The beautiful Round Pond winery in Napa

Round Pond Winery leaves

Round Pond offered a gorgeous, relaxed setting.

One of my very favorite wineries on my recent wine-tasting trip to Sonoma and Napa was Round Pond Estate, because it offered such a relaxing, homey atmosphere. To be fair, the weather also warmed up for us that day, and we got to sit around on the estate’s gorgeous patio, soaking up the sun and trying delicious wine. It was meant to be! The owners were friendly and hospitable, bringing out trays of delicious eats to compliment our wines. Every detail was perfect, as if we had wandered into a well-curated dinner party. We were all so happy there that I must declare this one of my favorite wineries in Napa Valley.

Round Pond has olive groves, so we kicked off our tour with an olive oil tasting, something I tried for the first time in charming Ojai, in southern California closer to LA.  It was all done outside, and like I said, the weather was crisp and gorgeous.

Round Pond olives

Round Pond

Gorgeous glassware lined up for our olive oil tasting.

 

Fresh olive oil is really special, and I had never had the pleasure of owning any until that trip to Ojai. Tasting it is different than wine-tasting. First, I don’t use bread. I like to actually taste it and feel the slight burn in your throat. Of course, how can you resist buying a few bottles (standard, and in flavors that add a special kick)? But do make sure you use them up in about a year. They have somewhat of a short shelf life!

After we finished our olive oil tasting, we headed upstairs for the wine.

Look at this place!

Round Pond Winery

Round Pond looked like it was out of the pages of a home decor magazine.

 

Wineries in Napa Round Pond

 

wineries in Napa Round Pond

 

The views were absolutely breathtaking.

Wineries in Napa

 

I toured San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma as a guest of Trafalgar Tours, but all opinions are my own.

 
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Comments

  1. I love love love this winery!!!!! I wish we could have spent the entire day there!

  2. I’ve only heard good things about this winery! How fun to actual do an olive oil tasting WITH a wine tasting. 🙂

  3. Olive oil = yum!

  4. Round Pond Estate looks like a must-see in Napa & can you believe I haven’t been there yet?? I love that enticing blue glass for the olive oil tasting.

  5. It was sooo gorgeous! In fact, I wish I’d taken more pictures, but I was too busy relaxing…

  6. Beautiful view for a winery! Sounds like a lovely tour 🙂

  7. I’ve always wanted to tour Napa Valley! It looks so beautiful!

  8. A Napa winery trip is always that dream trip I never make every year. Thanks for giving me the inspiration to finally make that happen (in 2013, 2014?).

  9. We visited Round Pond on our crazy 16 mile bike ride through Napa. Hands down my favorite winery out of all the ones we visited. The view from the deck was amazing…

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