Philosophy

Philosophy

Round Pond Estate, owned and operated today by the second generation of the MacDonnell family, is a Rutherford farm and winery that specializes in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisan foods and unforgettable experiences—all from the heart of Napa Valley.

Because our gourmet items are defined by their freshness, purity and the meticulous care that goes into making them, at Round Pond we strive to control every step of the process. The product of our own vineyards, orchards, mill, and winery, every item we make reflects our passionate, hands-on approach from soil to bottle.

At Round Pond, we believe that excellence is achieved through a seamless blend of Old World traditions and state-of-the-art innovation. We walk the vineyards and orchards daily and carefully tend to our grape vines and olive trees. All of our fruit is organically or sustainably farmed and hand-harvested. And though our mill is equipped with the finest modern technology, we perform all of our blending and bottling by hand in order to ensure the highest levels of quality. By combining the best of the old with the best of the new, Round Pond strives to create modern classics.

In the marketplace, we stand behind every one of our artisan creations, because customer service isn’t just an expression – it’s an ideal founded on building personal relationships, welcoming visitors, educating the inquisitive and creating an exceptional and satisfying experience for all.

Our Wine & Winemaking Philosophy

A Growing Tradition: For nearly a quarter century, our family has been growing some of the finest winegrapes in the heart of the Napa Valley’s acclaimed Rutherford region. Home to some of the most famous American vineyards, and some of the most coveted Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, Rutherford is widely recognized as one of the great viticultural regions of the world.

Over the years, we have cultivated a nurturing and sustainable relationship with our estate vineyard, which has made our Cabernet Sauvignon prized by numerous esteemed wineries. To make our own highly-rated, handcrafted wines, we have combined two generations of winegrowing experience with the same artisan attention to detail we have learned are essential parts of crafting world-class olive oils and red wine vinegars. Our goal is simple – by remaining true to time-honored traditions we strive to bring you the best the Napa Valley has to offer. We invite you to explore and savor these exceptional, limited-production wines from Round Pond Estate.

Our Gourmet Philosophy

We are dedicated to producing the very best gourmet foods from the natural bounty of our Rutherford estate. Crafted from a handpicked selection of our finest fruit, our prized olive oils and red wine vinegars have been consistently recognized for their vibrant depth and flavor. Lovingly crafted using a combination of Old World artisan traditions and modern standards for ensuring quality, our specialty food items bring the rich abundance of the Napa Valley to your table.

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