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See how olives are grown and harvested in Texas on a 1-hour tour of a family-run olive orchard and mill located a short drive from Austin. Learn about the history of the industry in the state, and stroll through the orchards for an up-close look at different varieties and the planting process. Tour the Italian-style mill to see how olives are harvested and pressed, and learn what makes an olive oil ‘extra virgin.’ Finish at the tasting bar to sample the orchard’s high-quality olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of an olive orchard and mill in Dripping Springs, Texas
  • Learn about the history of the Texas olive industry
  • Explore the planting and growing process with a stroll through the orchards
  • Learn the difference between pure, light, virgin and extra-virgin olive oil
  • See how olives are harvested inside the mill
  • Simple different varieties of olive oil and balsamic vinegar at the tasting bar
  • Located a short drive from Austin for an easy day trip

What You Can Expect

Texas Olive Industry Orchard Tour in Dripping Springs

Olives in the washing & destemming process

Customer Reviews

kent g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a fantastic experience. One the founding owners gave us a tour and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot about how olives are grown, harvested - and consumed! The tour was comprised of a trip to the olive orchard, as well as the manufacturing plant where they process the olives. They also have a good selection of olive oils and vinaigrette's for sampling, and for purchase. Overall a fun, informative and tasty experience which I would highly recommend to anyone looking for something to do near Austin, Texas.

Heather C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tour by one of the owners, into the olive grove and then the processing. Learned a lot about the production of olive oil and owners great about answering questions. Tasting room was quaint, would definitely take others when have visitors in town.

Edward H

4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

This was a very interesting and informative tour. The young lady giving the tour was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Great quick spring break adventure. Thank You

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