We’re so excited to share the August club shipment with you – featuring two new releases from our Bovet Reserve Collection of wines. These wines honor our mother’s family who created exceptional wine in the early 1920’s as we carry on this legacy in the Napa Valley.
During the month of June, we honored our father, who we lost to Alzheimer’s Disease in 2021. We raised $20,524 by donating 10% of the proceeds of all Estate wine purchases to the Alzheimer’s Association®. Thank you to all who supported! Our goal for 2023 is to raise a total of $100,000 for this important cause.
We hope you’re enjoying a wonderful summer celebrating life with friends and family! Our members are extended family, and we deeply appreciate your continuing support. We hope you love these new wines as much as we do, sharing them with those you hold dearest.
Ryan MacDonnell Bracher & Miles MacDonnell
Spring 2023 Vineyard Update
The 2023 vintage is looking to be exceptional. With the wet winter and mild summer, the fruit set is full, and we are excited to have ample fruit to work with this year. An abundant amount of water and a mild summer also means this year’s grapes will have plenty of hang time (the time between flower and harvest), allowing maximum flavor development.
We just began harvesting on August 21st, bringing in Chardonnay which will eventually be our new 2023 Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine! In 2022 we brought in Chardonnay on August 6th, so we are about two weeks behind last year. We anticipate our Estate Sauvignon Blanc harvest to begin in about ten days (8/31), depending on upcoming weather. Typically, when we’re halfway through veraison on our Cabernet, we say we’re about 60 days out from harvest, which would bring us to late September if conditions remain consistent. We don’t expect to harvest any reds until mid-September, which is our latest start to harvest in over ten years, but you can’t rush a good thing!
This mix of pastel-colored carrots matures quickly and is perfect for early spring and summer planting.
Plant 3/4–1″ apart, 1/4–1/2″ deep, in rows 16–24″ apart. If needed, keep the soil moist, thin seedlings, maintain weed-free growth through weeding and hoeing, and cover the crowns to prevent greening.
Carrots can be harvested any time after reaching the desired size, with the best harvest period lasting about 3 weeks (longer in cool, fall weather). Make successive sowings at 3-week intervals for a continuous supply of tender carrots at their prime.
Click below to access some recipes from our Estate Chef.
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For more recipes and serving tips check out our blog, aRound the estate!
Each shipment is unique, click below to learn more about all of the August wines.
Join us to fight Alzheimer’s!
Our Dad and founder, Bob MacDonnell, believed in hard work, kindness, and caring for your people. Although he lost his battle with Alzheimer’s, we aim to honor his legacy and the 50 million people worldwide affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Since 2021, through dedicated wine sales and innovative programs, we’ve donated over $158,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association® for awareness and funding toward a cure.
This June, in honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month, we donated 10% of proceeds from our Estate wine sales to the Alzheimer’s Association®. Thank you for helping us raise $20,524!
Each September, we participate in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s with our team, friends, and family. The Napa Valley Walk raised over $134,000 last year, and we’d love for you to join us on September 9th to raise funds for a great cause. Click here to sign up or support our team or learn more about our efforts.
Day in the Life of a Winemaker | Sunday, September 10th
11am – 2pm
Enjoy hands-on learning and a wine-paired lunch with our winemaking team as you experience the magic behind the bottle.
$325 per member | $375 per non-member
Limited to 24 spaces
Member Holiday Celebration – Saturday, December 9th
5pm – 7pm
Visit the winery and toast to the holidays with your favorite Round Pond wines and seasonally-inspired bites from our culinary team!
$75 per member