Winery Spotlight: Gabrielle & Round Pond


On Saturday, August 10th, the Gabrielle Collection ( is putting on its annual Decanter Society Wine Extravaganza. This indulgent event includes some education, some wine blending, and a lot of excellent dining! This year’s extravaganza includes four events: Vineyard Walk, Apprentice Winemaker Blending Session, Picnic lunch, and Dinner under the Ancient Oak.

Enjoy a guided tour through the vineyard with Patrick Riggs, Viticulturist in the morning Vineyard Walk. Or, create your own signature wine under the guidance of Winemaker Gabrielle Leonhard during Gabrielle’s Apprentice Winemaker Blending Session and go home with two bottles of your unique creation.

The Picnic Lunch Amoung the Vines will provide you with a casual wine and food pairing while you soak up the ambiance of the vineyard. Finally, enjoy a six-course dinner paired with current, library, and new release wines during the Elegant Dining under the Ancient Oak.

Priced separately, attendees can select their events and create their perfect Extravaganza experience!

Round Pond Estate ( offers multiple experiences that will keep you visiting again and again.

The Winery Experience offers two tasting rooms for the casual visit, as well as several tour/educational/dining sessions that will expand your knowledge and appreciation of the Napa Valley winemaker.

For the dedicated foodie, the Olive Mill Experience is a must. Take a guided tour and tasting of the estate’s fresh olive oils and red wine vinegar blends. Or, for a less structured experience, Round Pond offers Drop In Tasting during the summer months.

Gardening and fresh foods are driving passions for Round Pond. To share that passion, join the Garden to Table Brunch some Sunday and live the Garden Experience. Start the morning with a tour of the garden, pick some vegetables, and enjoy a cooking demonstration and wine paring discussion. Then, move onto an extensive tasting of the estate’s wines and seated brunch. What a way to spend your Sunday!