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Our Story

United By Our Passion

Our story begins in 1959, when Rodney Strong envisioned Sonoma County as a special place for producing wine. A true pioneer in Sonoma County, Rodney Strong led the way for the future of Sonoma County winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry.

Today, led by the Klein family since 1989, Rodney Strong Vineyards is a family of passionate people committed to crafting premium wines, meaningful experiences and sustainable leadership in Sonoma County. We are united by our passion for wine and the belief that nothing brings people together better than sharing a great bottle of Rodney Strong wine.

For over 30 years, RSWE has flourished under the leadership of the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers. The Klein family is committed to protecting and preserving the environment in both the vineyards and at the winery through sustainable farming and winemaking.

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Three bottles of Rodney Strong single vineyard Cabernets on a wood table with a vase of bright pink flowers and two glasses of red wine in front of a white background
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History
Explore Over 60 Years of Winemaking

For over 30 years, Rodney Strong has flourished under the thoughtful leadership of the Klein family, 4th generation farmers. We proudly farm 11 Estate Vineyards in Sonoma County with a strong focus on innovation, progress, farming for the future and protecting the environment.

From the cellar workers to the winemakers, from the office staff to the tasting room team, from our founder Rod Strong to our family owners, we are one big family. We are united by our passion for wine and the belief that nothing brings people together better than sharing a great bottle (or two) of Rodney Strong wine. We welcome you to our family.

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Sustainability & Innovation
Our Unwavering Commitment

As a family-owned and operated winery, we are committed to doing our part to ensure we remain stewards of the environment. We are steadfast in our pledge to improve the environment for our community now and the generations to come.

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Appellations & Vineyards
An Early Pioneer In Sonoma

Rod Strong was an acknowledged visionary who understood the potential that Sonoma County’s soil and climate held for producing world-class wines. His desire was to craft wines from a specific place. He was the first to craft a single-vineyard Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the first to plant Pinot Noir in Russian River Valley and the first to produce a Chalk Hill appellation Chardonnay.

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Community
Cultivating Community & Connections for 60 Years
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