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“One of the best tours we went to!”
Review of Round Pond Estate

Round Pond Estate
Ranked #8 of 26 things to do in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 9, 2011

We went to the olive mill tour to switch things up and take a break from wine. Soooo glad we did, if you are a foodie this is a must! Our guide was good and explained the history of the olive mill and what goes into it. The best part was the tasting. You get official tasting cups and they take you through the whole process. Then you taste thier own red wine vinegars that are so tasty and even the professional way of tasting vinegar which allows you to taste the fruit of the vinegar without the bite. Then they bring out fresh garden vegetable, fruit, spring mix, bread, and cheeses for you to taste with your oil and vinegar. It was really cool experience and is worth the price. I can't say enough about ho much I enjoyed this tour and tasting.

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"meyer lemon"
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"napa valley"
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"sugar cubes"
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"sunday brunch"
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

My wife and I first visited Round Pond 2 years ago. We first visited their Olive Oil processing and tasting room. The staff and the experience was as nice as one could hope for. The food and experience is what makes a visit to Napa such an experience. We took another couple last spring and enjoyed the olive oil tour again and added a trip over to the winery. We were not disappointed......our friends told us that they never had experienced such a pleasant trip. Thanks to our friends at Round Pond. Just a piece of advice, sign up for the food and wine club. Getting their olive oil is something you should not miss.

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Reviewed October 10, 2011

This was our first olive oil tour and tasting and the tour was short (olive trees were right beside the olive oil pressing area) but very informative. We were taught how the "professionals" sip the olive oil and analyze the flavors. Olive oils, vinegars and citrus syrups were sampled with fruits, vegetables and cheeses. Green beans with the meyer olive oil was great as was the merlot vinegar with strawberries.

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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Eric, Chef and Sommelier at Round Pond, provided us with a wonderful 2-1/2 hours in the Napa Valley! We toured the wine making facility and then the gardens for a lesson in distinguishing the herb, fruit, and vegetable flavors found in wines.

We were seated upstairs and outside with a gorgeous view of the vineyards and tasted olive oils produced at Round Pond, including blood orange and Meyer lemon infused oils. We also had the opportunity to taste balsamic vinegars and wines the property produces. All were delicious!

Our al fresco lunch was served and we used all the products we had sampled to compliment the meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Last but definitely not least, we were served delicious olive oil cake we could drizzle with lemon or orange syrup -- also produced at Round Pound. We could barely walk out because we were stuffed with so much yummy fresh food.

We highly recommend this experience at Round Pond with Eric!!!

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Reviewed September 12, 2011

You have to have a reservation to do the wine tasting with food pairings. But it is so worth the preplanning. They have regular wine tasting too now. But if you want a beautiful spot to relax, enjoy some great wine and learn about food pairings this is the best place for that in the Napa Valley. The service is wonderful and the view from the terrace is spectacular.

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