A Pond of Authentic Olive Oil
Round Pond Napa Valley Olive Oil
by Whitney Friedlander
Round Pond is a family-run, substainably farmed estate with vineyards, gardens and orchards that produce wine, vinegar, syrups and gourmet olive oils. All of the olive trees in the 12-acre orchard are imported from Spain and Italy to create authentic Motherland-style oils in Northern California’s wine country. These rich concoctions are available in four flavors: Italian and Spanish varietals, blood orange and Meyer lemon. The traditional Italian and Spanish varietals have a fresh aroma and clean, crisp aftertaste that could be used to liven up a dinner salad or to sauté fresh summer vegetables. The unique flavor and aroma of the blood orange and Meyer lemon oils make them excellent marinades for grilled fish or dips for fresh-baked focaccia bread. Several restaurants and shops have begun to carry these products, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
Prices range from $6 for “mini” 50ml bottles to $25 for 350ml bottles
For more information, visit www.roundpond.com
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