Texas Wine Properties is proud to showcase this amazing opportunity in the heart of Texas Wine Country. Located just outside Fredericksburg, Texas, the former Bell Mountain Winery on 74 gorgeous acres is for sale and ready to begin a new life.
This is a turn key operation with all of the equipment and licenses needed to jump right into the wine production and sales business. Opportunities like this are very rare! Here is your chance to hit the ground running and capture the excitement and energy surrounding the booming Texas wine and tourism industry.
Please contact Christina Legrand at RE/MAX Capital City for full listing details and additional photos. Schedule a private showing or get more information. (512) 955-6540 or firstname.lastname@example.org License #664577
Winery and related buildings, business equipment, licenses/permits, home and guest house are all included in this sale. Contact Us for detailed property and business information. Information on wells and soils are also available. 74 acres of land offer endless opportunities to expand this business and capture the lifestyle tourism that surrounds Fredericksburg. This would be the perfect place for vacation cabin rentals, an events venue, vineyards and so much more. The possibilities are endless. With all the the facilities, licensing and equipment already in place, instant expansion is at your fingertips. Now is the time to get involved in the Texas wine and tourism industry.
Bell Mountain Vineyards was founded in 1976 by one of the pioneers of the Texas wine industry, Robert Oberhelman and may be considered one of the oldest wineries in Central Texas. It is located just 20 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, Texas and close to Enchanted Rock.
The land is approximately 75 acres with a 2 bedroom, 2 bath main home, a 1 bedroom guest house that is perfect for a winemaker or vineyard manager; the winery facility; tasting room; office and lab. There is also a warehouse with cold and dry storage. The sale includes the business name, all of the business equipment as well as all of the licenses and permits required to make and distribute the wine. The vineyards, winery and storage are designed to handle 10,000 cases. Please note the winery is not currently operating and has not operated in a number of years because the founder has passed on and the family is unable to continue operations. Therefore, there are NO financials available.
There are about 50 acres of vineyards, of which about 15 acres are planted and the remaining acres are all trellised and ready to be planted. It would be my recommendation that you have a vineyard manager walk the vineyards to determine how many of the existing vines can be kept and how many need to be removed. The cost of replanting the vineyards will depend on the type of vines, but a former vineyard manager who worked at Bell Mountain estimated $3 to $6 per vine using 726 vines per acre (10’x6’ spacing). That said, the new owners would likely want to bring in grapes or unfinished juice to start producing wine in the short-term, while waiting on the new crops to produce enough fruit to produce a sufficient quantity of estate wine.
Ag valuation exists on all of the land except about 3.82 acres that comprise the homestead and the winery. This keeps the property tax to a minimum.
There are a total of four wells on the property. One has been permanently capped. Two are currently in use and the pump will pulled from the third as it was not being used. All of the wells feed from the Hickory Aquifer and because they are grandfathered in, are not subject to flow restrictions, so there is plenty of good water on the property. Well logs are available if they are interested. There are also two septic systems, although I have not been able to locate design information. This would need to be investigated during the due diligence period.
There are only two deed restrictions on the property (buyer should verify). One states that the land can not be used for a livestock feeding operation and the second states that the land can’t be used as a wrecking yard. That means someone purchasing the property could choose to restart the winery, and potentially add lodging, a wedding venue, a restaurant, etc. The opportunities for additional income streams are there!
Buyer to verify zoning and land use restrictions, if any.
List Price as of 1/5/17 – $1,800,000. Please call to verify price and availability. 512-966-6540