Texas Olive Trees Make Homegrown Extra Virgin Olive Oils
If you don’t immediately think of olive trees and vineyards when you think of Texas ranches, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, we’re fairly sure cattle and possibly oil fields would be the first things mentioned. But at The Bella Vista Ranch, we enjoy being extraordinary—and bringing you the finest fresh-pressed domestic extra virgin olive oil that we possibly can.
Planting the Seed of Texas Olive Trees
The seed of The Bella Vista Ranch, so to speak, was planted when Jack Dougherty bought it, dilapidated and untouched, to bring it back to life as a working ranch. At once, Jack realized the untapped potential of the Texas Hill Country; with weather and soil similar to the Mediterranean, Jack knew that The Bella Vista had a future in Texas olives. Thus, The First Texas Olive Oil Company was born from the fruits of that delicious dream.
Extra Virgin Olive Oils Fresh Pressed and Other Fresh Foods
Award Winning Olive Oil
Our 2013 Estate Grown Coratina Olive Oil was awarded a Gold Medal at the New York International Olive Oil Competition. It is the first Texan olive oil to ever win a medal in the event.
Texas Olives Aren’t Our Only Crop
While The First Texas Olive Oil Company focuses on providing you with the finest fresh-pressed oils, The Bella Vista Ranch has become the home to much more elaborate agricultural undertakings. Having grown up in the Santa Clara valley, Jack Dougherty knew that, if he could, he would want more than just olives to press. As the rules in Texas have changed, so has Bella Vista Ranch’s crops—and we are so pleased to introduce Bella Vista Cellars to you! Our winery produces Italian varietals, in keeping with our Mediterranean theme.
Whatever we do, we do with passion and a commitment to fresh products grown right here in Texas. Come visit us at The Bella Vista Ranch to see (and taste) the difference.