RUTHERFORD, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Olive harvest at Round Pond Estate has commenced and the estate is pleased to announce the first annual Olio Nuovo Festival to take place during November and December. Meaning “new oil” in Italian, olio nuovo signifies the first pressing of extra virgin olive oil during harvest and fans value it for its seasonality, pungency, and bold flavors. (www.roundpond.com)
“Unlike most wineries in Napa Valley, our harvest doesn’t end with the grapes. Just as our wines are tucked away in barrel, our second harvest begins”
“Unlike most wineries in Napa Valley, our harvest doesn’t end with the grapes. Just as our wines are tucked away in barrel, our second harvest begins,” explains Ryan MacDonnell, proprietor, Round Pond Estate. “But with our olive oil harvest freshness is at the core of everything we do because with olive oil, unlike wine, the fresher the oil the more health benefits, the more character and flavor, the more deliciousness! With our first annual Olio Nuovo Festival, we’re celebrating that commitment to freshness, flavor and quality.”
The Round Pond Olio Nuovo Festival includes
- Fresh Olive Oil Day—Sunday, December 8 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free and open to the public with a reservation. Guests will see the Round Pond Olive Mill in action and savor samples of fresh olive oil before making their personal “by the milliliter” selection.
- First Annual Fresh Oil Feast—December 8, at 1 p.m. The feast, which takes its inspiration from the olio nuovo celebrations in Tuscany, will showcase the estate’s freshly picked produce from their five acres of biodynamic gardens, acclaimed wines, and of course, the rare treat of freshly pressed extra virgin olive oils. $80 for club members and $100 for non-club members. Reservations are a must and seating is limited.
- Tours & Tastings—Daily during November and December. Guests will enjoy a special tasting of “cold off the press” olio nuovo as part of the Round Pond olive mill and tour. Tours are by appointment and take place at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily. $25 for club members and $45 for non-club members.
- Buy Online—Finally, for those who cannot visit, the estate will make a limited amount of olio nuovo available online for purchase while supplies last. Visit www.roundpond.com.
Make reservations for Fresh Olive Oil Day, Fresh Oil Feast and the Olive Mill Tour & Tasting by visiting http://www.roundpond.com/olio-nuovo-festival-1/, emailing email@example.com or calling 888-302-2575.
About Round Pond Estate
Round Pond Estate, owned and operated today by the second generation of the MacDonnell family, is a Rutherford farm and winery that specializes in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisan foods and unforgettable experiences—all from the heart of Napa Valley. In addition to a state-of-the-art winemaking facility and 366 acres of vineyards, the estate includes 5 acres of biodynamic 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. www.roundpond.com