Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Company
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One of the last things we expected to come across in Dripping Springs was a giant, Tuscan-inspired villa on an expansive acreage of olive trees. Sure, we’ve read all about the history of oil in Texas, but this wasn’t exactly what we had in mind. They do a couple of tours each day, so you can walk the grounds and find out what the difference is between extra virgin and refined olive oil (other than the latter sounding really unappetizing on some bread). And since space is limited - particularly on weekends - you may want to sign up in advance. They also have a bistro with lunch options, indoor and outdoor seating areas, and a tasting room where you can enjoy fresh-baked breads, wine, balsamic vinegar, and - surprise - olive oil.