We want our guests to be the central focus and concentrate our efforts on creating an experience with meticulous attention to confectionery details, techniques, and ingredients that delivers the best possible product. Our team is dedicated to making sure that every detail counts - from the look of the store to where we source our ingredients to continuous training for our team. We want our guests to taste great chocolate and wine, but we also want to take them on a journey they may remember from childhood and forgotten or to a place they haven’t been before.
Dan McCoy, Chocolatier
Make people happy.
That was the business plan and vision of our combined brands when we started this journey in the Texas Hill Country. By using great ingredients and building a great team we strive to create amazing familiar flavors, but also surprise you with something you may have never tasted before.
Dan has been creating chocolate confections for over two decades. Born in north central Texas, he attended Tarleton State University and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School to become a dermatologist. He practiced medicine in Corsicana and at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas where he specialized in melanoma and psoriasis. Ten years ago he accepted a position at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, stepping down as President of the company two years ago. Dan relocated full-time to Fredericksburg where he consults on corporate strategy and makes chocolate and wine.
Making chocolate and confections is a team sport and we have an amazing group of people that work to create and extraordinary experience for our guests and customers.
Melanie Bopp is one of our chocolatiers but also manages our overall product and retail operation. She has over two decades of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry and is best known as the owner and baker of Twisted Sister Bake Shop in Fredericksburg.
Cathryn McCoy is our social media manager and is always working to make sure our public channels are fresh and current.
Allison, Jacob and Marissa do everything - from packaging chocolates, shipping wine, or taking amazing care of our customers and guests in our Retail and Online Store.
Amanda Praytor manages human resources as well as our accounting and government reporting. Her attention to detail keeps our trains running on time.
Sammy is our Confectionery Chef and supervises the overall production of many of our favorite products like our famous Almond Butter Toffee and Hill Country Clusters. With 20 years of experience in the food manufacturing business, Sammy is just plain amazing.
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Premiere Wine & Chocolate Experience
Our Premiere Wine & Chocolate Experience is truly unique and amazing. Groups up to 14 can join us in our upstairs tasting room begining with sparkling wine and a charcuterie board that includes brittles, chocolate and our famous cocoa nib covered goat cheese while one of our chocolatier staff walks you through the process of making chocolate and provides an elevated tour of the factory through floor to ceiling windows. Groups then enjoy wine from DKM Cellars, chocolate and multiple confections over an approximately 90 minute tasting experience.
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A word about allergies
Hill Country Chocolate products contain, may have been in contact with, or made on equipment shared with soy, milk, wheat, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. We recommend you take necessary precautions based on any related allergens.