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Westcave Cellars Winery & Tasting Room presents an extraordinary opportunity to acquire an established 3,500 case winery and tasting room located along the renowned Texas Wine Trail between Johnson City and Fredericksburg. This highly sought-after location is well-known for attracting a substantial number of visitors each year who are in search of the best wineries, vineyards, breweries, and distilleries. The Texas Hill Country wineries rank as the second most visited wine destination in the United States. With 25 years of experience, Westcave Cellars Winery has proudly built a reputation for producing award-winning fine wine using 100% Texas grown grapes.
In this area of the Hill Country, winemakers have honed their craft over the years, combining traditional techniques with modern innovations to create exceptional wines. Today, the area has established itself as a premier wine destination, boasting picturesque rolling vineyards, acclaimed wineries, and a warm hospitality that invites visitors to immerse themselves in the region’s rich legacy and passion for winemaking.
The Texas Wine Trail is a renowned destination, drawing wine enthusiasts from all corners of the world and ensuring a consistent flow of visitors throughout the year. Whether it’s small, family-owned wineries or large, well-established operations, the trail offers something for everyone. Visitors can savor world-class Texas wines while indulging in the renowned hospitality of the Hill Country.
Westcave Cellars Winery has garnered numerous accolades, including Gold Medals and the coveted Judge’s Selection awards at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards for their Reserve Sangiovese, Vigneron, and Tannat varietals. This recognition further exemplifies their position within the thriving wine industry and showcases their commitment to producing exceptional wines that captivate wine lovers seeking the best the region has to offer.
Westcave Cellars Winery & Tasting Room is situated on Sandy Road (RM 1320), just half a mile north of Highway 290, right in the heart of the renowned Texas Wine Trail. This location is surrounded by numerous wineries and event venues, creating a vibrant and exciting destination for visitors. Some of the notable wineries in the area include William Chris Vineyards, Portree Cellars, Sandy Road Vineyard, Vinovium, Hye Meadow Winery, Ron Yates Wines, Lewis Wines, and many others. Additionally, the area is home to many other visitor attractions such as Garrison Brother’s Distillery, Walden Retreats, Bamberger Ranch Preserve, and several resorts and Bed & Breakfasts.
Wine Tasting Room: Newly remodeled and fully furnished 2,200 sqft wine tasting facility and event space with a full commercial grade kitchen
The Hydeaway: A 2,000 sqft secondary home that is currently being used as a short-term rental with 2 beds, 2baths, a full kitchen, laundry, dining and living room. The Hydeaway currently sleeps 6 people with plenty of space to add additional beds.
Small winery building- 20’x30’ metal insulated building on a concrete slab with a 12’ ceiling and custom decorative roll-up door. Currently used for case goods storage and the wine-making lab.
Large winery building- 40’x50’ metal insulated building built in 2021 on a concrete slab with a 18’ ceiling and a roll-up door.
An additional 3,200 sqft of covered concrete crush pad with a drain.
84 GPM water well with split chlorination system
RV parking & pad site with electric hookups
Small 10’x20’ storage building
There is one water well on the property reaching a depth of 324’ and boasting a flow rate of 84 gallons per minute (GPM). The water distribution lines operate on a split system with a UV filter and water softener filtering the water that supplies the wine tasting room and the Hydeaway while the wine making facility is fed pure well water. It is important to note that this property is located within the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District, ensuring responsible management and conservation of the local groundwater resources.
General List of Assets
Winery G Permit & Brewery Permit
Fully furnished wine tasting room
Fully furnished short-term rental
Fully equipped modern wine production facility
3 phase generator
8,000 gallons of bulk wine tank capacity
8,000 gallons of barrel capacity
All case + bulk wine on hand at the time of sale
*Full asset list to be provided by agent upon signing an NDA
**Select farm equipment is available for an additional cost, see agent for details
Westcave Cellars Winery & Brewery was established by a dedicated husband-and-wife team who share a passion for wine and viticulture, and a strong appreciation for hard work and unwavering commitment to their craft. Inspired by their success cultivating grape vines and tending to their personal garden, the duo purchased 65 acres on Hamilton Pool Road and planted 3 acres of cabernet sauvignon grapes in 1999. Over time, their vineyard expanded to over 9 acres with 9 different grape varietals. In 2011, they opened Westcave Cellars Winery & Tasting Room at their property on Hamilton Pool Road. The husband serves as the master winemaker and grower (the “vigneron”), while the wife oversees the hospitality and management of the tasting room.
In 2020, they made the decision to sell their vineyard and winery on Hamilton Pool Road and acquire a new location on the Texas Wine Trail in Hye. This strategic move allowed them to position themselves in an area globally renowned for attracting wine enthusiasts, while also providing increased storage space for their case goods, tanks, and barrels. They remodeled the existing structures and added a larger winery building from the ground up. Although they haven’t planted any additional vines in Hye, they continue to manage and cultivate grapes for other esteemed vineyards in the Hill Country and High Plains AVA, ensuring the utmost quality for their own winemaking endeavors.
Furthermore, the owners have obtained a brewery permit and have been crafting and serving their own beer at the tasting room. They source hops for their beers from a ranch in Sisterdale, Texas, upholding their commitment to exclusively serve beverages made with 100% Texas-grown ingredients.
The owners have extensive connections in the wine industry, have earned numerous prestigious awards, and possess profound knowledge of the intricacies and regulations associated with producing and selling alcohol in Texas. As they embark on their well-deserved retirement, they are open to working as consultants for the new owners, if desired, for an agreed-upon period to facilitate a seamless transition.
The sale of Westcave Cellars Winery & Tasting Room encompasses all real estate assets, furniture, fixtures, and equipment, as well as the wine-making assets and inventory at the time of the sale. Additionally, the business and brand will be transferred to the new owners, ensuring a comprehensive package for a prospective buyer.