Flemings with Round Pond Estate and Lando Wines
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse hosts Diane Cline of Round Pond Estate and owner/winemaker Sam Lando of Lando Wines for this charity wine dinner for the benefit of the Frankie Lemmon School and Developmental Center.

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.

At Round Pond, they believe that excellence is achieved through a seamless blend of Old World traditions and state-of-the-art innovation. They walk the vineyards and orchards daily and carefully tend to our grape vines and olive trees. All of their fruit is sustainably farmed and hand-harvested. And though their mill is equipped with the finest modern technology, they perform all of our blending and bottling by hand in order to ensure the highest levels of quality. By combining the best of the old with the best of the new, Round Pond strives to create modern classics.

For nearly a quarter century, the MacDonnell family has been growing some of the finest wine grapes in the heart of the Napa Valley’s acclaimed Rutherford region. Home to some of the most famous American vineyards, and some of the most coveted Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, Rutherford is widely recognized as one of the great viticultural regions of the world.

Diane Cline has joined Round Pond Estate as national and international sales director. “Diane brings a wealth of industry knowledge along with her expertise in national and international wine sales,” noted Miles MacDonnell, co-proprietor for Round Pond Estate. “We look forward to working together.”

Lando Wines

Sam Lando, Owner and Winemaker at Lando Wines, will be pouring at this dinner. After starting his career working for large, global wine producers, Sam determined that his true love was working with and enjoying Pinot Noir. The next step in Sam’s career was a stint of 5 years working with Kosta Browne Winery before taking the leap with his wife, Jennifer, and taking their winemaking hobby to the next level. They began a small Pinot Noir focused winery called Lando Wines. As a relatively new winery, Lando Wines produced its first wines, 2013 Russian River Pinot Noir and 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, which were released in February of 2015.

“We believe in producing intensely flavored and yet balanced wines. Our definition of balance relates to beautiful and lush aromatics, a sensuous and saturating mid palate, and a lengthy captivating finish – a complete wine from start to finish. These are the wines we enjoy drinking and sharing with friends and family.” – Sam and Jennifer Lando


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

At Fleming’s, a steak is never just a steak. It’s the culmination of a meticulous process of selection, preparation and service that ensures it reaches your table at its very best. Every detail is obsessed over so that you’ll savor every bite.

Fleming’s offers the finest USDA Prime beef, available both wet- and dry-aged and broiled at 1,600 degrees or iron-crusted. You can elevate your selection even more with our indulgent Steak Companions, including truffle-poached lobster, diablo shrimp and lump crabmeat. Each dish is crafted from scratch by our culinary team and served by our skillful staff.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar pairs a passion for service and seasonal ingredients with the finest USDA Prime beef. With the Fleming’s 100®, their award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass, you can discover the perfect wine for every mood. Unique local wine selections are available at every Fleming’s location. They also offer Private Dining Rooms that can easily accommodate any size group. At Fleming’s, every visit is filled with indulgent possibilities. Fleming’s in Raleigh is located at the Crabtree Valley Mall near Belk.