Behind the Scenes

Yes, our wines are elegant and our artisanal foods pure. But there’s a lot of work—contributed by a lot of people (and dogs)—that goes into making it all happen. And boy do we have stories for you.


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    Chicks and Chickens at Round Pond

    By: Ryan MacDonnell

    What could be more fun than having your own beloved little chics raise their own beloved little chicks? Read about Ryan’s three daughters’ adventures raising Round Pond’s flock.

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    The Art of Cultivation

    By: Michael Presley

    You’ve heard of organic. And you’re most likely heard of biodynamic. Michael Presley, our Head Gardener, uses methods along the entire spectrum that are geared towards a kitchen garden in an approach known as biointensive.

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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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    Tank Naming: A Round Pond Harvest Tradition

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    One of our traditions here come harvest time is to name the tanks. This year’s theme? 80′s movies! Plus … other harvest traditions from our Napa neighbors.

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    Olive Harvest at Round Pond

    By: Ryan MacDonnell

    We’re taking you behind the scenes of this winter’s olive harvest at Round Pond. First, Ryan shows you how we make our olive oil, shepherding the olives from tree to mill to oil to tank in less than an hour. Then she takes you through a tasting of each of our eight olive varietals, explaining what each one brings to the blend.

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    Ginger + Wasabi Dog-Cam

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    Join Ginger and Wasbi, our winery dogs, in the vineyards as they chronicle the journey from grape to glass … then enjoy our little fable of two clusters who met very different fates on the crushpad.

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    How We Make Blood Orange Olive Oil

    By: Ryan MacDonnell

    Walk through what it takes to make Round Pond Blood Orange Olive Oil … then grab a bottle for yourself and whip up delishes of your own.