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“Rip off!! Do not go there!”
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 August 27, 2013

This place is a complete rip off. They serve you tiny portions of food with their small pourings of poor quality wine and then charge you $45 per head. Could not split pourings. No mention of cost until you're ready to leave. Do not go there. Avoid at all costs.

4  Thank texasgolfer31
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roundpondwine, Manager at Round Pond Estate, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

We have discussed your disappointment with your group the day they were here as well as offline and are sorry for your expectations not being met.
Best, Round Pond

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Amazing views of the valley and vineyards. I didn't have the burgers or grilled cheese but my friends said they were amazing. There was an awesome garden in the back with all sorts of veggies and fruits. So great!

1  Thank Tiffany M
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We had such a wonderful time tasting the lovely olive oils and vinegars--it turned out to be one of our most favorite things to do in wine country! The tour was very informative and we found out the right way to taste true virgin oilve oil! Lots of fun!!

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Visited in August 2013. Reservations required.

This is more of a tasting than a tour. We were greeted with a glass of wine and bottle of water. Tour consisted of a short walk to the edge of the olive grove and a walk through the processing room.

Tasting was very nice though, including a primer on how to taste oils and then a nice tasting of oils and vinegars. After which the guide brought out a large plate of micro greens, vegetables, roast chicken, and bread and you could basically make yourself a salad using all of the ingredients, oils and vinegars. Almost a light lunch.

One of the best tours we took in wine country.

Note that the olive oil tour is across the street from the winery (on the left coming in from the main road). Just about everyone goes to the wrong location.

1  Thank Ed_Kal99
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

A rooftop patio overlooking 400 acres of vinyards, surrounded by forest. We sat in the shade and looked over the brilliant sunlit landscape in the cool breeze, tasting wine and little nibbles to go along with it. It was a heavenly experience on an August afternoon!

1  Thank intrepid1406
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