In 1996 Jack Dougherty, who grew up in the orchards of Santa Clara valley and later had a career working as an executive in the computer industry, purchased the ranch. Today it has become an agricultural destination spot.
We offer estate and blended fresh olive oils as well as infused olive oils and dipping oils. We produce a limited number of bottles of our oils each year so be sure to get a bottle or a few while our supplies last.
Please visit the Bella Vista Ranch in Wimberley for a tour of our facilities, the orchards and tastings of our products. Please check the available hours before your visit because our hours change occasionally.
The Bella Vista Ranch is located in the hill country of Wimberley, Texas. Designed to reflect a traditional Italian family farm, the ranch is home to over 1,200 producing olive trees, seasonal fruit and vegetables, a frantoio (olive press), a winery, tasting room, and gift shop. Yes, we make 100% Texan olive oil!
First Texas Olive Oil Co., is headquartered at the Ranch. You can taste the grassy, peppery, and most importantly FRESH olive oil that we’ve been making here since 2001. Our olive oil is sold exclusively at our retail store on the Ranch or the “Shop” link on this website.
Bella Vista Cellars is a winery also located on the Ranch. We handcraft hill country varietals using locally grown grapes and offer a selection of seasonal fruit wines. Stop by to enjoy wines in our tasting room.