Did you know that lovers of Round Pond Estate are affectionately called "Pondies"? But what if you have never visited the Estate or don't really know about all that we have to offer our visitors? Don't worry, we will find your perfect fit - Read below and find out what kind of Pondie you are!
If a gourmet food and wine is what you are into, than Round Pond's Il Pranzo experience is perfect for you!
Your Il Pranzo experience will begin at our winery with an intimate and informative winery garden tour and guided tasting of our artisan olive oils, red wine vinegars and estate wines. Whilst enjoying the beautiful view from our terrace, savor local artisan cheeses, meats, breads and other delectable accoutrement, as well as the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables right from our garden. Topped off with dessert prepared by our own winery chef, this may just be the ideal Napa Valley experience.
Do you love a good Farmer's Market where you get to choose your own locally-grown fruits and vegetables? Do you love using the freshest ingredients possible in your cooking? Then you will love Round Pond's Garden-to-Table Brunch.
A fantastic educational morning awaits you at our Garden-to-Table Brunch. This intimate experience begins with a tour of the sensory garden (weather permitting) led by our winery chef, Jamie Prouten. With the morning's garden-fresh vegetables in hand, you will make your way to our kitchen for a cooking demonstration and wine pairing education. Your morning continues with a comprehensive tasting of our Estate wines and a seated brunch on our terrace overlooking the vineyards. Your brunch will feature each of our olive oils, vinegars, citrus syrups and the fresh ingredients you harvested with your own hands. It doesn't get any fresher than this!
Whether you are just starting your journey into the wonderful world of Napa Valley wine tasting, or you are a seasoned veteran visitor of 100 wineries, our
Estate Tasting experience will give you a taste of something new.
Our Estate Tasting offers a warm and gracious tasting experience in the heart of the famed Rutherford wine-growing region. Enjoy the flavorful charm of artisan winemaking as you savor a careful selection of lush and captivating Round Pond wines, along with delectable seasonally-inspired amuse bouche crafted to pair perfectly with each wine. This experience is a wonderful part of a leisurely wine country getaway.
If Cabernets are your passion, our Gravel Series Tasting is just for you! Taste and learn how a single varietal - the Cabernet grape - can produce wine that tastes so sublimely different from vineyard to vineyard, and micro-site to micro-site.
For serious wine lovers interested in experiencing the truly exceptional, the Round Pond Gravel Series Tasting is not to be missed. Hosted in our private wine library room, this intimate tasting is led by one of our knowledgeable wine educators. Learn how the truly unique micro-sites in our vineyards have allowed for the optimal conditions needed to produce wines of such rare quality, and best of all, you'll have the unique opportunity to taste multiple vintages of the extremely rare and limited production Gravel Series wines.
Do you like to get your hands on a project and enjoy (and possibly drink) the fruits of your labor? Then Hands-On Harvest is the experience for you!
Your Hands-On Harvest begins with a welcome taste of wine on our terrace where you'll learn about Round Pond Estate's hands-on winemaking philosophy from soil to bottle. Next, you'll meet one of the all-stars on our winemaking team and journey to the vineyard to test the brix of the grapes and learn more about our grape growing methods. Then it's on to the crush pad for you to take part in the day's scheduled wine-making tasks! After all of that hard work, relax on our terrace and taste our estate wines along with an inspired seasonal food pairing prepared by our
Winery Chef, Jamie Prouten.
Curious about how olive oil is actually made? Want to see an actual stone olive mill in action? How would you like to taste just-pressed olive oil?* Round Pond's
Olive Mill Tour and Tasting is just the thing.
With our Olive Mill Tour and Tasting, a sensory exploration of Round Pond’s handcrafted olive oils, red wine vinegars and citrus syrups awaits you! Learn about olive cultivation, and during harvest, you'll see our artisan methods of olive oil production in action at our estate mill before immersing yourself in a guided tasting of our estate’s fresh oils and red wine vinegar blends. Journey through the elements of oil and vinegar tasting alongside a delightful selection of garden inspired small bites using fresh produce and locally sourced meats and cheeses, all developed by Chef Jamie Prouten.
*Olive harvest & milling occurs N0vember-December