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About Bella Vista Ranch

Jack Dougherty

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.

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Olive Oil

fresh olive oils

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.

Olive Oils

Tours

Olive Orchard Tours

Please visit the Bella Vista Ranch in Wimberley for a tour of our facilities, the orchards and tastings of our products. All of our tours are scheduled by prior arrangement, contact us for more information.

Tours

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 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. Remember, "We're first in the fresh olive oil business!"

 

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

The First Texas Olive Oil Company harvests its crop by hand from trees that were planted on The Bella Vista Ranch in 1998. Our amazing olive pressing facility, or our “frantoio,” opened a few short years later, allowing us to press fresh olive oil every year. If you have never experienced fresh pressed olive oil, you need to! Join our mailing list by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that you can be alerted to our upcoming events.

 

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.

Our Address

First Texas Olive Oil Company
3101 Mt. Sharp Rd.
Wimberley, TX 78676

Our Products

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