Making special occasions more memorable is what drives Rodeny Strong winemaker Justin Seidenfeld

In the final installment from the Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience, Justin Seidenfeld shares his passion for winemaker and sustainability. Justin is the senior vice president of winemaking and winegrowing for Rodney Strong Vineyards, the iconic Sonoma County Winery founded in 1959 by namesake Rodney Strong. Justin’s winemaking career began in Sebastopol, California, where he was an intern at Iron Horse winery in 2005. He quickly rose from cellar hand to taking on winemaking responsibilities which in 2006 led him to the iconic Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley. As a harvest enologist at Mondavi, Seidenfeld gained a comprehensive understanding of quality land and viticulture. He took that experience as he supervised the winemaking at Estancia, Clos du Bois, Simi, and others within the Constellation portfolio. Justin graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2006 with a B.S. in viticulture and enology. He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife Dena and their three daughters Madison, Lila and Reagan.

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