Elk Store

Elk Store in Fredericksburg Models Itself After a Prohibition-Era Speakeasy

July 1, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

The Elk Store Winery & Distillery traces its lineage to a Prohibition-era Central Texas moonshiner. Owner Todd Smajstrla named his spot on Fredericksburg’s Main Street after the old general store in Elk, just northeast of Waco, where his great-grandfather, John Cyril Smajstrla, made clandestine moonshine.

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