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Rodney Strong Wine Estates Announces Acquisition of River West Vineyard


Expands Estate Fruit Sourcing and Commitment to Producing Premium Sonoma County Wines

HEALDSBURG, Calif., June 27, 2023 — Today, Rodney Strong Wine Estates (RSWE) – family-owned, Sonoma County wine company that includes Rodney Strong Vineyards, Davis Bynum Wines, and ROWEN Wine Company  – announced the acquisition of River West Vineyard, a premium quality vineyard totaling 335 acres in the world-renowned Russian River Valley appellation of California.

“We take pride in crafting top-quality wines from premier Sonoma County vineyards,” said Senior Vice President of Winegrowing & Winemaking Justin Seidenfeld. “Controlling our own fruit sources to farm to our exacting standards is essential to our mission of continual improvement, and we’ve always believed that best wines invariably come from the best grapes, sustainably grown in the best vineyards.”

River West Vineyard has served as a single vineyard source of Chardonnay for several Rodney Strong Vineyards and Davis Bynum Wines since the late 1970s. The vineyard, first planted in the 1930s, is located in the Middle Reach Neighborhood of Russian River Valley and is planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and one hundred-year-old Zinfandel vines. The River West Vineyard acquisition brings Rodney Strong Wine Estates’ total Sonoma County estate vineyard holdings to 1,158 acres, further cementing their position as leaders in Sonoma County farming and winemaking.

“Our acquisition of this vineyard, which is perfectly situated on West Side Road in the heart of the Russian River Valley, will elevate the quality of our wines and is an important step of our ‘Ladder to Luxury’ strategic plan that will drive our winery in the coming decades,” continued Seidenfeld. 

About Rodney Strong Wine Estates

Rodney Strong Wine Estates (RSWE) is a family-owned wine company that includes Rodney Strong Vineyards, Davis Bynum Wines, Knotty Vines, Upshot Wines, and ROWEN Wine Company. RSWE sustainably farms 12 estate vineyards across almost 1,200 acres and produces wines from Sonoma County’s finest appellations. The winery was founded in 1959 by Sonoma County pioneer Rod Strong as the 13th bonded winery in the county. 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 and innovative practices. RSWE is a family of passionate people committed to crafting premium wines, meaningful experiences, and sustainable leadership in Sonoma County. Learn more at RodneyStrong.com.



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