The railroad arrived in Fredericksburg in 1913, and as for so many small Texas towns, it meant a new, expanded relationship with the larger world. In response, Lone Star Beer decided to construct a warehouse in Fredericksburg, right beside the railroad tracks for easy delivery, with high ceilings to moderate the high temperatures of Hill Country summers. It served Lone Star in this capacity for a time, until Prohibition ruined the industry, and later as a wholesale grocery warehouse where Mark Wieser’s mother worked as accountant.
Mark finally purchased the historic building in 1976 and had it moved to his family’s land, close to the roadside stand from which they sold peaches. For years, the place carried only produce and that only during the summer. By the 1990s, with the expansion and evolution of Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, it stayed open selling our jams, jellies, preserves and sauces all year round. Today, Das Peach Haus is the larger of the company’s two retail stores, the other being Fischer & Wieser on Main. The building is also home to the Culinary Adventure Cooking School.
INSPIRING YOUR CULINARY ADVENTURE
Stop by Das Peach Haus. The tastings are generous and the welcome is friendly. It’s all part of Inspiring Your Culinary Adventure. Case Fischer, Mark Wieser and the entire retail staff wouldn’t have it any other way.
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