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Go On a Tuscan Inspired Getaway Among the Texas Olive Orchards

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You don’t have to travel out of the country to find a uniquely Tuscan inspired getaway. The Hill Country is full of niches and hidden gems among its beautiful landscapes that truly inspire an Italian style vacation right here in Texas.

There are a few olive orchards from San Antonio to Dripping Springs that offer great products for sale right off their farms and deliver one of kind experiences to make the venture even more enjoyable. Below are three olive orchard farms to add to your bucket list for a truly Tuscan inspired adventure.

Sandy Oaks


Located minutes from San Antonio in the town of Elmendorf, Texas is Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard touted as “Olives with a Texas Accent,” on its website. It is owned and operated by Saundra C. (Sandy) Winokur.

It is one of the first olive orchards in Texas. With its beautiful surroundings your sure to feel as you just stepped into a quaint Tuscan village. Known for its olive trees, and the various olive oil and olive leaf based skin care products it produces, according to its website, it is also known for its southern hospitality and the educational benefits it provides to the community on the various uses for olive oil.

From tours to weddings, to holiday parties and family gatherings there is so much to enjoy at Sandy Oaks. You can enjoy a wonderful farm to table meal, visit their tasting room, and shop among the skin products made on site. You can even take home your own olive tree to plant in your backyard.

For more on this hidden gem visit:

25195 Mathis Road
Elmendorf, TX 78112

Hill Country
Photo: Facebook/texashillcountryoliveco

Family owned and operated, The Texas Hill Country Olive Orchard is nestled among the beautiful landscape of Dripping Springs, Texas.

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