Rodney Strong Vineyards: stewards of the land and community in Sonoma County
Since 2009, Rodney Strong Vineyards has partnered with Luther Burbank Center for the Arts as the exclusive wine sponsor, bringing breathtaking music and dance performances to our community in Sonoma County.
Now in its 14th year, the Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series stands out as a signature aspect of the Center’s programming. The partnership between Rodney Strong and LBC has a strong foundation in a shared sense of community that defines us both. It is a natural connection for winery founder and former dancer Rod Strong and current proprietor Tom Klein to bring their shared passion for the arts to support the LBC, the premier arts center in Sonoma County.
An early dancing prodigy, Rod Strong studied at the American School of Ballet under the legendary George Balanchine and Martha Graham. After retiring from his successful dance career in 1959, he moved to Sonoma County and established Rodney Strong Vineyards. Tom Klein, a third-generation farmer and businessman, purchased Rodney Strong Vineyards in 1989. He shepherded the winery onto the world stage, became a steward of the land in Sonoma County, and a leader for sustainable practices in the wine industry and philanthropy in the community. Rodney Strong was the first carbon-neutral winery in Sonoma County; both the winery and estate vineyards are California Certified Sustainable.
Today Rodney Strong Vineyards thrives as a family-owned company farming over 800 acres across 11 estate vineyards, all in Sonoma County. Visit the Rodney Strong Tasting Room, Terrace & Cellar Door in Healdsburg.