Round Pond Estate

Round Pond Estate, Rutherford: Hours, Address, Round Pond Estate Reviews: 4.5/5

Round Pond Estate
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards • Gardens
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Round Pond Estate, owned and operated today by the second generation of the MacDonnell family, is a highly sought-after and respected ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon producer, specializing in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisan foods and unforgettable experiences—all from the heart of Napa Valley.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Sam K
Houston, TX17 contributions
Great view, Great wine!
Sep 2020
We enjoyed all of their wines with a great view served by a knowledgeable and friendly host, Samantha. A wonderful family story behind the vineyard and winery with a beautiful location to go along with it.
Written October 1, 2020
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sdgt625
San Diego, CA1,708 contributions
Very enjoyable experience
Jun 2020 • Friends
Location - in Rutherford , about 15 mins north of Napa town , easy to find .

Setting - pleasant spacious outdoor seating.

Wine and lunch experience- very good . The salad was probably the most unexciting course - just lettuce with dressing (not creative , but tasty ). The second course - some sort of vegetable medley- was very very fresh and tasty . The third course - grilled flank steak , was delicious as well . And of course , the wines were all very very good . I especially enjoyed the 2016 reserve Cab.

Service - very very good and friendly. Peggy was energetic and entertaining. Everyone there was super friendly and unpretentious.

Overall , a very enjoyable lunch and wine experience.
Written July 13, 2020
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badrax
Fort Lauderdale, FL1,225 contributions
Beautiful and full of grace
Feb 2020 • Friends
Beautiful and full of grace
The wines where equal to the view
The service was great and the tour was pleasant
Written February 17, 2020
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kwagmeister
Newburgh, IN1,470 contributions
Gravel Tasting
Feb 2020
We visited on a beautiful afternoon for the Gravel Tasting. This particular experience allows guests to taste the winery’s top wines - even better than the reserves. Juan was a wonderful host, sharing stories about the valley and winery’s history. It’s quite a place! The views from the patio are stunning. The winery owns some 470 acres, most of which is planted with vines and olive trees. Olive oil is also available for purchase.
The stories behind the names of the gravel series wines are neat, too - ask about them even if you are enjoying one of the different tastings.
We did not join the wine club but did leave with a bottle of each of the gravel series we tasted to enjoy back home.
The winery offers wine pairing lunches and a brunch which would be fun to try in the future. Even enjoying wine on the patio with the gorgeous views is a treat.
Written February 7, 2020
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Hawgwild91
Virginia Beach, VA40 contributions
Visited again and even better
Jan 2020
Brought two couples with us and this was the final winery tasting experience of our three day trip. Both joined that wine club after just a few tastings. I can not tell you how good these wines are. The tasting room and setting is beautiful. Sadly, on this visit the weather was cold and rainy, so we could not sit outside. The tasting experience, where they have a food pairing with each sample, is a great touch. I joined this wine club two years ago when I first visited and I personally think they make some of the very best wines I have ever tasted. I have been in multiple wine clubs over the years and tasted many high end wines. I would put any bottle of Round Pond up against any high end bottle out there.

One tip, if you can, pay to get a taste of a Gravel Series. It is worth it.
Written February 2, 2020
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Shermy001
2 contributions
Janie Bason
Nov 2019
If you go to Round Pond, you should feel lucky to have Janie Bason as your wine educator. Simply the best! Not only was Janie a delight to be around, but the atmosphere and wine at Round Pond was amazing! Highly recommend!
Written December 27, 2019
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George D.
31 contributions
A winery to include at itinerary
Sep 2019
I have never heard of this winery until last year when it was mentioned to me. The Estate is located in the middle of their vineyards...it was beautiful and most welcoming place when it comes to winery. Rachel White was so knowledgeable about the winery. Excellent...
Written October 14, 2019
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Hello There! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor! We know there are so many options in the beautiful valley, and we are honored that you decided to visit Round Pond Estate. We are so happy that you felt welcomed and enjoyed your time with us, and we'll pass along your kind words to Rachel. We hope that you'll return to visit again soon. Cheers! :)
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Lynn C
5 contributions
most welcoming winery in Napa
Oct 2019
We were running late so we called to let them know, and we were told not to worry, just be safe. What a wonderful thing to say. Peggy greeted us at our round table and she was just a delight! we felt welcomed and truly enjoyed our experience and time with Peggy. We learned so much while there, and even joined their club. we could not have asked for anything better. In our opinion, it was by far the best winery in all of Napa!
Thanks Peggy!!
Written October 10, 2019
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Hello Lynn! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience here, and welcome to the Round Pond family! We will pass along your kind words to Peggy. We hope that you'll return to visit soon. Cheers! :)
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Patricia B
East Brunswick, NJ69 contributions
Beautiful venue, delicious wine
Aug 2019
The drive onto the property is absolutely breathtaking! Our party of 8 arrived and was promptly greeted and shown to our “ round “ table. It was a warm afternoon, our tasting was inside ( with beautiful views of vineyard).

Our host Janie was engaging and quite knowledgeable. During the course of our tasting, each person was given a plate of 4 bites to pair with the wine. The food definitely paired well with the wine..delicious!

When tasting was complete, we were not rushed out, and were able to relax on the terrace, take pictures and shop.

This vineyard also grows their own olive trees and makes their own olive oil. Make sure to pick some up.

We loved these wines so much, we joined the wine club. Looking forward to our first shipment!

We had reservations, price varies by type of tasting /tour you choose
Written August 12, 2019
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Hello Patricia! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with our Estate Tasting! We will pass along your kind words to Janie. We hope that you'll return to visit soon. Cheers! :)
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MMM
Hartselle, AL7 contributions
Favorite Winery!!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Our favorite winery that we visited!! The grounds were amazing, and Roxy took SO MUCH time with us. She taught us so much about wine that we didn’t know (we had been to 5 other wineries before this one). Everyone who greeted us treated us like we were VIP. We went at the very end of the day and I wish we would have had time to stay longer!!
Written July 23, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful comment! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we will pass along your kind words to our Tasting Room staff, and especially Roxanna. Please come visit us again the next time you are in the Valley. Cheers!
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