We have been overwhelmed and honored by the positive response to our guest experiences at Round Pond. Below are a few pieces we are happy to share with you.

USA TODAY Names Round Pond one of Napa Valley's Best Tasting Experiences!

We are proud to be in company of these wineries, Round Pond was named one of six "Napa Valley's Best Tasting Experiences" by USA Today.

“Round Pond’s expansive terrace overlooking the vineyards takes its cues from Tuscany, but the wines and house pressed olive oils are pure California. This is a winery visit you can customize to your needs: tour the olive mill, idle with some wine on the terrace or wander the estate organic garden. Our favorite is the Estate Tasting, a one-hour seated tasting (on the terrace) for four wines paired with fresh-from-the-garden inspired appetizers.”

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HUFFINGTON POST names Round Pond one of the Best Olive Oil Pit Stop in Napa!


Named as Napa's Most Beautiful Tasting Rooms by Food & Wine!

Food & Wine Magazine names Round Pond one of "Napa's Most Beautiful Wine Tasting Rooms":

"For more than two decades, the premium grapes from Round Pond's 350-acre estate were sold to napa wineries such a Caymus.  Today, Round Pond also makes its own private label wines - which can be had at its magnificent second story tasting room with panaramic views of the Maycamas Moutains."

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Named as part of "A Perfect Napa Weekend" by Architectual Digest!


Destinations Travel Magazine features the Round Pond Olive Mill Tasting!


"Rutherford is for Wine Lovers!" says Wine Spectator.

We are so excited that Wine Spectator chose Round Pond as one of the spots to stop on your Napa Valley day trip:

June 15th, 2011 - Day Trip: Rutherford is for Wine Lover's: "Though a relative newcomer to the Rutherford Cabernet landscape, Round Pond has made some exciting wines, at appealing price tags. An avenue of tall palm trees announces the entrance to this winery, setting the tone for a stylish and memorable experience. The most basic of the tastings gives you a chance to sample three wines paired with appetizers in one of Napa's most modern and chic tasting rooms. An outdoor terrace with sweeping views overlooking the valley is so relaxing a spot that you won't want to leave. For a longer stay, check out their brunch, lunch or dinner tasting options or the estate tour. Round Pond also operates an olive mill across the street, offering tours as well as tastings of their olive oils, red wine vinegars and citrus syrups." - Wine Spectator.

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The Napa Register touts our Olive Mill Tour & Tasting as a "rich experience"

The Olive Groves at Round Pond

"Whether searching for Ponce de Leon’s fountain of youth through superior nutrition or looking for an alternative to wine tasting, the Round Pond Estate Olive Mill tour and tasting in Rutherford provides a rich experience for health and flavor aficionados alike."

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The SF Examiner says our Winery "Has to Be Experienced"

We are excited that the SF Examiner states "Round Pond Winery Has To Be Experienced".

"Round Pond: Located on the Napa Valley floor, on Rutherford Road in Rutherford, family owned Round Pond Estate has emerged as the place to visit. Though a magnificent Palm Tree escort guides you in, you’ll be pleased to learn that Round Pond Estate is not an ostentatious mega-winery. Far from it. Round Pond lives in the open air offering small select wine tastings - they only create a modest amount of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet - and a breezy, easy going encounter. When you’re sitting on theirs large patio, in the midst of estate’s 357 planted acres of vineyards, you’ll think that their can be no greater place on earth. This delightful, serene yet striking winery has to be experienced."

NorthBay Biz features Round Pond Estate Winery

NorthBay Biz featured Round Pond Estate Winery Tour & Tasting experience.

The long, palm tree-lined driveway that frames the approach to Round Pond winery is your first hint:  Slow down and take in the view.  It's time to relax with friends and loved ones so you can discover what this place has to offer...

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Travel & Leisure names Round Pond one of "20 Dream Escapes"

Travel & Leisure names Round Pond Estate one of 20 Dream Escapes.

"Napa Valley, a pitch-perfect mix of wineries, restaurants, and decidedly sybaritic hotels makes this the ultimate wine-lover's escape."

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San Francisco Chronicle features RP on front page of Wine section

January 2, 2009: Round Pond was honored to be featured on the front page of the Wine section in the San Francisco Chronicle.

In an excerpt, the Chronicle wrote:

“With other goods like vinegar and citrus syrup, acres of biodynamic gardens yielding produce for wine pairings and tasting lunches, and solid vintages of estate Cabernet Sauvignon that drink as if double their worth – not to mention an intriguing, rare Nebbiolo – the second generation of this grapegrowing family has quietly created in the span of a few short years, a burgeoning business that’s vastly different from their Wine Country neighbors.”

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Western Interiors & Designs calls Round Pond Winery "Breathtaking!"


Artisan Wine Tours says Round Pond is "blowing expectations out of water"

Round Pond was honored to be featured on the website Artisan Wine Tours.

Says Artisan Wine Tours…“With their new state-of-the-art structure in Rutherford and gifted winemaker Cary Gott, Wine Spectator has predicted the Round Pond winery will achieve "cult" status. The San Francisco Chronicle ranked their wines in “The Top 100 for 2007".  The accolades continue to flow in... The garnet wine opens with an inviting aroma of dark cherry then melds into black currant and exits on lengthy, chewy tannins. I quickly understand what the 'buzz' is about... Although fresh faced in the wine arena, the Round Pond winery is blowing expectations out of the water."  July 2008

Where Magazine highlights Round Pond Estate

Round Pond was honored to be included in Where Magazine.

Says Where Magazine…“Round Pond, a family owned wine estate set amid lush gardens in the Rutherford area of Napa County, has a beautiful tasting room where you can sample their limited-production Cabernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo bottlings.…” June 2008

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Food Networks "Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels" visits Round Pond Winery

Round Pond was honored to be included in Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels in June 2008.  In her program, Rachel Ray visited the Napa Valley and highlighted some of her favorite destinations, including the Round Pond Estate Winery.

Says Rachel Ray about Round Pond…“Round Pond makes winetasting accessible and fun....  The Winery is a wonderfully relaxing place for visitors to spend the day...The perfect place to slowdown and take in the tastes and views of wine country…” June 2008

Conde Naste's Traveler says Round Pond is a must see in Napa Valley

Round Pond was honored to be included in Conde Naste Traveler Iconic Itineraries: 5 Perfect Days in California Wine Country.

Says Conde Naste Traveler about their iconic itineraries…“There are some places you can’t help but fall in love with at first sight and return to year after year. We’ve chosen some of the world’s most beloved destinations and with the help of the best travel specialists in the business, have ferreted out their secrets, their treasures, their unmissable experiences…” April 2008

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Napa Register declares Round Pond's Winery a "stunner"!

July 20, 2007, RUTHERFORD, Calif - The Napa Register calls Round Pond's winery "a stunner".

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The Daily Meal names Round Pond Estate as a Comfortable Place to Spend an Afternoon

We were happy to host special contributor, Gabe Sasso, of the Daily Meal to Round Pond Estate in February 2015.

"Round Pond Estate has chosen to allow guests to enjoy the bounty of their property and all that encompasses in a number of ways. Depending on how much time you want to commit and what parts of Round Pond you’d like to see you can spend as little as half an hour there, or as much as a day. For my recent visit I cut it right down the middle and spent more than 2 hours there. My guest and I took part in Round Pond’s Il Pranzo Lunch ($120)."

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Round Pond Featured in Wine Tastings with a View by Where SF

Named alongside other great wineries in the Napa Valley, Round Pond is described below:

"Plan to spend some extra time here to take in the idyllic grounds from the patio after your wine or olive oil tasting. The serene retreat is named for the founder’s beloved childhood summer camping spot."

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Shanken News Daily: "Round Pond Estate Builds Namesake Brand"

Shanken News Daily, which specializes in the exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business, claims:

"Rutherford-based Round Pond Estate has been ratcheting up its own winemaking activity in recent years, an effort that has yielded impressive growth and a rising profile."

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USA TODAY highlights our Olive Mill in their latest Northern CA Olive Oil feature

Virtually follow the olive oil trail in USA Today's gallery, and see which destinations are worth tasting on your next trip.

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