Our last full day in Napa Valley with Trafalgar Tours began with what else, but yet another visit to a winery. Except, this winery, Round Pond Estate, is also home to olive groves. One of my favorite things in life is olive oil, thus I could not have been more excited to learn about their olive oil cultivation and production. Luckily for us, we arrived on the first day of harvest and there was already a copious amount of liquid gold for us to taste.
After a few delicious and very fresh samples, I wandered off into the nearby wine vineyards for a moment of solitude.
Then it was time to head over to the breathtakingly beautiful estate, where there was even more olive oil and wine along with locally made bread, cheese, and produce from the estate’s garden. Once I tasted their rosemary, garlic, and basil olive oil trio I instantly purchased them to take home with me.
It was nearly impossible to leave Round Pond Estate, as it is truly one of the best wineries I have ever visited around the world, however we had a reservation at another award-winning destination: Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen. One of the most popular restaurants in the Napa Valley and for good reason, the owner Cindy Pawlyn was once on the show Top Chef Masters. Cindy starred on Season One and now has three Napa Valley restaurants, her most famous being Mustards Grill.