About the Garden
After years of producing fruits and vegetables in the MacDonnell family garden, we’ve decided to bring this tradition to the Round Pond Winery. As such, now open to our guests is our 200’ x 50’ vegetable garden behind the winery crush pad.
The site is enclosed with a unique fence made from recycled grape stakes and pine teepee poles, some as tall as 27’. Not being able to resist the fact that we have a backhoe available, each bed is being double dug and amended with our own compost. The beds are then hand turned as we incorporate organic fertilizers and rock minerals. We conserve water by using an automated drip system throughout the garden.
The garden is filled with beds of potatoes, greens, beans, onions, corn, squash, peppers, leeks, beets and of course tomatoes. Another unique aspect of this garden is our sensory plantings for both Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. These garden beds have plantings of fruits, herbs and vegetables that describe the flavors and aromas found in these wine varietals. Along with the descriptor beds there are garden plantings of the vegetables and herbs that have a flavor affinity with Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc, i.e. what tastes good with these wines.
The main purpose of the winery garden is to supply produce to the winery and olive mill kitchens. We understand the importance of providing quality food with quality wines and olive oils, that’s why we’ve chosen to grow our produce onsite using sustainable methods. The other reason for the garden is to share this process of growing food with our visitors. If this description sounds intriguing, you’ll just have to come by the winery and taste some wine, eat some fresh picked produce and take a tour of the winery and gardens. We look forward to seeing you!