Best Food and Wine Pairings
Round Pond is both a winery and a producer of olive oils, balsamic vinegar, and syrups, making it one of the best places to visit if you are interested in a food and wine pairing. Because of their innate understanding of both wine and food production, Round Pond’s pairings are a seamless sensory treat. The wine and food pairings vary from smaller "bite" tastings to the Il Pranzo lunch and Sunday brunch, both of which couple wines with full meals.
From the moment you drive through Round Pond’s stunning palm tree-lined driveway you are enveloped in a relaxed, California estate aesthetic – the perfect setting for the winery’s food and wine presentations. From the smallest bite to a full brunch, each taste of fresh farm-to-table food shines when paired with the estate’s delicious library of wines. Be sure to make time to visit the Round Pond Olive Mill across the street from the estate to learn how they produce their oils, vinegars, and syrups.
From the moment you are welcomed to the B Cellars hospitality house, you will understand that this winery takes food very seriously. In the Hospitality House you are greeted by an open kitchen where chefs are busy creating B Cellars's famous "B Bites," prepared using ingredients from their on-site gardens. Sit out on the patio and enjoy a lovely food and wine pairing experience as you gaze over the vineyards and gardens. If you are looking for a full-meal pairing, look no further than the "Chef's Garden Pairing.” For this experience, Chef Dereck will serve an al-fresco farm-to-table lunch expertly paired with B Cellars wines with views of the vineyards, or in a private room in the Hospitality House.
VGS's "Lunch Above the Clouds"
VGS's "Lunch Above the Clouds" is an experience that has to be had to be believed - the views alone will leave you breathless! "Lunch Above the Clouds" starts with a short hike through the vineyards at the top of Atlas Peak to take in incredible views of the Napa Valley. Once you arrive at the summit, your short hike is immediately rewarded with a tasting of VGS’ elegant wines. After the tasting, indulge in a five-course lunch prepared by Chef Ken Frank of La Toque, which is of course paired with VGS wines and vast views of the Napa Valley. It's a completely one-of-a-kind lunch, truly above the clouds!
Pine Ridge winery offers two unique pairings that allow you to experience the beautiful marriage of food and wine. For the "5 X 5" tasting, a wine educator will guide you through a flight of Cabernet Sauvignon paired with bites from Chef Susan Lassalette in the winery’s gorgeous candlelit Cellar 47. Pine Ridge also offers a seasonal "Tasting on the Terrace," a self-guided tasting of a flight of wines paired with artisan cheese and meats!
High in the St. Helena mountains sits a 1909 Craftsman farmhouse that will host you as you travel through a culinary experience that is expertly paired with Handwritten's sumptuous wines. Choose from either a tasting of Handwritten's Cabernet Sauvingons paired with bites prepared by the Farmhouse's Chef, or indulge in an artisanal 4 or 5 course lunch or dinner sourced from their farm! For those who want the full farm-to-table experience, Chef will tour the farm with you and discuss their sustainable farming practices.