At Home

We hear it all the time as guests lounge on the terrace or admire the gorgeous grounds and décor: “I wish I could take this all home with me.” Well … now you can. Get tips and how-to advice on how to bring a Napa—and Round Pond—feel to your home, garden and table.

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    How to Host a Blind Tasting

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    Want the next step in wine tasting? Hosting a blind tasting is an exciting way to try new wines and put your tasting skills to the test. 7 Steps to a Successful Blind Tasting:   …

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    Seed to Table: Starting Your Seedlings

    By: Daphne Blackmer

    Seed To Table Series – Part 1 Starting Your Seedlings Gardeners look at calendars differently than most of us. It may read “February” at the top of the page, but Daphne and Laura, our gardeners …

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    Enjoy Your Winter Whites All Year Long

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    There is nothing more refreshing than the crisp elegance and complex citrus layers inherent in a fantastic white wine.  This winter, we didn’t want to let the weather outside stop us from enjoying some of our …

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    10 Awesome Citrus Syrup Cocktails

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    We asked our favorite Napa Valley mixologists to play with our syrups. Here are the amazingly awesome cocktails they came up with. Try them this holiday season and let us know which one is your favorite!

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    Gretchen’s Tips for Gorgeous Fall Arrangements

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    We love this time of year! The holidays bring joy, laughter, gratitude and a plethora of friends and family get-togethers. We’ve turned to our beloved “Flower And All Things Décor” expert, Gretchen Lawton, for tips on how to make gatherings beautiful rather than stressful.

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    The Round Pond Guide to Canning

    By: Ryan MacDonnell

    Round Pond owner Ryan MacDonnell and her girls love to make jams and sauces with goodies from the garden. Watch Ryan, Addie and Gigi (with Taylor Swift playing backup in the background) making strawberry preserves in the video, then follow the steps below to do it yourself with whatever’s growing in your neck of the woods.

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    What We Do With Tomatoes At Round Pond

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    It’s that time of the summer when tomatoes are at their most prolific, and we all start to tire of the, albeit beloved, Caprese salad. Here are some ideas for how to use your tomatoes from our Round Pond staff and friends … along with the fun stories of how the dishes came to be.

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    Our Favorite Summer Recipes!

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    We’ve pulled together our favorite summer recipes for you from here at Round Pond. Bon appetit!

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    What YOU Do With Round Pond!

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    Last month, we asked you all to submit your favorite ways to use Round Pond products or pair Round Pond wines. Here are the winners!

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    Our Favorite Spring Recipes!

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    We’ve got a roundup of our favorite spring recipes for you from here at Round Pond. And we’ve got some exciting news too … our Citrus Syrups will be available at Williams-Sonoma starting this spring!

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    How to Make a Gorgeous Garden Bed

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    Garden beds are amazing, magical things. They’re where “dirt” gets transformed into “soil” and becomes a complex ecosystem that nurtures life from the microbial level all the way through to the vegetables we eat. Learn Michael’s three golden rules for making gorgeous beds that will make your garden grow.

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    How to Host an Olive Oil Tasting

    By: Ryan MacDonnell

    Watch Ryan show how to host an olive oil tasting in the video above, then follow the steps below to hold one for your guests in your own home.

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    How to Make a Beautiful Plate

    By: Eric Maczko

    Chef Eric shares his pro tips for making food look beautiful on the plate … just in time for Thanksgiving.

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    Dora’s Garden Salsa: A Round Pond Harvest Tradition

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    All around the Valley, winemakers and harvest teams rely heavily on Mexican food during the busy harvest season, and Dora’s Garden Salsa is one of the most popular picks here at Round Pond. Watch the video to see Dora in action, then make her Garden Salsa and Adobo recipes at home.

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    How to De-bone a Squab (or Quail)

    By: Eric Maczko

    Eric shows how to de-bone a whole squab (or quail), and Miles and Ryan give it a try.

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    What We Do with Zucchini at Round Pond

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    Have you ever noticed that zucchini always seems to come with stories? Here are a few from our very own Round Pond staff, along with ideas for what to do with the abundance of zucchini right now.

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    The Making of Our Summer Solstice Event

    By: Colleen Dray

    Watch as Colleen and her team transform the Round Pond grounds into our magical Summer Solstice Event. Then read Colleen’s tips below for creating stellar events of your own.

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    Tips on How to Pair Your Wine

    By: Eric Maczko

    Chef Eric explains how he chooses what food to pair with wine (and vice versa), then gives you three tips to use at home. 1) Know Your Wine. 2) Like and Like Makes Less Like. 3) Pair High Alcohol Wines with High Fat Foods and Low Alcohol Wines with Low Fat Foods. Click below to learn more.

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    10 Ways to Use Our Blood Orange Olive Oil and Syrup

    By: Eric Maczko

    From cocktail to dessert, we’ve got all sorts of fun ways to use our Blood Orange Olive Oil and Syrup here.

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    From Garden to Plate

    By: Eric Maczko

    Chef Eric takes us out to the Round Pond gardens to see what’s fresh, then back to the kitchen to translate it to a meal. Plus … Eric’s three top reasons to love seasonal vegetables.