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E xciting events are on tap, best taken in via the Round Top VIP Experience in The Halles VIP Pavilion with lounge seating, charging stations, complimentary fiber Wi- Fi, permanent restrooms, and The Halles' fully stocked cash bar. VIP perks include a swag bag stocked with a candle from The Farm at Wellville, personal pie from Royers Pie Haven, All Hands Craft Cocktails in a can, and more. Fischer & Wieser serves special hors d'oeuvres all day, alongside tastings of their fabulous Texas wines. VIPs receive in-demand invitations to two coveted evenings: the PaperCity Spring Antiques Show opening party hosted by the Massey Family at Henkel Square on Saturday, March 19, and the PaperCity/Round Top Publishers closing bash at The Halles on Wednesday, March 30, as well as invitations to the exciting speaker series with cocktails and book signings (page 110). For the complete Halles lineup and to experience Round Top as an insider, secure a VIP ticket and make The Halles VIP Pavilion home; $150 per day, additional days $80; learn all the perks and purchase tickets at tickets.roundtop. com. The Halles, 1465 N. Texas Hwy. 237, Round Top, Saturday, March 19 – Saturday, April 2, 9:30 am to 6 pm daily, Catherine D. Anspon W hat began as a tiny roadside fruit stand in Fredericksburg in 1969, operated by Mark Wieser out of an 1870s-era log cabin known as Das Peach Haus, has grown into a gourmet specialty foods empire with international reach. As a 15-year-old, Case Fischer began harvesting peaches and other produce during the summer; in 1986, just before graduating from Texas A&M, he became co-owner of Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods. That's when the fun began — an historic store, cooking school, wine tasting room, wedding venue, guest houses, and the new Dietz Distillery, led by second-generation Dietz Fischer and sister Elle Kate Fischer, along with the original roadside fruit stand stocked with their beloved peaches from the orchard (the original one was planted in 1928). In 1996, the product that launched a thousand sauces — and brought Fischer & Wieser into gourmet shops everywhere — was the Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce ($9.95) which won the Oscar of the specialty food world: Outstanding New Bestseller from the Specialty Foods Association. Hostesses from across the state stockpiled bottles as a pantry staple, pouring it over cream cheese. "It became the national hors d'oeuvre of Texas," co-owner Deanna Fischer says, laughing. "Before that, we were just another regional jelly company." Demand and recognition grew. So did the product line. While the web address is still simply, Fischer & Wieser now includes more than 150 sauces, salsas, condiments, jams, jellies, appetizers, pasta sauces, soups, meal starters, and wine. The legendary brand is popping up at the Round Top Spring Antiques + Design Show in a shop at The Halles (March 29 – April 2), with their best sellers in tow, including the iconic Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, along with tastings of their wines. VIPs ticket-holders at The Halles will take home favorite Fischer & Wieser jams, jellies, and sauces, and a daily menu of Fischer & Wieser samplings are available at The Halles VIP Pavilion. "We are a heritage Texas company of Texas Hill Country epicureans," Fischer says. Fischer & Wieser at The Halles during Round Top Antiques + Design Show; Fischer & Wieser Farmstead, 1406 S. US Highway 87, Fredericksburg, Courtney Dabney FISCHER & WIESER – THE LITTLE CONDIMENT THAT COULD THE HALLES: BE A VIP Case Fischer, Mark Wieser Fischer & Wieser Triple Berry Jam and Dry Riesling, right 118

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