A South Texas Secret Sparks An Idea…
When you depart the flatlands of Central Texas and head south, you start to notice things start to look and feel a little different. The air is a little dryer; it’s a little hillier and a lot less crowded. Life just moves a little slower.
The charm of Carrizo springs reminded our founder Jim of the Basque region of Southern Spain, where the world famous Arbequina trees flourish. These tress are well known for producing some of the finest olive oil known to man. All of these factors, combined with Jim’s pioneering spirit, led him to planting 50,000 trees here. And the rest folks, is history…..
What Is Texas Olive Ranch?
Just outside of the rugged and beautiful Carrizo Springs, Texas you will find the sprawling Texas Olive Ranch. Here along hundreds of acres, you will find more than 50,000 Arbequina, Arbosana and Koroneiki tress growing and prospering. You can see the fruits start as a sprout green and mature into a dark purple hue, the color any olive oil maker dreams of.
The Henry family and Texas Olive Ranch believe that all stages of sprout growth offer a unique sensation to the taste buds. That’s why we press olives at various stages of ripening. The result is flavor that is a combination of buttery and earthy that offers a hint of a peppery aftertaste that any olive oil fan will appreciate.
Our Uncompromising Beliefs…
At Texas Olive Ranch we believe that what starts here has a lasting impact. We are grateful to the beautiful terrain of South Texas for allowing us to produce some of the worlds highest-quality olive oil. As a result, everything we do has sustainability in mind. Our tree trimmings are processed into mulch.
We feed our leftover olive mash to our ranch animals, who in turn naturally fertilize the orchard. Our olive oil is 100% GMO-free and we are in the process of becoming certified organic. We are well aware of everything our land has given us, and do everything possible to leave as small a footprint as possible.