The family-owned Round Pond Estate winery is beautiful, starting from the long palm tree-lined driveway leading to the estate.
Reservations are highly recommended. Tastings are available from 10am to 4:30pm. My friend and I hadn't planned ahead and made an appointment, but because it wasn't too busy when we arrived on a Thursday afternoon, they were able to take us on.
We opted for the Zinc Bar Tasting, which is $25 per person for 3 Round Pond wines.
The estate also offers Estate Tastings, which is $50 per person and includes 4 wines paired with appetizers, and also Barrel Tour and Tastings for $75 per person, which involves a winery tour and wine tasting with appetizers.
L to R:
2013 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (retail price: $42)
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (retail price: $60)
2012 Proprietary Red Wine (retail price: $80)
I really liked the proprietary blend. It's primarily cabernet sauvignon, but also includes petite syrah and malbec.
Our wine educator kindly gave us a complimentary olive oil tasting. All oils are created and bottled at Round Pond.
L to R:
Meyer Lemon Olive Oil (retail price: $36, 370ml)
Garlic Infused Olive Oil (retail price: $18, 250ml)
Meyer Lemon Citrus Syrup (retail price: $18, 200ml)
I bought bottles of garlic and lemon citrus syrup. Garlic oil would be great for cooking with, and the lemon citrus syrup would be amazing for drizzling on cheese or mixing into cocktails.
Nicely packaged syrups
A lovely grand fireplace on the patio
Plenty of outdoor seating
Round Pond offers a family-style lunch for $125 per person
I will definitely be back soon!
875 Rutherford Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
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