Here in San Saba, you’ll find Hill Country wine, artisan shops, boutiques, destination dining, and of course, plenty of pecans. But did you know that we also have our very own olive oil company celebrating 10 years in business? While perusing the shops lining Wallace Street, you’re sure to come upon San Saba Olive Oil Company, where you can stop in to sample and stock up on infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars. There’s no need to travel all the way to Europe for a taste of Italy because we’re lucky to have it right here in the Pecan Capital of the World.
Hill Country Dreams
San Saba Olive Oil Company was started in September 2011 by Jim Brozo, who originally purchased land near town with dreams of running his own Hill Country ranchette. However, he quickly realized that farming and ranching were not the right fit for him. With over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and produce industry and a vast knowledge of exceptional cooking products – including olive oil and balsamic vinegar – Jim decided to take a leap of faith. He opened up a shop in downtown San Saba, and San Saba Olive Oil Co. quickly became popular! By 2013, business was such a success that Jim brought on René Mcbee to help keep up with demand. René took over as the owner and manager in April 2019, after Jim retired. She has continued the story of success and passion for high-quality products for which San Saba Olive Oil Co. has come to be known.
Taste the Difference
At San Saba Olive Oil Co., discover the difference between their products and what you would find in other stores. Visitors are invited to taste from an incredible selection of some of the highest-quality certified extra virgin olive oil in the world, as well as the finest balsamic vinegar from the region of Modena Italy. Once you’ve tried their offerings, you may find it difficult to ever switch back to the grocery store quality!
San Saba Olive Oil Co. is a paradise for any cooking aficionados or food lovers. Not only are their oils and balsamics of exceptional quality, but they also come in a variety of unique flavors that you won’t find anywhere else. Classic olive oil infusions include roasted garlic, rosemary, and Meyer lemon, but if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try habanero, smoked hickory, or tandoori. For balsamic vinegar, you can find more traditional flavor infusions like chocolate, blueberry, and pecan praline, or you can try more unexpected flavors like coconut and crème brûlée! Whether you’re looking for the perfect olive oil for your next recipe or a unique gift for the hard-to-shop-for, you’re sure to find it at San Saba Olive Oil Co.
Beyond Oil and Vinegar
In addition to olive oils and vinegar, San Saba Olive Oil Co. also has a selection of beauty products and other specialty items. These include items such as Behren’s seasoning salts, locally-made barbeque sauce from Texas Hunters for Heroes, and beauty products from Olivella, which uses 100% virgin olive oil.
How to Get San Saba Olive Oil
Tasting each of the oils and balsamics at San Saba Olive Oil Company is an experience that belongs on any Hill Country bucket list. Shop from their curated selection online anytime at sansabaoliveoilcompany.com to keep your pantry stocked with high-quality products, or visit them in-person to explore an even wider variety of goods. You can find San Saba Olive Oil Co. in downtown San Saba at 207 East Wallace Street on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm.