Rodney Strong, the former dancer who helped lay the groundwork for the modern Sonoma County wine industry, died March 5 at the age of 78. A visionary winemaker, Strong had suffered a series of strokes over the past five years and was residing at a convalescent facility in Healdsburg, Calif.
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