Having transplanted from California to Texas in the 1990’s, owner Jack Dougherty bought a goat ranch and has now turned it into an olive tree ranch and vineyard. At the site, you’ll be surrounded by vineyards to the north and olive trees to the south of this family run business. Current wine selections for tasting are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, and Blackberry. Also on site is the Texas First Olive Oil Company that makes some great tasting olive oil. There are about 15 varietals of the 1000 or so olive trees planted. Most of the varietals are Mission, Coratina and Arbequina. What a great place to get some Texas olive oil and Texas wine all in one stop! You’re body will get the health benefits of both red wine and olive oil. As if that weren’t enough, to make your spirit happy, let us also mention that the scenic drive out to this place is also quite wonderful as well!

Bella Vista Cellars

www.bvranch.com

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