Walter Ottmers took over the Gulf Distribution business. The property was officially home to a family-owned business and the start to four generations of family on the property.
Troy Ottmers took over the business and worked along side his father, Wallace Ottmers.
Andy Timmons decided to diversify his farming operations to include grape growing at the original Lost Draw Vineyards site. His nephew, Andrew Sides, worked for the family farming operation and helped to expand from 5 acres to over 50 acres.
Troy Ottmers sold the family business but kept the land in downtown Fredericksburg. Andrew Sides got engaged to Callie, Troy’s daughter.
Troy, Andrew & Andy soon began talking about plans for Lost Draw Cellars and their vision to highlight the unique terrior of the Texas High Plains through the production of their own wines.
After growing grapes for almost a decade and making renovations to the land in Fredericksburg, Lost Draw Cellars produced its first vintage. Lost Draw Cellars opened its doors in the Fall of 2014.
Lost Draw Cellars continues to grow it’s own grapes, educate others on Texas grape growing and wine making and feature 100% Texas grown wines.