Rodney Strong started a career in winemaking in California after having retired from dancing at the Lido in Paris.
The Foppiano family came to California during the gold rush but did not find any gold. Instead they bought some land and planted vines. Both are today successful Californian wineries.
Read Ulf Bengtsson’s article on these two Californian wine producers, including extensive tasting notes, on BKWine Magazine: Bottled Californian Sunshine: A Tasting of Wines from Rodney Strong and Foppiano
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