Pursuing a simpler life, Kevin and LaDonne Wenzel moved to the Texas Hill country to start a small gourmet chocolate company in 1996. Their business plan? Simple ingredients: real chocolate, fresh fruit and nuts, authentic liqueurs and quality you can taste. In 1996, artist and chocolatier Kevin Wenzel first opened the doors to the Wiseman House to begin offering fine handmade chocolates to the public. Having studied fine arts in Europe, Asia and in the U.S., and gourmet chocolate making at a fifth generation chocolate school in Pennsylvania, this confectioner’s son possesses the perfect combination of talent and heritage for this delicate art. Within a few weeks of opening their doors, a reporter from the Fort Worth Star Telegram happened through town and stopped by. An article appeared on the front page soon after entitled "Chocolate Heaven" and they have had sweet success ever since.