Pruning: Creating Vine Balance

by Rodney Strong Team on January 20, 2015

Do you know what pruning is? Did you know that there are two main styles of pruning winegrapes? 

Ryan Decker, our Wine Grower Relations Manager, gives us insight into the who, what, where, when and why we prune the vineyards every winter: 

It’s depressing, really.

After the leaves... more

Seasonal Crab Salad Sandwich and Reserve Chardonnay

by Rodney Strong Team on January 12, 2015

With crab season in full-swing, this easy to make (and delicious) crab sandwich is a must! Whether it's for your next dinner party or just for yourself, we guarantee that you'll enjoy. 

Run by your local fish market to pick up some fresh crab that is bursting with flavor.

Recipe... more

Holiday Entertaining Crostini Recipes with Wine Pairings

by Rachel Voorhees on December 17, 2014

Easy to make and full of different flavors, crostini are the perfect appetizer to serve at any party. Create a colorful plate filled with different crostini loaded with ingredients such as crumbled bacon, roasted red peppers, prosciutto and fresh sage. Your party guests will be lined up... more

How to make a wreath out of wine corks

by Rachel Voorhees on December 9, 2014

Happy Holidays! Gather up those corks laying around your house and join Remy Moore, our E-Commerce & Wine Club Manager to create your very own wreath out of wine corks! 

What you will need:
1 Straw wreath base (local craft store)
About 200-300* corks
Hot glue gun & replacement glue... more

Sonoma County Grower Series: Chalk Hill

by Rachel Voorhees on November 17, 2014

Driven by the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard, we are dedicated to using the finest grapes grown in Sonoma County. The success of each vintage and the long-term health of grapevines begin with meticulous dedication to nurturing each and every vine in the vineyards.

We are... more

New Vineyard Drone Video Teaser

by Rachel Voorhees on November 6, 2014

We acquired a new vineyard on the north side of Lake Sonoma that is gorgeous, rustic and remote. We will be sourcing all different grape varieties from this location, including Bordeaux varieties, such as Malbec, as well as Syrah, Viognier and Zinfandel. Enjoy this teaser video created by... more

Sonoma County Grower Series: Farrow Ranch, Alexander Valley

by Rachel Voorhees on October 30, 2014

Driven by the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard, we are dedicated to using the finest grapes grown in Sonoma County. The success of each vintage and the long-term health of grapevines begin with meticulous dedication to nurturing each and every vine in the vineyards.

We are... more

Roasted Pumpkin, Swiss Chard & Sausage Pasta

by Rachel Voorhees on October 10, 2014

The Perfect Fall Pairing!

Enjoy some of the fall season’s best flavors with a rigatoni pasta dish served right inside a decorative pumpkin bowl! Roasted pumpkins are perfect to include in fall pasta dishes as well as serve them in. They are decorative, festive and will enhance your... more

Silver Anniversary James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinners

by Rachel Voorhees on September 17, 2014

4 Cities to Host Dinners to celebrate 25 years of Tom Klein’s family ownership of Rodney Strong Vineyards

On Saturday, September 20th, twenty of the world’s top chefs are coming together on one night for a simultaneous Celebrity Chef Tour dinner. The multi-course dinners will benefit... more

Sonoma County Grower Series: Rand Dericco of Russian River Valley

by Rachel Voorhees on July 22, 2014

Driven by the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard, we are dedicated to using the finest grapes grown in Sonoma County. The success of each vintage and the long-term health of grapevines begin with meticulous dedication to nurturing each and every vine in the vineyards.

We are... more

Sonoma County Grower Series: Brian & Janice Schmidt of Dry Creek Valley

by Rachel Voorhees on July 1, 2014

Driven by the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard, we are dedicated to using the finest grapes grown in Sonoma County. The success of each vintage and the long-term health of grapevines begin with meticulous dedication to nurturing each and every vine in the vineyards.

We are... more

Elegant Summer Salad

by Rachel Voorhees on June 17, 2014

Elegant Summer Salad

Easy to make and full of flavor, shrimp salad endive spears are the way to go for elegant summer entertaining! Perfect for lunch or a party appetizer, everyone will love these crisp and crunchy bites!

This simple summer salad not only requires no cooking but can... more

Vineman Monte Rio Triathlon

by Rachel Voorhees on March 30, 9459

Rodney Strong is the proud title sponsor of the Vineman Monte Rio Triathlon! Bring along the family and plan to spend a couple of days in the Russian River Valley.  Grab your goggles, dust off your bike, break in those new running shoes and join us at Vineman Triathlon's Monte Rio race on... more

Sonoma County Grower Series: Jim Murphy

by Rachel Voorhees on May 21, 2014

Driven by the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard, we are dedicated to using the finest grapes grown in Sonoma County. The success of each vintage and the long-term health of grapevines begin with meticulous dedication to nurturing each and every vine in the vineyards. Jim... more

Memorial Day BBQ Ribs Paired with Zinfandel

by Rachel Voorhees on May 13, 2014

Memorial Day BBQ Ribs Paired with Zinfandel

You won't even need napkins to eat these delicious ribs because they are so finger-licking good! A perfect appetizer or main dish for your Memorial Day barbecue that everyone will love!

There is nothing better than slow-roasted ribs covered... more