I love quaint towns, it doesn’t matter what part of the world I’m in, I love them, I love everything about them. One of my favorite towns to visit in Texas is Fredericksburg, it ticks all the boxes of small-town charm.
Photo not my own and found on the Das Peach Haus Website.
Fredericksburg is one of those towns that you can spend hours in, and you should, as it takes at least a weekend to get to the nitty-gritty of what it has to offer. I can’t get enough of it, some of the buildings look like I should still be able to ride in on my horse, tie it outside the tavern and go get myself a cold brew!
This Texas town was established in the mid-19th century by Germans, with its sister city being Montabaur, Germany. How cool is that? Now I want to visit it’s sister in Germany! Also, Fredericksburg, Texas is on the National Register of Historic Places.
One of my favorite things to do when visiting a new place is to sample the food. I don’t know about you, but I love me some peach cobbler, and with a name like “Das Peach Haus”, I was thinking I could get my fair share and then some of peaches. I walked in for the first time on Mother’s Day of 2019, boy was I in for a surprise, there is so much more than peaches on the menu.
1. Fisher & Wieser Specialty foods
When I say specialty foods, I mean foods that you are not likely to find anywhere else in the world. I mean, when was the last time you bought “Texas Bluebonnet Jelly”?. Just thinking about all of the delicious jellies, sauces and mustards is making my mouth water. Here were some that stood out to me:
TEXAS BLUEBONNET JELLY
TEXAS CACTUS JELLY
AMARETTO PEACH PECAN PRESERVES
We bought several jars of deliciousness our first visit, and the tastes, oh the tastes… My favorite is “The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce”, I bought two. I had to, after I tasted it, I knew I would be grilling, marinating, and adding it to just about everything.
The store offers all of the food on display for visitors to try, with many of the sauces being poured over soft cheese that you can help yourself to. I liked trying the jellies on plain crackers, that way I got a taste for each of their rich flavors. Keep in mind that you’ll want to go hungry, there is a lot to taste!
2. The Wine
Did you know that Texas is now the fifth largest wine producer in the United States? Das Peach hous carries a vast selection of Texas wine that you can sample, or if you prefer, you can buy a glass and sit in their lovely back yard.
3. The Culinary Adventure Cooking School
In the back of the building just past the Wine room, you will find a large room where the cooking school is housed. I have not yet had the pleasure of joining a class, however when I looked at the schedule of upcoming events, I saw classes like “Autumn in Tuscany” and “Oktoberfest”. Definitely worth checking out!
4. The Grounds
I completely fell in love with the property. Not only is there a small lake, there are benches, chairs and tables to sit and relax. There are bathrooms outside that look like mini homes, that are immaculately clean and open to the public. Their website states they offer venue rental as well, I can just vision a beautiful Texas wedding on the horizon.
It’s a little oasis that you can’t see from the road, you have to walk to the back of the building to get a view of the beauty.
5. That Texas Feel
If you want to get that Texas feel, Das Peach Haus pulls it off nicely. The building itself has a 19th-century look to it. I love the old red truck parked outside, it just screams “Y’all it’s time to round up some cattle!”
An old truck is as Texan as Longhorns!
When you visit Fredericksburg next, don’t forget to stop by Das Peach Haus!
Das Peach Haus
1406 S US Highway 87, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, United States