Texas Olive Ranch will be open to visitors during the harvest and pressing of our 2012 crop from 10am - 2pm Friday Sept 14 - SundaySept 16. Guests will be able to view harvesting of the 40,000 tree olive orchard using the mechanical harvester, and can visit the press house to see how olive oil is made. Freshly pressed olive oil, known in Italy as "olio nuovo" will be sampled and visitors will be able to purchase olive oil.
Visitors are advised that this is a working orchard and to dress appropriately with closed-toe shoes, hats, and sun screen. It is expected to be very hot, so bring water or the beverage of your choice. Carrizo Springs is a two hour drive from San Antonio, and hotel space is very limited due to the Eagleford Shale oil industry. Visitors planning to spend the night are encouraged to arrange for lodging at the earliest opportunity.