Company Press

First Texas Olive Oil has piqued the interest of many folks and has received notable press. Click each article title to learn more...

"Texas’s Hill Country is creating award-winning olive oil blends" The Wall Street Journal, 10/14/2014

"Texas Olive Oil Producers Beating the Odds" The Olive Oil Times, 09/16/2014 

"Award Winning Olive Oil Sprouts in Heart of Texas" The Austinot, 04/24/2014

2013 Estate Coratina wins GOLD MEDAL at New York International Olive Oil Competition! (04/10/2014)


"Texas Ranch offers taste, info on using Olive Oil" The Baton Rouge Advocate, 04/02/2014

 "Olive Oil: Fresh, Fragrant, and Fabulous" Urban Home Magazine Austin/San Antonio, March 2014

"Texas Hill Country one of "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014" Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February 2014

"A Day In Italy" Harvest Events, Dallas Morning News, Travel Section, September 22, 2013

"What EVOO Can Do For You. Extra Virgin Olive Oil: how buying Texan can save your life" Austin Chronicle, September 7, 2012

"Can You Really Grow Olives In Texas?" Culture Map Austin, February, 8, 2012

"10 Places to Learn Something New on the Road," November, 21, 2011 – Rand McNally, On the Road,

“Oil Boom: Hays County’s Jack Dougherty the first to successfully make olive oil in Texas; benefits and uses of oil are,” San Marcos Daily Record, March 30, 2011

"Texas Hidden Hill Country" – Southern Living, March 2011

Way Out West Austin, Feb. 12, 2011

Bella Vista Ranch featured on, December 13, 2010

Hill Country Current, April 2010

"Olive Orchard Flourishes In Hill Country", Video from KSAT San Antonio

Fast Break: Bella Vista Ranch, near Wimberley, July 4, 2010,The Dallas Morning News

"Your Liveable Garden” Sat., 6-8 am, KSEV 700 AM
Sun., 8-10 am, The 9-5-0 (KPRC)

Texas Olive Oil: Estate-Bottled, Extra Virgin, Lone Star Exclusive, Texas Co-op, Power, August 2008

Wimberly home to Texas' first olive trees, March 25, 2008, KEYE TV

"The Top Three Texas Wineries in Texas," Alisha Wilson, Yahoo! Contributor Network, Feb. 2007

"Touring & Tasting", Harvest Edition 2007,

"Nuances of Tuscany - Under the Texas Sun," December 6, 2006,

"Texas Wine Trail: Rolling hills, vino, and Tex-Mex—it’s the Lone Star State’s answer to Napa," Cowboys & Indians, Dec. 2006 Issue, by Ellise Pierce

"Olives Source of Well-Oiled Operation," April 18, 2006, Lana Robinson, Texas Agriculture

"Wimberley man making it in (other) oil business," March 2006, San Marcos Daily Record

“The Saveur List, 12 Olive Oils: Move over Italy, Spain and Greece; make way for Texas, Turkey and Tunisia,” December 2005, Saveur

"SUSTENANCE, Bella Vista Ranch, Texas' Only Olive Oil Producer," October 2005, Austin Woman Magazine

"Texas Travel," February 2005 – View YouTube video »

"Texas Olive Country," September 2005, Texas Highways Magazine

"Happy Trails – A Visit To Wimberley, TX," April 2005, Texas Monthly

"Texas Hill Country Food Lover's Guide," April 2004, Gourmét Magazine

"Olive Grower Has A Pressing Mission," March 2004, San Antonio Express-News

"Olives As Ag Business Generating Success," March 20, 2003, Country World

"Texolive," March 2003, Click here to see.

"Olive Country? Ranch near Wimberley has become an experimental station for the Italian crop," February 25, 2003, San Antonio Express-News

"Another Kind Of Texas Oil," March 2002, Southern Living.

"Olive Industry Comes Home To Hill Country," October 24, 2001, Wimberley View

"Striking Oil", October 3, 2001, Austin American Statesman

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3101 Mt. Sharp Rd.
Wimberley, TX 78676

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