Rodney Strong Winemaker’s Dinner at Ampersand 27
The Rodney Strong Winery is one of the pioneers of Sonoma County’s modern wine industry. In 1959, it was the 13th winery bonded in the “new” region. Always well respected, the wines achieved new heights with the arrival of winemaker Rick Sayre in 1979. Sayre came with an impressive background having trained under Andre Tchelistcheff who is commonly referred to as the father of California Cabernet.
Sayre will be in town for a winemaker’s dinner at Ampersand 27 on Tuesday, November 3rd. In addition to the much heralded Bordeaux-blend Symmetry, he will be showing the Rodney Strong Chalkhill Chardonnay and a couple of the winery’s premium Cabernets paired with the always delicious and imaginative cuisine of executive chef/co-owner and two time Edmonton Gold Medal Plated champion Nathin Bye.
Often producing great wine is no longer enough and we also look at the sustainable practises of wine producers. Rodney Strong has had a strong history committed to sustainability and in 2009 became the first carbon neutral winery in Sonoma County.