The resort’s culinary team believes in utilizing the rich and flavorful produce, dairy and protein all hand-raised and produced just miles from the property. They have formed numerous relationships and exclusive partnerships with ranches and farmers across the Texas Hill Country and the State of Texas.
Some of the local vendors include:
Windy Bar Ranch, Stonewall, Texas
The resort recognizes the high quality of the Windy Bar Ranch black angus beef, and features the ranch’s special dry-aged beef at 18 Oaks Steakhouse. The resort’s fine dining restaurant obtains much of its menu from this cattle ranch. The close proximity of the ranch to the resort allows guests to experience the freshest and best cuts of Texas beef.
Thunder Heart Bison, Texas Hill Country
Grass-fed bison contains one of the highest known concentrations of omega 3 fatty acids. High in selenium, beta carotene, taurine, and the all important CO-Q 10. The grass and field harvesting are the foundations of the nutritional profile that make Thunder Heart unique. Bison from this ranch is used in dishes throughout the resort. The ranch also supplies guajillo jelly to the resort.
Texas Olive Ranch, Dallas, Texas
Texas Olive Ranch 100% Pure Texas Extra Virgin Olive Oil is pressed from arbequina variety olives. The Arbequina variety was developed in Spain and is especially suitable for growing in the sandy loam soil of the Middle Rio Grande Valley in Texas, where the climate is very similar to southern Spain. The resort restaurants and kitchens use this top grade olive oil.
Brazos Valley Cheese, Waco, Texas
These handmade and house-aged cheeses, produced near Waco, Texas utilize local Grade A, Jersey cow milk. Brazos Valley Cheese is used in the signature macaroni and cheese served at Cibolo Moon and other restaurants throughout the resort.
Mozzarella Company, Dallas, Texas
A consistent American Cheese Society Award Winner, this handmade, fresh mozzarella is a staple in many of the resort’s dishes. The Mozzarella Company provides the resort with handmade mozzarella cheese that follows a centuries-old recipe.
Pure Luck Dairy, Dripping Springs, Texas
Pure Luck is a family farm and goat dairy made up of 100 Nubian and Alpine goats, on certified organic land on Barton Creek, in Dripping Springs, Texas. They specialize in handmade artisan goat cheese used throughout the restaurants and kitchens at the resort.
Veldhuizen Farm, Dublin, Texas
A small, family-run dairy and cheese maker, the Veldhuizen Farm supplies the resort with its unique Texas Gold Cheddar, a classic buttery cheddar, and Redneck Cheddar made with St. Arnold’s dark beer.
Lucky Layla, Plano, Texas
This third generation dairy produces high quality milk and artisan dairy products from award-winning Guernsey and Jersey cows. The all-natural, premium milk and butter from Lucky Layla, is served throughout the resort.
CKC Farm, Blanco, Texas
Produced just up the road from the resort on a small family farm, this handmade, fresh goat cheese is used in the resort restaurants.
Whittington’s Jerky, Johnson City, Texas
A 50-year-old Texas tradition, this all-natural beef jerky is offered throughout the resort except in 18 Oaks Steakhouse where it is homemade by Chef Glass.
Best Maid Pickles, Fort Worth, Texas
An 80-year-old Texas tradition, these pickles are used throughout the resorts restaurants.
Cin Chili and Co., Houston, Texas
Founder, Cindy Reed Wilkins, is the only person to win the Terlingua International Chili Championship two years in row. Her family run business, Cin Chili, produces the hot sauce used throughout the resort restaurants.
Psencik Peaches; Fredricksburg, Texas
Sweet and juicy Texas Hill Country peaches are a summer tradition. This small family orchard provides the resort with these ripe, sweet beauties, only available during June, July and August.
Hill Country Homestyle; Fredricksburg, Texas
A unique local business, Hill Country Homestyle practices the old German tradition of canning fruits and vegetables. Led by a husband and wife team, Hill Country Homestyle utilizes traditional old world recipes passed down from their grandparents. Some of their products the resort uses include jelly, jam, preserves and candied jalapenos.
Local Farmers Markets
Chefs from the resort make weekly trips to the various farmers markets in the area always seeking the freshest ingredients for every dish served.
Hairston Creek Farm, Burnet, Texas
Chef Alex Glass of 18 Oaks Steakhouse visits this farm’s booth at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market weekly.