About the Winery


The Team

General Manager 
Allie Ferguson

Allie, native of Southern California, has been working in the wine industry for the past 9 years. She got her start in the Ramona Valley AVA where her experience spans from Tasting Room, Wine Club, Events, Social Media, Marketing, Management, and Consulting with multiple wineries. She brings us her passion for the wine business and the community surrounding the industry to create exceptional wine experiences for our guests. She received her Wine Business Management Certification from Sonoma State University in 2018, and became WSET Level II certified with Distinction in 2021. She is currently pursuing her WSET Level III with Napa Valley Wine Academy. 

Favorite Chapelton Vineyards Wine: Tannat

Manager, Hospitality & Villas
Margarita Rodriguez

Margarita brings over 10 years experience working in the hospitality industry, and is currently pursuing her hospitality management certificate at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Margarita is responsible for bookings at our villas, and ensuring that our guests have an elevated experience during their stay. Additionally, she is responsible for the gift shop and all things visual at the winery. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she has been part of our team from the outset.

Favorite Chapelton Vineyards Wine: Symphony 


 
Manager, Property
Luis Lopez

Luis has been with us since the very beginning stages of creating the vineyards and winery. He is the master of all trades, and makes sure our combined 75 acres at Lyn Ranch & Chapelton Vineyards looks pristine. He is always up to any task, and keeps the place together. We are very thankful to have Luis and all of our property hands. On top of managing the property, he also assists our winemaker is cellar production, and operates our in-house bottling line.  

Favorite Chapelton Vineyards Wine: Texas Red Blend 

Executive Chef
Jorge Rivas

After graduating culinary school in 2010, Chef Jorge has been immersed in the culinary industry, innovating on traditional flavors he's learned throughout the years. His breadth of experience, from prep to restaurant ownership, has given him a wealth of knowledge to lead and create in the kitchen. His Salvadoran roots inspire his food to evoke the comforts of his family's kitchen that sparked his love for food. Chef Jorge brings his international experience to Chapleton Vineyards that compliments the winery‚Äôs goal of blending our Texas roots with international terroir. 

Favorite Chapelton Vineyards Wine: Malbec

 

Manager, Tasting Room & Private Events
Samantha Skarpa

Samantha Skarpa, a native of Katy, Texas, brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for excellence to the Chapelton Vineyards team. She earned her degree in Agricultural Services and Development with a focus on Industries and Agencies from Tarleton State University in 2020. With nearly a decade of customer service experience under her belt, Samantha has honed her skills in catering to the unique needs and preferences of diverse clientele.  Samantha's dedication to quality and her pursuit of a WSET Level 1 certification reflect her commitment to excellence.

Favorite Chapleton Vineyards Wine:  Blanc Du Bois