photo credit: Nicolai McCrary
Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Company
Sure, olive oil might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Texas’ liquid gold, but the arid desert climate is actually the perfect setting for this giant Tuscan villa overlooking rows of olive groves. 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 (plus, it’s a nice break from all of the alcohol-based activities around town). They also have a bistro with indoor and outdoor seating, and a tasting room where you can enjoy their fresh-baked breads, wine, balsamic vinegar, and, surprise, olive oil.