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RO D N E Y S T RO N G V I N E Y A R D S TASTING 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, CA 95448; Open daily 10–5

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’18 Rosé of Pinot Noir Strawberry, melon, and tropical fruit $25 ’16 Rowen Red Blend High-elevation, mountain fruit, dark cherries, blackberries, toasted oak $55 ’15 Rockaway Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Dark plum and red currant, tobacco, leather $75

TOP: Rodney Strong’s relaxed atmosphere makes it a guest favorite; BOTTOM: Chef Alejandro Garcia’s C&C plates combine charcuterie and delicious cheeses

was the first to craft a single vineyard Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the first to produce a Chalk Hill Chardonnay, and among the first to plant Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley, as the 13th winery bonded in Sonoma County. In the years since then, Rodney Strong Vineyards wines have earned significant acclaim. Today, the winery’s impressive repertoire includes world-class reserve wines, a Symmetry blend, several single vineyard releases, and a great lineup of estate and best-in-class Sonoma County wines. This includes wine from the recently planted vineyards at Cooley Ranch in rugged northwestern Sonoma County.

The winery is nestled in the sweeping vineyards of the Russian River Valley, south of Healdsburg. Guests can take a tour or indulge in an exquisite food and wine pairing created on-site by Winery Chef Alejandro Garcia. The inspired food offerings include the Vine to Table Experience, featuring five seasonal bites flawlessly paired with Rodney Strong wines (vegetarian options available) and C&C plates, an array of locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie, plus seasonal mostarda, roasted almonds, and Chef’s outstanding pepper jelly. Guests can indulge alfresco on The Terrace through late October. For reservations, please visit the website or call the tasting room.

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