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Rodney Strong and Paul Martin’s American Bistro Share Common Values

Posted Date: August 8, 2011

Rodney Strong is a well known name in wines, and you might be wondering why Paul Martin’s American Bistro would feature such a "commercial" wine at our Taste of Paul Martin’s happy hour every day.  What you probably don’t know is that in addition to producing wines of exceptional quality, Rodney Strong has made a substantial commitment to sustainable and fish friendly farming practices, becoming certified carbon neutral, and relying on solar power at their winery.  In fact, through their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and carefully purchasing carbon credits, Rodney Strong became the first carbon neutral winery in Sonoma County.


Rodney Strong Vineyards‘ 4,032 solar panels produce a significant portion of the winery’s power, cutting down on the environmental impact that commercially generated power would create.  The winery projects that its energy efficiency measures will reduce their annual energy usage by 35 percent.  The progressive winery has also developed successful strategies for conserving water and other resources and preventing pollution. Rodney Strong Vineyards received a Green Power Leadership Award in 2004 and has achieved a Green Business Certificate from the Sonoma County Green Business Program.


You can feel good about supporting a "Green" winery while enjoying a specially priced glass of Rodney Strong Pinot Noir along with freshly prepared Mesquite Grilled Steak Skewers during A Taste of Paul Martin’s any day from 3-7pm at our Roseville restaurant and El Segundo restaurant.