Tasting Room Hours: By appointment only.
Why go: Excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, vineyards views.
Round Pond Estate is a family-owned winery that produces premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc wines, though they also release other varietals from time to time. Many locals consider their Sauvignon Blanc one of the best in Napa Valley. They also produce premium olive oil at their mill across the street on Rutherford Road.
The tasting room, located on the second floor above the barrel room, has three sections – a stand-up tasting bar, indoor seating and an outdoor veranda. The veranda has spectacular vineyard views and tables for intimate tastings in groups of 4 or less and long dining tables for larger groups.
Wines are priced in the mid to high range, with the Gravel Series of Cabs going for about $250 for a 750ml bottle.
Wine tastings and tours of the winery and olive mill are by appointment only. Special tastings with food pairings are also available.
The quality of wines produced, spectacular Napa Valley view in the tasting areas and excellent service at Round Pond Estate make it one of my Top 10 tasting rooms, a must-visit for Cabernet Sauvignon lovers.