Located in the heart of Napa Valley, Round Pond isn’t your average winery. Their philosophy is the creation of fresh and expressive wines and foods that delight the senses. They are also expert producers of olive oils and vinegars. Instead of a standard wine tasting, be sure to try their oil and vinegar flight. During the experience you’ll not only learn more about their delicious condiments, but you’ll gain a whole new appreciation for the tastes and smells of artisanal olive oils. Even the food at Round Pond is exquisite and when paired with fabulous views, a perfect afternoon is in store.
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Delicious olive oil and wine all in one beautiful spot
Round Pond Estate in Rutherford, Napa Valley, is an absolutely stunning property. You can take a tour of their olive groves and taste their oils on one part of the property and then move over to the winery to sample their wines with delectable small bites.
The building housing the winery is full of natural light, beautiful wood, and seating areas for small groups to enjoy the setting. There is an outdoor terrace with a fireplace to take in the vines even on a cold day.
Wine, as they say, belongs at the table. Yet most tasting rooms offer only the wine. For a richer experience, seek out wineries that offer food pairings or, better yet, an entire meal. At Robert Sinskey winery, cookbook author and Chef Maria Helm Sinskey pairs bites made with ingredients from their garden with the new releases of Pinot Noir and the excellent Abraxas, a blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Gewurztraminer.
Round Pond Estate takes it a step further — the four-course lunch served on the terrace uses all biodynamically farmed produce, vinegar and honey from the estate as well as olive oil that is crushed by stone just a stone’s throw from the winery.