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Best of 2015

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With the awards season in full swing, we thought it was the perfect time to do a Best of 2015 round-up. By viewing pages, commenting and sharing socially, you've told us your favorite blog features and recipes from the past year. From a parody of the newest winemaking technique to our favorite Napa itineraries and beyond- there was something for all.

And, of course, we've included our favorite recipes for the year, as we certainly do covet our farm-to-table food around here! We've pulled these best of 2015 recipes (plus a few bonus recipes!) into a convenient printable that we know you will love. We give a round of applause to all of our supporters and cannot wait to show you what's in store for the rest of 2016!

Top 5 Features of 2015

1. Next Evolution in Winemaking

The Latest Ground-Breaking and Innovative Technique in Estate Winemaking Revealed; the Ultimate Expression of Terroir. The Single Berry Ferment!

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2. Hiking in Napa

We asked the Round Pond team for their favorite hiking spots in and around Napa. We love food and wine, but we also love soaking up the sunshine.

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3. 5 To Die For Salad Dressings

Since Fall equinox is still a few weeks away, we thought this would be the perfect time to share a few favorite salad dressings to help finish off summer.

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4. Our Favorite Napa Itineraries

We’ve combed through dozens of trip guides and found a few of our favorite Napa Valley itineraries…Now you can relax and just enjoy the ride.

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5. New Olive Mill Experience

You know how it is when you’ve got something really cool–a new pair of shoes in the closet, a peacock in the backyard–but only a few people know about it? Well that’s a bit how we feel about our artisan olive oils, vinegars and syrups.

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Top 5 Recipes of 2015

1. Basil Vinaigrette

Is there anyone who doesn’t love basil? Use this dressing on a number of salads, including the classic caprese with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella.

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2. Meyer Lemon Shortbread Cookie

These cookies are light and buttery with the perfect zing added from the lemon winter citrus.

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3. Smoked Salmon Lollipop

A delightful, utensil free appetizer that features our Meyer Lemon Olive Oil from the New Mill Experience.

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4. Citrus Chili Marinade

Perfect for grilling this summer, this citrus-chili marinade has a spicy kick that pairs fabulously with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

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5. Red Wine Herb Marinade

Ideal for your Red Wine Pairings, this Red Wine Herb Marinade is the perfect companion this summer when firing up the grill!

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Download our "Best of 2015" + Bonus Recipes HERE!

 

Which posts would you nominate for the "Best of 2015"?

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