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“Texas Olives - so near San Antonio... :)”

Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Elmendorf
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed visit to Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard. Was much more there than expected. Enjoyed all the staff and of course Sandy. We came for the tour, but with young granddaughter in tow and a very hot day elected only to walk the grounds a bit and listen to Sandy giving her initial tour brief in gift shop/restaurant. Did not know what to expect, the place was a pleasant surprise, well maintained, and learned a bunch about Texas olives. I should have done my homework a bit more and noted that there was also a restaurant there (online menu). With the granddaughter, we just settled for olive oil ice cream. Table setting for eating is very nice. Recommend as nice stop for couples or seniors.
We of course bought a few bottles of olive oil and some Texas olives. Price of products was not inexpensive, but a good investment in Texas. The quality of the olive oil was VERY good. Much better that expected. Thanks Sandy and your staff.... next time we will take the tour.

Only suggestion is to offer an earlier tour time to beat the heat..

4  Thank B J
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Reviewed 23 April 2013 via mobile

Visited after purchasing their products at a local farmers market. Tour was very informative and lunch was excellent. Nice gift shop and nursery.

4  Thank acpa1120
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

We took the last Saturday morning tour prior to Christmas. The crowd included a number of San Antonio area folks who brought out-of-town holiday visitors. The weather was pleasant for the outdoor portion of the tour.
The tour would be much more interesting in a different season, such as spring when the trees were in bloom, summer when the olives were visible, or fall during the harvest.
Lunch and the servers were pleasant, but the crowd was at the maximum they could handle without serious problems.
We are investigating the olive orchards in Texas for a source to buy a few trees for our retirement retreat. I think Sandy Oaks will be a good source for the varieties offered, we just wish there was more emphasis on table olive varieties, but the mission here is mainly olive oil.
We saw a large coyote hunting for his or her breakfast as we drove in, so this location is also a possibility for wildlife viewing.

2  Thank J H M
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

I had the pleasure of visiting Sandy Oaks while in San Antonio attending a conference. One of the “day networking trips” was a bus ride wine tasting tour that ended at Sandy Oaks . We were greeted by Sandy, who is the owner of the Olive Orchard and beautiful facilities/buildings that are on her property. She gave our group of about 30 a great tour of the grounds and shared her knowledge of Olive Orchards in Texas. After touring the Orchards we were taken to the machine that processes the olives into “olive oil”, again Sandy explained the process in detail, her passion for what she does really showed throughout our experience at Sandy Olive Orchard! After seeing the amazing machine that was imported from Italy, and learning about the process of making olive oil we were taken into the facility where the cooking demonstration took place. Sandy’s main chef has been trained overseas and has great passion for what she does! Than came the food!! Sandy’s chef gave a great cooking demonstration, as she was doing the demos food started pouring out of the kitchen, to say the food tasted amazing is an understatement!! Sandy Oaks Olive Garden is a hidden jewel just outside the city of San Antonio, Texas. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to be treated and feed well to visit Sandy and her well maintained facilities!

5  Thank FlightMedicalEscorts
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

Have attended the last two passport destinations at sandy oaks and each time was thrilled with the evening's food, wine, and ambience. I was not originally sure of what to expect and as we drove up, it looks like nothing in the middle of nowhere, but the service both nights was fantastic and I really learned so much. For foodies, this place is a secret we might not want to share.

3  Thank Apriljc
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