At Chocolates El Rey's Tasting Room, you not only get to taste award-winning chocolates, but also learn about the chocolate making process as well!
Discover how Venezuelan farmers grow some of the world's finest cacao using techniques honed by generations, before that cacao is crafted into delicious chocolates.
Tasting Room Hours: (Hours subject to change seasonally)
Mondays and Tuesdays:
Normally closed, but can do tastings by appt. only for groups of ten or more
Wednesday & Thursday:
Open for Purchases Only: Noon to 5.
Open for Tastings By Appt. Only: Noon to 5.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
Open for Tasting and Purchases: 10 am. to 6 p.m.
Sample Tasting (changes weekly)
Included in our tastings are 6 premium El Rey chocolates, paired with an assortment of products that El Rey customers have crafted out of that particular chocolate.
WHITE: 34% Icoa White Chocolate, 5 time winner of Best White Chocolate in the World (International Chocolate Awards), paired with Hoity Toity white chocolate toffee, made with Icoa by Lambrecht Gourmet of Heber Springs, Arkansas.
MILK: 41 % Caoba Milk Chocolate, 2015 winner of Best Milk Chocolate in the Americas, paired with a blueberry and lemon oil bar made with Caoba by Gearharts Fine Chocolates of Charlottesville, Virginia.
BITTERSWEET: 58.5% Bucare Dark Chocolate, paired with a bourbon & cherry bonbon made by Araya Artisan Chocolates of Houston, TX
DARK: 73.5% Apamate Dark Chocolate, paired wood fire roasted coffee, cinnamon, and cardamon caramel bar made by PR Craft of Portland, Maine
SPECIAL RESERVES: Always included are our two new special reserve chocolates, Aniversario 56% Dark Milk Chocolate and Sur del Lago 70% Dark Chocolate.
42 South Ranch Road 1623
Stonewall TX 78671
(Near Fredericksburg TX, about 1 hr west of Austin TX)