Texas Wine Company
Texas Wine Company exists to fill the need of premiere winemaking in a custom crush facility. Offering full service crush, fermentation, and barrel aging. Our unprecedented lab and equipment ensures we’re implementing each client’s needs and protocols – achieving the desired outcome of legacy wines.
Texas Wine Company (TWC) is a full scale custom crushing facility and they are ready to handle a lot of grapes.
The facility will have three coolers on site, as well as two presses. And tanks. Bright stainless steel tanks line the room as there are three different sizes of tanks at TWC: 6,600 gallons, 3,300 gallons, and 1,650 gallons. The tanks are designed to perfectly do their job. The diameter of the larger tanks is the same as the height. This has proven to be the best dimension for fermenting red wine.
Lost Draw Cellars
Lost Draw Cellars is committed to producing quality wines that highlight the unique terroir of the Texas High Plains. We pride ourselves on planting grapes that thrive in the semi-arid climate of the region and strive to continuously improve the growing process in a sustainable way to enhance the character and structure of our wines. Our founding families invite you to enjoy the results of our hard work and dedication to true Texas winemaking.
Andy Timmons is revered across the state for his grape growing abilities and is considered one of the pioneers for the exponential growth of vineyards in Texas over the past decade. As a multi-generation farmer with experience in cotton and peanuts, Andy was constantly trying to find ways to grow new crops for the ever-evolving consumer market so he decided to research the possibilities and potential upside of adding a third cash crop to his fields. Andy’s passion has led him to become the largest grape farmer in Texas, now managing over 500 acres and over 30 varieties.
Andy’s nephew Andrew Sides– an engineering student at Texas Tech University- had worked at the family farm throughout high school and into college. In 2006, Andrew and Andy partnered with Troy Ottmers, Father of Andrew’s college sweetheart and now wife, Callie Ottmers, to plant the first five acres of grapes on his family property. This partnership and property in Fredericksburg became the birth of Lost Draw Cellars.
The tasting room resides in the heart of Fredericksburg where the Ottmers’ family business was originally established. The Lost Draw team continues to strive to produce the highest quality wine that Texas has to offer, and is excited to invite you to enjoy a taste of Lost Draw Cellars.
Chateau La Croix Fourney
AOC ST.EMILION Gran Cru Estate Wines
St. Emilion vineyards produce some of the richest, lush and expensive wines on the Right Bank. The ground is defined by limestone, with a layer of clay over the limestone. This creates a soil condition that holds water very well.
The area is heavily dominated by Merlot, which is more adaptable to heavy, clay soils than Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot ages extremely well, with many Right Bank Merlots (Bother blends and 100% Merlot) able to maintain their excellent taste, balance and structure even after 30 years of aging! Merlot also is used as a minoritygrape to soften Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cabernet Franc is very popular in St. Emilion, where 100% Cab Franc and Franc/Merlot blends combine the lush Merlot wines with the rigidity and deep purple hues of the Cab Franc. As a result, St. Emilion produces wines that range from mellow reds to audacious and velvety explosions of flavor.
Located in the famous Bordeaux region (classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site) and under 5 kilometers from the historical village of Saint-Émilion, Château La Croix Younan, is a boutique vineyard slightly under 10 hectares (20 acres), producing exceptional, full-bodied wine that characterizes Saint-Émilion Grand Cru wine.
The wines of the vineyard date back to the 1950’s, but the region has been known for its excellence since the 19th century. The majority of the vineyard is planted in merlot grapes for red wine production, but it also grows cabernet sauvignon grapes, used to produce white wines.
The Younan Collection acquired the vineyard and winery in 2017. The multi-million euro acquisition includes a fully- equipped, state-of-the-art winery production facility on 22 acres of prime land, together with an above-ground cellar, bottling and labeling facility, vinification room and tasting room.
La Grande Maison Younan Collection brand owns and operates, Château la Croix Younan and Château La Garelle, Bordeaux vineyards in Saint-Émilion, and Château de la Perrière and Golf Avrillé.