Specialty Food & Beverage


Processing the area’s abundant produce is a rapidly expanding industry, and companies are working hard to keep pace with the bounty from our fields and farms, not to mention our vineyards. Also, huge opportunities lie in the growing demand for organic products, sales of which are expanding faster than new products can be brought online.


  • Dutchman’s Market, Inc.
  • Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc.
  • Fredericksburg Brewing Company
  • Fredericksburg Farms
  • Opas Smoked Meats
  • Pedernales Brewing Company
  • Quintessential Chocolates
  • Ranch Road Roasters
  • Rustlin’ Rob’s Texas Gourmet Foods

Quintessential Chocolates

Specialty Food & Beverage
Business Estd. 1998
In June 1998, she moved her chocolate company from Washington State to Fredericksburg. Lecia is the only chocolatier in the nation to produce liquid center chocolates filled with spirits, wines, non-alcohols, even cocktails, a unique twist on a centuries’ old European process.
Lecia Duke