Wine drinkers know Rodney Strong Vineyards for its wonderful, approachable line of Sonoma County wines. But starting five years ago the winery significantly upped the ante when it started the “Winery within a Winery,” a cutting edge project to create small lots of distinctive ultra-premium wines.
Now Rodney Strong offers one of the few comprehensive winery tours in Sonoma County where you can see the “Winery within a Winery” project in action. Tour participants start out in the estate vineyard with an introduction to vineyard practices. Then it’s into the winery for a firsthand look at the this innovative project. In the cellar you’ll learn about how the winemaking team carefully selects, sorts, and processes the best individual vineyard blocks to make Rodney Strong’s Reserve and Single Vineyard wines.
After the tour, stop in the tasting room for the Reserve tasting, where the winery shows off the great work done in the “Winery within a Winery.” This list of superbly crafted wines includes two single vineyard Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignons that highlight the difference place makes even within a single appellation. You’ll also get to try Reserve Chardonnay, Reserve Pinot Noir, and Rodney Strong’s flagship Bordeaux-style blend, Symmetry.
Rodney Strong’s hospitality center offers a large selection of unique gifts for friends and family back home. This fun and eclectic gift shop features local, handmade and high quality tabletop accessories, wine accessories, and logo attire. It’s the perfect place to do all of your holiday and special occasion shopping. Website at www.rodneystrong.com.
Address: 11455 Old Redwood Highway
Phone: (800) 678-4763