Jacobs Well Natural Area can fill your day with fascinating discoveries and relaxing moments. The entire Texas Hill Country has unique, memorable areas. Natural wonders plus activities that fascinate and entertain are located in around the Wimberley area. The first Olive Oil producing facility in Texas is just up the road. On another road nearby is a rum distillery, take the tour and sit around reflecting on your Jacob's Well experiences.Listed below are additional recommendations.
Bella Vista Ranch
Visit an Olive Oil producing ranch
First Texas Olive Oil Company
is a family-run business, specializing in FRESH olive oil and other fresh, complementary foods. We base our products on the fruits and vegetables grown at the Bella Vista Ranch in Wimberley, Texas alongside our 1,200 olive trees.
In 1996 Jack Dougherty, who grew up in the orchards of Santa Clara valley and later had a career working as an executive in the computer industry, purchased a dilapidated ranch with the intention of making it a working ranch. Today it has become an agricultural destination spot.
Jack realized that Texas Hill Country soil and weather are akin to the Mediterranean, and he could not resist a stab at growing olives.
The olive trees the on Bella Vista Ranch were planted in 1998. Our retail store opened on the ranch in the year 2000, and we opened our "frantoio" (olive pressing facility) in year 2001.
Yes, you can grow olive trees in Texas! We have pressed fresh olive oil every year since 2001 and look forward to another "fruitful" pressing this Fall. If you'd like to be notified of our upcoming pressing, and get a chance to taste "fresh off the press" oil, please join our mailing list at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the dry-county rules in Texas have evolved, we've received our winery license and created Bella Vista Cellars. Bella Vista Cellars produces a range of Italian varietals, as well as blackberry wine, from the fruit off the Ranch. We are passionate about high-quality, fresh produce and products. We invite you to visit our tasting room to sample the olive oil, wine, and other gourmet foods available.
The concept of ziplining — which today is primarily an adventure thrill ride — was actually conceived out of necessity. The gravity-fueled conveyance using cables and pulleys threaded between two points was created by workers and residents who needed to quickly transport people and supplies across canyons, rivers, and other impassable areas in remote regions of China, the Costa Rican rainforest, and the Australian Outback.
Ziplining is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing adventure tourism activities. Today, professional ziplining adventure tours can be found worldwide and there is one in Wimberley for all to enjoy. Experience a rush as you soar over canyons and creeks with breathtaking 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley. Your adventure will begin with trained guides leading you on an educational walking tour. You'll learn about the local ecosystem of plants and wildlife, local history, and other interesting Wimberley area facts.
300 Winn Valley Drive, Wimberley, TX 78676
1.847.9990 website Map
are somewhat limited within Wimberley, however there is a great recreational lake located within 13 miles of the Wimberley area. Canyon Lake has been offering recreational opportunities for over 50 years. RnR Campgrounds is a short drive from Jacobs Well Natural Area. If tubing, fishing, floating, kayaking, hiking or bicycling interest you, this is the place to be. Located in a unique cove nestled on the Guadalupe River where two natural spring creeks converge and feed into the Guadalupe River, this is a hidden gem when it comes to primitive camping in our 8 acre meadow , weekend cabin rental stays or even longer RV camper vacations.
Phone contact is quickest.
3660 Tanglewood Trail Spring Branch, TX 78070
830.885.4035 email website map
Enjoy a Wine Tour - Or discover our local wineries on your own
Vineyards and Winery Tours
Hill Country Wineries
Hill Country wineries are hidden gems...enjoy the wines of each location or have a tour for even more fun. Enlisting the services of an areas touring service will enhance your experience. With over 60 Vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms in this central portion of Texas it is easy to see why wine lovers are flocking to the lodges and hotels in the area. Choosing a tour company is easy and many of our lodges have wine tours as part of their special packages if you enjoy venturing out on your own you will be rewarded by the beautiful views, Texas scenery and the wines from the boutique vineyards.
Mount Gainor Inn near Dripping Springs welcomes many during the seasonal 290 Wine Trail. Some 'close in' wineries:
Stroll Wimberley area galleries and shops or join in a local workshop to experience creating your own art
Art Galleries and Workshops
Artists have been long
been drawn to the Wimberley valley, 'A Little bit of Heaven'.
Many people discover the beautiful Texas Hill Country and are quickly taken by the sense of energy, the thriving cultural scene and the supportive artist's community.
With so many artists within the area they naturally needed outlets for their artwork. Art shows abound as do Art Galleries. In fact there is so much wonderful artwork that many of the local stores also feature local artists work.
All media are represented and if you want to dabble there are even classes available for painting, jewelry making, photography, weaving, glass work and more. Wimberley Artist Workshops brings an array of nationally acclaimed artists to share their knowledge. Ply offers classes in weaving along with loom rental plus weaving supplies. Silo Glass offers fused glass classes, all supplies furnished and no experience needed. Arbor Gate Studio offers workshops for jewelry creation.
Visit any or all of these galleries to view the artists' work.
VisitWimberley.com is your 'online' gateway to the Wimberley area with Lodging information, features, links to shopping, eating, services, art, music, special events, things to do, animal and wildlife information, crafts, and services in the Wimberley area. Our sister publication,The Hill Country Home Guide, includes localized information for designing, building and living within the Texas Hill Country.