Believed to have been build between 1830 and 1850, the log cabin was dilapidated when Willy and Inge Liesner (founders of TOSCA) bought the land in 1982.
Investing substantial time and money, the Liesner's resurrected the cabin in the 1980's, using it then, as a meeting place for friends and family. In 2018 it was further updated to serve as the Tasting Room for TOSCA Winery.
THE HISTORY: The Olbrych family, immigrants from Poland, inhabited the cabin until the 1930's when they built a new home adjacent to their original dwelling. Several generations lived there; worried first, about the nomadic Karankawa Indians, then later, surviving the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1867. Over the years the family worked relentlessly to clear the land, sell lumber, farm cotton and corn and later tobacco for the Willis cigar factory.
Before dying, Mrs. Olbrych shared stories about life, work and death on the land and in the cabin.
If the cabin could, it would tell the story of 120 years of feast and famine, life and death. The story of the generations that built America.