Windsor Vineyards was founded by wine legend Rodney Strong in 1959, in Tiburon on San Francisco Bay. His Victorian cottage served as home, office and tasting room. In those early days, so many customers asked Strong to reserve their favorite wines that he started putting their names on the labels. One innovation followed another when he decided to ship direct to his customers. Personalized labels and direct shipping caught on, and so was born the Windsor Vineyards tradition. Windsor Vineyards grew quickly with its high quality wines, value prices and personalized labels. Strong moved Windsor to Healdsburg in 1961 to be closer to his vineyard properties. He later established another winery, Rodney Strong Vineyards, in the same location.After a series of different owners including Beringer Blass, Windsor was recently purchased in 2007 by Vintner Patrick Roney who also owns ultra-premium Girard Winery in Napa. Mr. Roney plans to continue Windsor’s long consumer-friendly tradition with direct sales to consumers and personalized wine label opportunities, as well as to launch a new era for Windsor by developing his newly-aquired 40-acre estate vineyard property located in the Russian River Valley in Healdsburg, and by introducing a new line of ultra-premium wines to complement Windsor’s classic offerings.