This is your Fall member hub — it has all the recipes, updates, and information to accompany your shipment.

Dear Friends,

We’re thrilled to present your Fall club selections, including the exciting new release of our Growers Series wines. These wines represent our family’s first foray into working with our neighbors and friends to bring unique varietals from special sites and vineyards. We can’t wait for you to try these two new Pinot Noirs from some of the most lauded regions for this varietal. As with all of our 2021 red wines, these are packaged in lighter-weight glass bottles to further our efforts in sustainability; let us know what you think!

This month, we are incredibly proud to officially release our Honouren Cabernet Sauvignon, a special commemorative wine showcasing photos of those living with, or lost to, Alzheimer’s. Through the Honouren Cabernet, we hope to bring our community together and raise vital funds for the fight against this disease. We are proud to donate 50% of each bottle sold to organizations dedicated to ending Alzheimer’s. Click here to learn more.

As we begin to celebrate the holidays with those near and dear to us, we want to thank you for another wonderful year of your continued support. We hope you enjoy these wines and toast to family as you share them with your loved ones.

Ryan MacDonnell Bracher & Miles MacDonnell
Second-Generation Owners

Fall Seeds - Chinese Leeks (Garlic Chives)

This plant features delicate, flat leaves with a subtle garlic flavor. In its second year of growth, it produces attractive white flowers that can be used to enhance bouquets. These blossoms are also sold as ‘gow choy’ in Chinese grocery stores.

The flower florets can be separated and added to various dishes, including salads, dips, sauces, soups, stir-fries, and pizza. They make a delightful addition to potato salad, providing a mild garlic flavor.

In spring, sow seeds 1/4″ deep as soon as the soil warms in a sunny area with partial shade. Plant 4-6 seeds every 6″ or 1-2 seeds per inch. Subsequently, thin the plants to maintain 2-3 plants every 2-8″. Be diligent about keeping the area free of weeds.

Once the plants are well-established, individual leaves can be harvested. It’s best to collect the leaves before the plant starts flowering, and this can be done 3-4 times per year by cutting them at ground level.”

Fall Recipes

Click below to access some recipes from our Estate Chef.

To print the recipe click download at the bottom of the expanded block to download a printable PDF.

Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Bread


2 C All Purpose Flour 

¾ tsp Baking Powder 

¾ tsp Baking Soda 

1 tsp Cinnamon 

1 tsp Kosher Salt 

1 ½ C Granulated Sugar 

¾ C Blood Orange Olive Oil 

1 tsp Vanilla Extract 

2 Eggs 

2 ½ C Zucchini, Grated 


    1. Line a 5×11” loaf pan with parchment paper
    2. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt 
    3. In a separate large bowl whisk together sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs 
    4. Add zucchini to flour mixture and toss by hand until evenly coated  
    5. Pour wet ingredients into flour mixture and stir to combine. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Bread is done when a cake tester or wooden skewer comes out clean! 
Roma Marinara
Roma Marinera

Featured in our Il Pranzo Experience, this marinara is soon to be your go-to staple.


5# Roma Tomatoes (or substitute for 2 cans crushed San Marzano Tomatoes) 

2 White Onions, diced 

5 Garlic Cloves 

¼ C RP Garlic Olive Oil 

¼ C RP Rosemary Olive Oil 

2 TBSP Fresh Rosemary 

2 TBSP Fresh Savory 

2 TBSP Fresh Thyme 

½ TBSP Smoked Paprika 

Salt & Pepper to taste 


  1. Score each fresh tomato with a small “X”  on the bottom. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place each tomato briefly in boiling water (about 30 seconds) and then immediately transfer to bowl of ice water. Once cool, peel each tomato and smash by hand. Set aside. 
  2. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, herbs, paprika, salt, and pepper and continue to cook until very aromatic. 
  3. Add tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer over medium/low heat 3-5 hours until color has darkened and volume has reduced by 2/3 
  4. Blend with an immersion blender or Vitamix and enjoy! 
Carrot Bundt Cake
Carrot Bundt Cake

230 g Butter, Room Temp 

240 g Brown Sugar 

200 g Granulated Sugar 

4 Eggs 

80 g Round Pond Blood Orange Olive Oil

400 g All Purpose Flour 

2 tsp Baking Powder 

½ tsp Baking Soda 

1 ½ tsp Cinnamon 

2 ½ tsp Kosher Salt 

450 g Carrots, Peeled and Grated 


    1. Prep bundt cake molds by brushing with soft butter and dusting with flour 
    2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until fully combined and lighter in color, about 3 minutes 
    3. Add eggs to bowl and continue to mix. Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula. 
    4. With mixer running on low speed, slowly pour in the olive oil. Raise speed to high and mix for 5 minutes. 
    5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add flour mixture to batter on low speed and mix until just combined. 
    6. Remove mixing bowl from machine and add grated carrots to batter. Mix by hand until evenly incorporated. 
    7. Fill prepared bundt molds with batter and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. 

For more recipes and serving tips check out our blog, aRound the estate!

Your Fall Club Shipment
Fall Wine Selections

Each shipment is unique, click below to learn more about all of the August wines.

2021 Eric Bovet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

New Release

Sourced from Round Pond’s Mbar Ranch Oakville vineyard, this commanding wine opens with deep, dark fruit aromatics mingling with notes of dried rose petal and allspice. The fruit, acidity, oak, and tannin come together for a harmonious finish, and this exceptionally well-balanced wine drinks elegantly now while holding the structure to evolve magnificently in the cellar.

2021 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
With exquisite texture and a velvety mouthfeel, this wine offers concentrated flavors of ripe raspberry and a hint of blue fruit with beautiful warm notes of allspice and black pepper. Carrying notes of strawberry balanced with a touch of coffee, the finish is satisfyingly long and perfectly summarizes the diverse flavors found on our Rutherford Estate and Oakville vineyards.
2022 Growers Series Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Brand new to the Round Pond portfolio! Aromas of raspberry, ripe cherry, rhubarb, and rose petal leap out of the glass. Warm notes of brambleberry, cassis, and a hint of Earl Grey tea envelope the palate with refined tannins and bright acidity leading to a delicate and lingering finish.
2022 Proprietary White Wine

New Release

Equal parts of Viognier and Sémillon, this wine leaps out of the glass with delicate floral aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle. Rich flavors of white peach, nectarine, melon, and fresh lemon zest generously coat the palate, while a hint of minerality leads to a clean finish. Barrel fermented in lightly toasted oak lends to delicate hints of brioche and vanilla.
2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Special Library Release 

The 2015 Reserve showcases what stunning flavors can come from our Rutherford estate vineyards. The aromatics explode out of the glass with fresh, ripe boysenberry and warm wild blackberry balanced by mocha, cream, and hints of cedar. Deep, dark, juicy flavors of cassis and black cherries on entry are balanced by espresso, berry pie, and baking spice. The lavish finish unfolds with deep, round tannins, balanced by jubilant acidity with nuances of espresso and mocha.


2022 Growers Series Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Brand new to the Round Pond portfolio! This wine opens with bright aromatic notes of strawberry and pomegranate with a touch of earthiness. The harmony between the fruit and acidity lends to a great structure and long, lingering finish.
Our Mission


A tribute to the fight against 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.

Our latest effort was the creation of Honouren, a special commemorative wine showcasing photos of those living with, or lost to, Alzheimer’s as our way of bringing together the community and raising vital funds for the fight. We are proud to donate 50% of the proceeds of each bottle sold to causes dedicated to ending Alzheimer’s. 

Honouren is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from one of the finest blocks on our Rutherford Estate, showcasing photos submitted by our community of those living with or lost to Alzheimer’s. We’re grateful to work with award-winning winemakers Thomas Rivers Brown & Jeff Plant to create this classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that is bold and rich, full of deep, dark flavors and phenomenal structure.

Click here to purchase Honouren and learn more about our efforts.

Share Your Story

2022 Honouren Label Submissions

If someone close to you has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease, we would love for you to join us in submitting a photo of them to be included on the front label of Honouren. It is our hope that by showcasing those whom this disease has impacted, we will be able to honor loved ones and also remind families that they are not alone. We are currently accepting submissions for the next vintage – releasing in 2024.

Upcoming Events
Guests gathered on Terrace at sunset.

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