What's in a name? MacDonnells holding their own in California wine country
Sep 10, 2014 6:30 AM - In a field that includes Drouhin, Torres, Martini and Antinori, MacDonnell might not be your next choice on a list of wine family surnames. The MacDonnells of Round Pond Estate in California's Napa Valley have been at it only 30 years compared to the six centuries of Italy's Antinori family. But in our modern world, being in the right place at the right time, with working capital and a dream, can make up for generations of experience and a wine-centric motherland.