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Round Pond’s Rutherford designated wines are 100% estate grown, reflecting both the vagaries of the growing season and the select vineyard blocks from which they are sourced. In short, these wines mirror the estate and the vintage.
Because Round Pond uses only about five percent of their estate grapes for their Rutherford release, they can select the best. Having the ability to selectively pick from the 362 acres of Rutherford vineyards year after year enables the winery to achieve reliably high quality wine, while the different blocks create a spice rack to work with, allowing complexity and layers that add so much to the finished release. The flavor profile Round Pond hopes to achieve in their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is dictated by Rutherford’s terroir: exuberant ripe cherry, boysenberry, and currants. All the wines are well structured without being overpowering and display the classic cocoa powder of “Rutherford Dust” tannins.
Round Pond Estate, owned and operated today by the second generation of the MacDonnell family, is a modern farm and winery located at the Rutherford crossroads between Beaulieu Vineyard and Caymus, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The winery produces pure, expressive wines in their state-of-the-art winemaking facility from 362 acres of Rutherford vineyards which are primarily planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The estate also includes 5 acres of gardens, 12 acres of olive orchards, and one of only two olive mills in the region.
The high quality Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, artisan olive oils, red wine vinegars, and flavorful citrus syrups of Round Pond Estate reflect the MacDonnell family’s dedication to sustainable farming and production. They have made their farm-to-table philosophy a way of life and together with their Estate Chef and Master Gardener, the family enjoys nothing more than sharing the bounty of the farm with guests. They are excited to offer extensive visitor programs that provide a range of inviting “live like a local” experiences.