• Location: Dripping Springs, Texas
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
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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

Hildy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Very Informative!

Nancy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Loved it!

Carmen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We loved this tour! The food in the cafe was delicious and the staff are so welcoming and personable! We were lucky enough to get the owner as our guide for the tour and he was very informative and interesting. Plus they are in a beautiful location which was a nice change from the city touring we did the day before.

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.

Joe P

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

The owner, John Gambini, spent 10 minutes with us. He shared his knowledge and expertise as well as his vision for the olive oil industry in Texas. After visiting with him we enjoyed some gelato and bought a couple of bottles of his excellent olive oils.

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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