We first wrote last year about the new winery incubator that is coming soon to Stonewall right on U.S. 290 in the Texas Hill Country. The facility is now entering the final phase of construction and renovation to the old Stonewall fire station, and they are anticipating opening the doors to tenants or a buyer by mid-August, 2017.
The owners can offer the building for interested parties in one of two ways. First, the building can be purchased. Second, they can house up to four small-batch, independent wineries ready to take that “next step” with a prominent location on U.S. 290.
The building contains 4,620 square feet of space and has been updated, top to bottom, to accommodate the unique requirements of today’s modern wineries. Features include: ADA restrooms, hand-wash stations, a light-filled tasting room, an insulated cold room, HVAC capable of maintaining temperatures between 55 and 58 degrees, a small office/lab area, three-phase power, and two septic systems (one for domestic use, the other for production waste). Municipal water serves the building and fiber-optic internet is also available.
For small enthusiasts, the incubator offers the opportunity to grow without the huge investment normally required to start a winery in this area. They can lease space for between $2,500 and $3,000 per month (the more users the less each will pay) along with their prorated share of utilities, taxes, and insurance. A possibility to share winemaking equipment amongst the tenants exists.
For a small, but established, winemaker, the owners believe the space has the capacity to produce 6,000-8,000 cases per year and would make for an ideal next step to have a retail and production facility on 290. The building can also be purchased upon completion for well below the cost to find land and build from scratch.
If you are interested in the opportunity the new incubator will be providing, please contact Jeff Williams, Owner/Broker, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (830) 456-9324.