Head to Round Pond for Artisan Wines, Olive Oils and Vinegars

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Round Pond is a family-owned, sustainably-farmed winery and olive mill in Napa Valley, dedicated to producing artisan wines, olive oils, and vinegars.

As a child, founder Bob MacDonnell spent many summers relaxing and camping at West Point’s recreation area in New York. Named Round Pond, this source of idyllic memories of his youth became the inspiration for the MacDonnell family’s Napa Valley home. Envisioned as a serene and natural family retreat, Round Pond Estate is lovingly cultivated using sustainable methods to ensure its integrity for years to come.


Q: Who are the owners of the winery?

A: Ryan & Miles MacDonnell

Q: Who is the master vintner?

A: Thomas Rivers Brown

Q: Is there a fun fact or interesting bit of information about your winery?

A: The MacDonnell family has been growing premium wine grapes in Napa Valley’s acclaimed Rutherford region for over 40 years.

Q: What one of your wines is perfectly paired with a particular food and why?

A: Check out our blog . . . we amazing pairing for all our wines! We have become famous for our Olive Risotto Arancini, which is featured in our Estate Tastings: https://www.roundpond.com/olive-risotto-arancini/

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Round Pond also offers a lovely Spring Blending event that is the best way to live the life of a winemaker! After harvest is done and the wines are aging in the barrel cellar, the Round Pond winemakers begin the blending process. With only 24 seats available, you can join their winemaking team for a day of tasting barrel selections and individual components before creating your own blended masterpiece.

They’ll be pouring heavily during Yountville Live, make sure you get yourself a glass, or three while at the event.

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Lauren Fish