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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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Wimberley, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love going to Bella Vista. It is lovely there and you can take a tour when scheduled. It is a working olive ranch and vineyard. They sell awesome olive oil and balsamic vinegar plus wine, olives and a few other products. It is off the beaten path and may not be especially interesting to young children.

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Kingwood Tx
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The ranch was beautiful but it stopped there. We did the tasting but the owner was in a hurry to lead a separate tour. Not very friendly.

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Petaluma, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

GPS location is off for this winery. Keep going just a little down the road and you will see their large sign. Great tasting room with free olive oil and jam tastings. Wine tasting is available (4 wines for $7 or all 7 wines for $10). You can also do a tour of the grounds and a tasting for $15.... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Spent a couple of hours there for the tour and tastings!! I would highly recommend visiting and learning more about olive oil. It's not just for dipping bread in it!!!

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Fort Worth, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
5 reviews 5 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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