HEALDSBURG, CA (March 10, 2020) – Rodney Strong Vineyards and Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) have announced an expansion of their long-standing partnership, with LBC presenting the 30th Annual Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series held at Rodney Strong Vineyards Winery in Sonoma County, California.
Since 1990 the Rodney Strong Vineyards Summer Concert Series has featured world-class entertainers, award-winning wines, and local food purveyors all nestled in the vineyards outside the bucolic town of Healdsburg in Northern Sonoma County.
Winery founder Rod Strong began his career as a celebrated dancer, choreographer, and producer. Today Rodney Strong Vineyards continues to honor this legacy through support for the arts and the local community. In 2009, Rodney Strong Vineyards and the LBC launched the Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series which brings high caliber dance performances to the people of Sonoma County.
Rodney Strong President Carmen Castaldi, who also sits on the board of LBC, states “Celebration and support of the arts is part of the DNA of Rodney Strong Vineyards. We have supported the LBC mission for the past twelve years as their exclusive wine partner, and we couldn’t be more excited to further our relationship through our popular Summer Concert Series.”
“We are delighted to deepen our partnership with Rodney Strong Vineyards by presenting the 2020 Rodney Strong Concert Series. What a wonderful opportunity for LBC to bring world class artists to RSV, with its award-winning wines, rich history, and gorgeous North Bay location,” said Rick Nowlin, President and CEO of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.
About Rodney Strong Vineyards
Rodney Strong Vineyards is a family-owned wine company committed to crafting world-class wines that capture the essence of Sonoma County. Rodney Strong farms 14 sustainable-certified estate vineyards and produces wines from Sonoma County’s finest appellations – Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, Petaluma Gap, and Sonoma Coast. The winery was founded in 1959 by Sonoma County wine pioneer Rod Strong as the 13th bonded winery in the county.
Rodney Strong Vineyards has been a leader in environmental practices for over 25 years and was the first carbon-neutral certified winery in Sonoma County. The company aspires to protect and preserve the environment in all its operations through sustainable practices, solar power, and fish-friendly farming. The Klein family, a fourth generation California farming family, entered the wine business with the purchase of Rodney Strong Vineyards in 1989.