Lost Oak Cellars is nestled in the heart of Boerne's downtown historic district, just off Main street and Rosewood. This Historic building was once the Ebensberger Fisher Funeral home. It is a part of the Boerne Historical Society, and was named a Texas Treasure by the Texas Historical Society in 2012.
A little bit about the building's rich history:
Ed Ebensberger had bought the old Becker Hotel on E. Rosewood several years before. The Becker Hotel had been part of an early time when Boerne was a health mecca for patients with lung diseases and the train brought loads of patients to town. That time had now passed and the hotel was closed. Ed had it razed and built a funeral home at 111 Rosewood Avenue in 1937 using wood from the hotel. Funeral business started taking place in this location in 1938.
The funeral home itself was an Art Deco style of architecture, very popular in the 1940s and 1950s but quite rare in Boerne. (There is only one other Art Deco building in Boerne and it was built by Pat Ebensberger.) Prior to Lost Oak Winery inhabiting the building the floor plan of the funeral home has not changed since it was built, which is a testament to the excellent planning for the needs of the community that went into it. The only changes to the building are to the garage and the addition of the front canopy. Major renovations were completed in 2009 by the Fishers while staying true to the original structure and maintaining its architectural integrity. Jo Lynn Fisher's proudest feat was being able to restore the original long leaf heart pine floors which are now only available through reclaiming.
Lost Oak Cellars moved into this beautiful building in 2023, and we cannot be more thrilled to be a part of the wonderful and inviting Boerne community.