Rodney Strong Acquires River West Vineyard

Rodney Strong Wine Estates (RSWE) said it acquired River West Vineyard, a premium quality vineyard totaling 335 acres in the world-renowned Russian River Valley appellation of California.

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. 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.

“We take pride in crafting top-quality wines from premier Sonoma County vineyards,” said Senior VP-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.”

“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.

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