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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    Ask a Winemaker: Muiris Griffin

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    What do you wonder about winemaking? Do you have something you’ve always wanted to ask a winemaker? Any burning questions that come about while you’re enjoying a good bottle of wine? Let Round Pond ask the Napa Valley’s most decorated winemakers your most challenging questions…

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    Live Like a Local: San Francisco

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    Over the years, we’ve loved sharing our Napa Valley hot spots with our loyal followers.  These popular live like a local posts have featured everything from hiking trails, to best breakfasts, to blow out dinners, …

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    In Loving Memory of Chef Eric Maczko

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce Chef Eric’s passing. On the morning of January 3rd, Eric departed this earth surrounded by the love and comfort of his wife and close friends. He was such a bright light in all of our lives. He will be dearly and truly missed.

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    We Are Thankful For You!

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    We are thankful for many things in 2015, but first on that list always is the love and support we receive from you!

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    Grandma’s Recipes

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    There’s something about Grandma that gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside – usually due to a dish that you could count on her making when visiting.

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    American Made Since 1983

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    At Round Pond Estate, we strive to craft the best foods and wines – making use of our land in the most sustainable way possible.  In previous posts, we’ve shown you our honey bee hives, …

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    DIY Shrub & Mocktail

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    The shrub has become the perfect marriage between seasonal fruits from our winery garden combined with the vibrant flavors of our vinegars, syrups and olive oils. We hope you enjoy our easy 10 step guide to making a shrub at home!

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    Beekeeping at Round Pond Estate

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    Hi, I’m Chris Pedemonte from Round Pond Estate and Colinas Farming Company, and have been with Round Pond 30+ years.  I currently manage the vineyards and olive orchards, and co-manage the honeybee hives with Daphne …

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    Vote Today – Single Berry Ferment

    By: Feed by Round Pond

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

    This Video is a Finalist on Wine Spectator’s 2015 Video Of the Year Contest – Vote For Us Today!

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    Fresh Year, Fresh Oil!

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    We all want to start out healthy in the New Year, right? Well we’ve got a way to do that and thoroughly enjoy it too. It’s no secret that olive oil is a super healthy …

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    Sweet Stories on Our Syrups

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    You already know about our amazing syrups here at Round Pond, especially now that they’re in places like Williams-Sonoma. But what you may not know are the very personal stories behind how they came to be. Watch this video to hear them, and get our very first FEED special!

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    Introducing The Round Pond Superheroes

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    The Round Pond Superheroes debut in a pitched battle with evil Dr. Bo-Trytis. Captain Vino musters his crew of Wonder Wind Man, Supersonic Heatmeister and Super Sun Woman to save the day … and the 2014 vintage. But will they succeed? Don’t miss this action packed episode! And don’t miss the chance to share it on social!

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    A Toast to Harvest

    By: Carrie Baker

    Harvest came early this year, with the first pick of our Sauvignon Blanc mid-August. To kick off the season, winemaker Muiris Griffin shared this beautiful poem by Walt Whitman.

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    Making Our Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale

    By: Ryan MacDonnell

    This is an exciting post for us, about the coming to fruition of a project that’s been over eight years in the making! We’ve just bottled our very first release of our brand new (aged eight years) Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale.

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    Meet Muiris

    By: Feed by Round Pond

    We caught our new winemaker, Muiris Griffin, in a quick interview. Watch it here …

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    How We Blend Our Rutherford Cabernet

    By: Muiris Griffin

    Meet Muiris Griffin, our new winemaker at Round Pond. Here, he talks about the two approaches he takes with blending, as a painter and as a sculptor.

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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: Feed by Round Pond

    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 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 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.