Archive for the Tag 'Rodney Strong Vineyards'


Tom Klein of Rodney Strong talks about his 2009 vintages for Cab and Meritage

I’m very lucky to be living in Russian River Valley, where so many wonderful wine companies are based. Little did I know on my very first trip to California, when I visited Rodney Strong Vineyards in the early 1900s, that someday I’d be living five minutes away by car. My interest in Rodney Strong wines […]


Rodney Strong’s Summer Concert Series ~ One more to go with Huey Lewis & The News ~ Labor Day Weekend

Jose and I saw Dave Coz and his friends on July 28, and I was reminded how much I love concerts at Rodney Strong Vineyards. First of all, we could walk to Rodney Strong. It’s only a couple of miles from where we live. That kind of convenience is one of the great perks of […]


2010 Pinot on the River Festival ~ Always a Great Event

On October 22, 23 & 24, 2010, Pinot On The River’s activities return. This is a reminder to purchase your tickets at, if you haven’t already. Here’s the line-up… FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 6:00 p.m. – Pinot On The River’s “Friday Night Out In The Valley” Dinner at Roadhouse Winery in Healdsburg. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 […]


F. Paul Pecault ~ Wine Writer #36

F.Paul Pecault is a wine and spirits veteran, who began his career as the PR person for Rodney Strong Vineyards. That’s no stretch for understanding, because if someone is working as a PR agent, it stands to reason that the person is a writer. Most PR people don’t segue from that career into writing about […]


2009 Pinot On The River Festival ~ October 23, 24, 25, 2009

CONTEST: Why I Want to Go To Portugal to Visit Enoforum Wines with Jo Diaz The Sixth Annual Pinot on the River promises to be another great event. The Grand Tasting is going to be hosted by Rodney Strong Vineyards on Sunday, but you really need to read all of the details below, because it’s […]


Wine Enthusiast Nominations for 2009 are Stellar

Awards are great! Giving them is a show of appreciation for the efforts of others, who have passionately strived for what they believe. I know one of the greatest achievements of my wine career was nominating Jim Concannon of Concannon Vineyard for an award at the California State Fair a few years ago… It was […]


Rodney Strong Closes Out Another Great Jazz Season

This past Labor Day was the final performance of Rodney Strong’s summer concert performances for 2009. Next year, however, promises to be as great, if not greater, considering that it’s going to be Rodney Strong’s 20th Anniversary Summer Concert Series. By now, they’ve got it down to a science, and it’s running very smoothly. I have […]


Hall & Oates at Rodney Strong Vineyards ~ A Labor Day of Wine & Music

This coming Labor Day at Rodney Strong Vineyards is the close-out of another summer season, while going out in rock n’roll, bluesy style, with Daryl Hall and John Oates as the pied pipers, presented by KJZY and Good Neighbor Pharmacy. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., and the show will start soon thereafter. Parking is going […]


Rodney Strong Survival Guide For Their Concert Series

The heat of the day was sweltering this past Saturday at Rodney Strong – on the lawn – but it wasn’t as hot as the music… And, what about that Mindi Abair? I didn’t know she was such a hot tamale. There something very empowering for all women (sorry guys), when a woman commands a […]


Headed Toward the Music at Rodney Strong

Off to the vineyards this afternoon for the first in a series of concerts at Rodney Strong. I’ll be back with images and thoughts. Robert Larson of Rodney Strong has graciously given me a pass to this event. When I was in Rock n’Roll radio, I went to so many concerts that I became jaded… […]