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Bella Vista Ranch

3101 Mt. Sharp Road, Wimberley, TX
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Wimberley
Type: Farms, Factory Tours
Description: The only olive orchard in the hill country also offers berry picking.
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Fort Worth, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Really enjoyed the tour and learning all about olive oil! Couldn't believe all of the interesting information and how much we don't know about what we buy in the stores. Make sure you don't have a time limit or another appointment close after the tour time. We were there about 2hrs 15 minutes and could have stayed a little longer... More

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have never been to an olive oil tasting, but did indeed enjoy learning about the process and what to expect in a quality oil. Thanks for this opportunity right in the middle of our great state. Although a bit pricey, I did leave with a couple of bottles of oil (love that peppery taste) and a bottle of wine.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Wow! What a unique experience here in the Texas Hill Country. We went for the tour and Olive oil tasting and were not disappointed. We learned a TON of info about Olive trees and the actual process of making olive oil. Highly recommend doing the tour. The price includes the tour plus wine tasting. Worth the time and money!

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Rockwall, Texas
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33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We didn't do the olive oil tour but just stopped in to taste the award-winning olive oil produced in Texas. They do a nice little tasting demo and it was very informative. The olive oils were very nice and we ended up buying a couple of bottles of their olive oil, basalmic vinegar and stuffed olives. It was definitely not... More

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Richardson, TX
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13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The olive oil tasting was.....different. I had never considered just taking a swallow of olive oil! This is one of the only (perhaps the one and only) olive oil growing and producing locations in Texas. We bought a bottle of fresh olive oil, a dipping sauce made with their own oil plus balsamic, cheese and spices and (our favorite) a... More

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Kemah, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was an olive oil tour instead of a winery tour. It was very interesting and the staff was very pleasant. They have a wine tasting and olive oil tasting area, with their little store to buy different wines and olive oils. The scenery was great with the hills in the back ground. Will be returning in the future.

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7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

First the good, the information about olive cultivation and manufacture of oil was outstanding. The tasting was very nice and generous with oils, jams and wine. The owner is entertaining and informative. However his hints at his political and social views was unnecessary, unwanted and for me detracted from the tour. I suspect he doesn't care.

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Shoreacres, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Jack, the owner of Bella Vista provides visitors with a fascinating and informative history of olive farming throughout history as part of a tour at Bella Vista. Jack's knowledge of olive agriculture and sense of humor is a delight for anyone unfamiliar with the versatile olive. The tour also includes a tasting of locally grown products they have for sale... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The wine tasting & tour was very interesting and delicious. The owner is very entertaining and the history of his olive plantation is very interesting.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you ever want to know anything about the history of olives or olive oil, go on the tour! It is very informative but at times a little more than I wanted to know. The tasting of the olive oil is great and very interesting in addition. I have never had better olive oil or tapenade!

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