Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cheers...Tasting Wine at Round Pond Estate Winery

Round Pond Estate Winery

Tasting wine in Napa Valley is easy to do. Finding a place that fits your style, showcases the wines you like, and offers a memorable experience might take a little more work. 

Round Pond Estate is a family owned farm and winery that specializes in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisan foods, and unforgettable experiences. So, what does that mean for you as a visitor?

First, the setting is breathtaking and yet comfortable at the same time. Drive up the palm tree lined lane, take in the views of the Mayacamas Mountains to your right, and notice the perfectly aligned rows of vines all around you. Don’t let the size of the tasting room fool you. Once inside the second story, you feel more like you’re in a friend’s living room, complete with comfy sofas and chairs which invite you to sit, relax, and watch the world go by.

Or, head out to the covered patio…complete with a fireplace and those amazing views. Even if it’s a little cool outside, take advantage of the soft blankets and heaters. It doesn’t get any better than this…especially with a great glass of wine in your hand.

Settle in and enjoy the complete wine tasting experience. Take the time to plan your visit and enjoy the food and wine pairings. This is one place where you won’t want to hurry. The chef prepares small bites to accommodate each wine perfectly. Many local ingredients from the property’s garden are used in the winery kitchen for these delightful mouth pleasing treats. For those of you who are a little more knowledgeable about wine and food, you will notice how each taste compliments and enhances the wine…and vice versa. If you are just starting to learn about wine, you will appreciate how the food can make a wine taste differently. Whatever your level of experience in wine tasting, this is definitely one place to put on your list.

Have more time? Check out the olive oil tasting, which includes red wine vinegars and artisan syrups. That’s a whole other visit….and article.

For me…I like well-made wines and enjoy them with tasty food. That’s why Round Pond Estate is high on my list to visit and taste.

Plus…there’s that view.

If you go: Round Pond Estate Winery is located at 877 Rutherford Road, Rutherford, CA.
For more information, their website is

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