Gillespie County, Texas

$4,750,000

202+/- Acres

Location

Jenschke Lane Farm is located immediately south of US Hwy 290 with over 1,500 feet on Jenschke Lane in the heart of the Texas Wine Country just 2.5 miles west of Stonewall and 10 miles east of Fredericksburg. This area of the Texas Hill Country is well known for the thriving wine culture that has been established along this stretch of US 290 and continues to develop and progress into one of the most visited wine regions in the country. The area also boasting some of the best natural scenery, amazing flora and fauna, and expansive dark skies in this intact region of the Texas Hill Country.  San Antonio and Austin are about an hour drive away making this area easily accessible to millions of visitors each year. 

Acreage

202 Acres

Description

The Jenschke Lane Farm primarily consists of gently rolling savanna-woodlands studded with huge Post Oaks and Spanish Oaks with areas of historic and active cultivation nestled into the picturesque Hill Country farm scenery. Driving into the property from Jenschke lane one is taken back into time as you pass through sculpted agricultural fields and under towering trees into the historic headquarters dating back to the 1880’s.

Deep, dark soils provide excellent and diverse native grasslands including little bluestem, Texas wintergrass, yellow Indiangrass and sideoats gramma. Along two small drainages and multiple improved tanks across the property a consistent covering of healthy oak trees provide excellent habitat and cover for many species of native wildlife and exotic game.

The farm is large and diverse enough to give a sense of privacy while also providing excellent access, multiple homesites with incredible views, and a fantastic location amidst this booming region of the Hill Country. Jenschke Lane is a paved county road with a healthy built-in traffic count of over 1,000 cars on an average weekend. One of the most well-known vineyards in the Texas Wine Country located 3/4 mile down the road, Becker Vineyards is the driving force of visitors along Jenschke Lane providing a tremendous opportunity to expand upon its momentum with the Farm being utilized as new Vineyard, rural housing community or mixed-use development.

The farm is under an agricultural tax exemption as continued cultivation of milo, oats, corn and commercial hay take place on approximately 80 acres as well as cattle grazing on the remainder of the property.

Improvements

Situated in the heart of the property under a stand of heritage Oak Trees lays the historic German cut-limestone home dating back to the 1880’s and waiting to be brought back to life as a centerpiece to a new farm headquarters, vineyard operation or community development. A quality metal barn with concrete floors sits beside the home and is currently used as a workshop and barn for the small commercial farming operation.

The farm has several miles of good perimeter fencing as well as multiple new interior high-fenced pastures around the active cultivation. A solid all-weather road leads to the center of the ranch with several smaller ranch roads sprawling the pastures to access the rest of the property.

Wildlife and Water

There are two intermittent streams crossing Jenschke Lane Farm that in combination with 8 improved tanks provide value to wildlife. This in combination with excellent tree cover creates a remarkable habitat for game animals such as whitetail and axis deer, turkey and dove as well as other wildlife including hundreds of species of neo-tropical songbirds, raptors and butterflies for nature lovers of all kinds to enjoy.

A primary Water Well with a submersible 200 gallon per minute pump provides a substantial amount of high-quality water across the property in a series of pipelines and troughs. The well is estimated to be 160 feet deep with water being accessed t only 60 feet.