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Rodney Strong Vineyards

  • 11455 Old Redwood Hwy. Map It
  • Healdsburg
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The late Rodney Strong was among the first winemakers to plant Pinot Noir grapes in the Russian River Valley; his namesake winery still makes Pinot Noirs, but it's known more for Cabernet Sauvignon–based wines. The headliners include the Bordeaux-style blend Symmetry and three single-vineyard Alexander Valley Cabernets: Alexander's Crown, Rockaway, and Brothers Ridge. You can sample Cabs and Pinots—along with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malbec, Zinfandel, and other wines—in the octagonal tasting room and, in good weather, on an umbrella-shaded terrace. A self-guided tour provides a good view of the fermentation tanks and machinery; guided tours also take place. The winery hosts popular outdoor rock concerts (including Huey Lewis, the B-52s, and Smokey Robinson in recent years) during summer.

Sight Information

Address:

11455 Old Redwood Hwy., north of Eastside Rd., Healdsburg, California, 95448, USA

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Phone:

707-431–1533; 800-678–4763

Sight Details:

  • Tastings $10–$30, tour free

Published 07/06/2016

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