Harvesting Tradition - In 1928, Joseph and Estella Wieser bought 60 acres of land on the southern edge of Fredericksburg, Texas, planted a peach orchard and put down roots in a very Texan way: think big, work hard and never compromise. Nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, that dedicated commitment has fortified a family business for four decades, with son Mark Wieser carrying on his parents’ passion for gourmet eating the way nature intended. In 1969, Mark founded Fischer & Wieser’s Das Peach Haus® as a roadside fruit stand, built from the logs of an 1870 German log cabin purchased for $150 (especially meaningful given the family’s German heritage), and quickly became the place to go for the best locally harvested preserves and sauces Texas has to offer.
Harvesting Talent - Fast forward a decade and out in the verdant peach orchard, one of Mark Wieser’s students, Case Fischer, was harvesting summer peaches and growing a passion for the process of farming and preserving. Case developed such a love for the business that he went on to study Food Technology and Food & Fiber Marketing at Texas A&M University and returned home to become Mark’s business partner, full of vision, knowledge, and new strategies to grow the business and inspire culinary adventures everywhere. Case later developed The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce®, the company’s flagship product, winning the NASFT’s (National Association for the Specialty Food Trade) prestigious award for Outstanding New Best Seller in 1997. Today Mark Wieser is Chairman of the Board and Case Fischer is President and CEO of this thriving international business and the #1 gourmet food company in Texas. And it all started here in our Hill Country peach orchard.
Harvesting Inspiration - There are always new ways of doing things, but at Fischer & Wieser we never compromise quality. With Estella Wieser’s first recipe for peach preserves still in production, it’s easy to stay focused on all natural, farm-fresh goodness that creates the most flavorful and authentic gourmet pantry items. That’s what you get when two feisty German families feel in their heart of hearts that if you’re honest and have a quality product, people will keep coming back for more. Today Fischer & Wieser is located in a historic warehouse just a few blocks off Fredericksburg’s Main Street with a well-stocked showroom for easy shopping; or for those wanting to step back in history, there’s always the picturesque Fischer & Wieser Das Peach Haus®. Still in its original location, Fischer & Wieser’s historic roadside fruit stand offers as many as 70 award-winning products that have inspired culinary adventures from coast to coast and around the world. These versatile products can now be found at the new Fischer & Wieser store, right on Main Street in Fredericksburg where daily samplings of Fischer & Wieser’s tantalizing cooking sauces, salsas, jams, jellies, appetizers, pasta sauces and so much more inspire the culinary adventures of each of our many visitors.