For almost a century, the Fischer & Wieser Farmstead has played a significant part in Fredericksburg’s rich history and community, making it one of the most sought-after Texas travel destinations. Starting with a family-grown peach orchard, the Farmstead now offers an abundance of epicurean and destination experiences. At the Farmstead, you can taste and purchase locally made specialty foods, taste wine, attend live music events, stay on-site , tour and sip spirits at Dietz Distillery. If you are lucky enough to come by during peach season, you can pick up some of the best tasting peaches in the Texas Hill Country!
How did the F&W Farmstead and Das Peach Haus Start?
The Fischer & Wieser Farmstead began with the planting of a small orchard of peach trees in 1928 by German immigrant J.B. Wieser. His son Mark continued to tend to the peach orchard during his summer breaks from college as it was a true labor of love.
In 1969, Mark founded Fischer & Wieser’s Das Peach Haus– the region’s first permanent roadside fruit stand crafted from the sturdy logs of an 1870’s German log cabin. The humble abode, perched amid the rolling hills of Fredericksburg, Texas, swiftly became a mecca for peach lovers far and wide, eager to savor the juiciest, most succulent locally harvested peaches and handcrafted preserves from the pristine Texas Hill Country.
Fast-forward a decade, as Das Peach Haus continued to flourish, one of Mark Wieser’s dedicated workers, Case Fischer, was tirelessly harvesting summer peaches and growing ever more passionate about the process of farming and preserving. As customers streamed into the store to sample the mouthwatering jams and jellies made right there on the farm, Case couldn’t help but feel a deep sense of satisfaction knowing that he had a hand in bringing joy and happiness to their lives. It was then that he approached Mark with an idea that would change everything: “I think we can do something truly spectacular with these jams and jellies!”
With that, Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods was born – a labor of love, dedicated to producing over 150 of the most exquisite, handcrafted specialty products imaginable, beloved by customers around the globe. Despite our rise to fame in the specialty food industry, the team at Fischer & Wieser has never lost sight of our roots. Today, we still take pride in cultivating some of the most succulent peaches you’ll ever taste.
If you find yourself wandering through the enchanting landscapes of Fredericksburg, Texas, do yourself a favor and stop by the Fischer & Wieser Farmstead that has expanded its offerings well beyond a roadside fruit stand and into an immersive Texas Hill Country culinary and entertainment destination.
Here are some things you can experience at the F&W Farmstead:
1. Taste and Shop the Best Specialty Food Products from Fischer & Wieser
Das Peach Haus is known for its wide variety of peach products, including jams, gourmet salsas, sauces, and refreshing tea. Not into peaches, no problem! Fischer & Wieser brands include other fruit-inspired cooking sauces, jellies, preserves, pasta sauces, meal starters, Asian-influenced condiments, soups and so much more! You can sample products in their tasting room and take home your favorites! Can’t wait to have a taste? Visit the Fischer & Wieser online store
2. Texas Wine Country Tastings
Fredericksburg is known for being in the heart of Texas Wine Country and coming to Das Peach Haus makes it easy to sample a wide selection of their curated Texas wines. Indulge in a wine-tasting experience tailored just for you! Immerse yourself in the world of Texas wines, where you can embark on an expertly guided tasting or venture into a self-guided exploration, pouring at your own pace. From lusciously sweet to tantalizingly dry, and every delightful note in between, our exquisite Texas wines are crafted to captivate your palate effortlessly. Choose to savor this enchanting experience by the tranquil pond, where nature’s serenade harmonizes with each sip, or within the hallowed walls of the historic Das Peach Haus. Take home your favorite varieties or simply have them shipped to your home within the state of Texas.
3. Participate in cooking classes in Fredericksburg
Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure like no other at our cooking classes and events located at Das Peach Haus! Whether you’re craving Italian, Tapas, French cuisine, or local Hill Country favorites, the Fischer & Wieser Cooking School is here to satisfy your taste buds and elevate your cooking skills. Immerse yourself in a world of flavors, styles, and techniques as our kitchen becomes your playground, empowering you to become the master of your own culinary domain. The school features hands-on classes, demos, private dinners and special events. All tailored events include chef-led instruction, demonstration, a delicious full meal, and wines from our F&W Culinary Adventure Wine Collection. You’ll even take home the recipes, ensuring your newfound culinary prowess extends beyond the class. All menus can be customized, including gluten-free and vegan options. We can also accommodate most food allergies. Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of cooking classes? Explore our calendar to discover the incredible array of Fredericksburg cooking classes and events that await you. What to learn more?
4. Book a stay on the Farmstead or downtown Fredericksburg
Texas Hill Country VRBO – Enchanting Four Sixes Train Car
Are you a history buff and like the idea of immersing yourself in the nostalgic charm of staying in a Pullman car during your Fredericksburg getaway adventure? Step aboard the awe-inspiring 1894 Private Palace Pullman Car, which promises to transport you back in time and offer an unforgettable experience! This exquisite car once accompanied Theodore Roosevelt on his journey to the illustrious 6666 Ranch in North Texas. It is also believed that the esteemed Indian Chief, Quanah Parker, graced this extraordinary Pullman Car with his presence. Every corner of this delightful antique train car exudes an ambiance of captivating history. Originally crafted by Pullman for the Quanah, Acme and Pacific railroad, this remarkable gem not only boasts its rich historical significance but also exudes a delightful romantic aura, making it an idyllic destination for an intimate ‘Just the Two of You’ getaway. Book Now →
Experience the Charming Fischer & Wieser Farmhouse B&B
This inviting farmhouse, originally built in 1910, offers a generous and inviting space for a serene vacation. Set on over 6 acres of picturesque land, surrounded by 60 acres of pecan and peach orchards, it embodies the essence of a true ‘country’ retreat. Moreover, its prime location places you just one mile away from the bustling Main Street shopping area. With a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, this expansive property provides ample comfort for you and up to twelve guests. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors, featuring a private pond fully stocked with fish, eagerly awaiting your fishing adventures – please note this is catch and release only. Children will be delighted by the outdoor play set, adding to their joyous experience. The property is securely gated and provides ample space for leisurely strolls, peaceful reading, and simply unwinding. Prepare yourself for a truly unforgettable experience at the F&W Farmhouse B&B, where rustic charm, tranquil surroundings, and the delights of Fredericksburg seamlessly blend together, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Stay in Nostalgic Airstream B&B’s
Escape from the ordinary by choosing one of three classic Airstream models for your retreat– Serenity (30ft.), Caravel (20ft.), and Basecamp (20ft.) Let the F&W Farmstead become your home away from home, where every moment is infused with warmth, joy, and a sense of belonging.
5. Experience the rich regional history of Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg, a town rich in history since its founding in 1846, has welcomed German settlers and witnessed remarkable individuals who shaped the world. Over its 175-year history, the area has become a cherished destination. Check out some of our of top spots:
- Step into the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg to relive the struggles and triumphs of those resilient German immigrants who established this extraordinary place.
- Explore the National Museum of the Pacific War and learn about Chester W. Nimitz, a local hero, who commanded the United States Pacific Fleet during World War II, putting Fredericksburg on the national stage.
- Visit the birthplace of our 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, in the renamed town of Johnson City. Discover the fascinating story of LBJ’s larger-than-life personality and enduring legacy at the Lyndon B. Johnson State and National Historical Parks. Today, his final resting place lies on the beloved ranch he cherished in Stonewall, just a short drive from Fredericksburg.
6. Experience Dietz Distillery
This delightful small batch Fredericksburg distillery was built upon cherished German and Austrian traditions located next to Das Peach Haus. Dietz Fischer opened the doors in November 2021 and is focused passionately on preserving old-world distilling techniques. Visitors will learn about the process and history of alcohol distillation, shop gourmet cocktail mixers, and savor both timeless and artisanal cocktails. The handcrafted selection of spirits currently includes Five Judges Gin, Himbeere Vodka, Peach Eau de Vie, and the delightful Pear Eau de Vie. This summer marks the eagerly awaited release of their Premium Silver Rum, in addition to the Triple Berry Eau de Vie, lovingly crafted using 100% local strawberries, agaritas, and blackberries. Dietz Distillery offers the opportunity for private events, complete with impeccable cocktail service. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, hosting a corporate gathering, or simply seeking a unique and charming venue, they will more than accommodate your needs for an unforgettable experience.
7. Drop by Tha Stand
Experience the essence of Texas peach season at “Tha Stand,” an enchanting seasonal shopping destination that warmly welcomes you from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This delightful venue is brimming with an abundance of luscious fresh peaches, alongside a tantalizing selection of fresh local produce. You can also count on a wide array of delectable Fischer & Wieser peach-infused products, invigorating peach cider, and even exquisite peach wine. Stay informed about our anticipated opening dates each season as we keep you updated with the latest news. For real-time updates and a glimpse into our peach-filled world, be sure to follow us on Instagram @tha_stand. Get ready to immerse yourself in the flavorsome wonders that “Tha Stand” has in store for you! (Add link to Tha Stand)
Visit the farmstead
Can’t wait to explore the farmstead? Our doors are open Sunday 10 am-5pm, Monday – Thursday 10 am – 5:30, Friday & Saturdays 10 am – 6 pm.