Savor a journey of exceptional taste while cruising with ZAP through the Mediterranean Sea and Greek Isles. This 10-night voyage begins where east meets west in Istanbul and travels through the land of the gods.
Istanbul to Barcelona ZAP's 2013 Cruise April 24 - May 4
The Cruisers have returned with great stories and pictures to share!

Watch for announcements regarding
ZAP's 2014 Cruise to South America!

Cruising with ZAP!

Experience Zinfandel in a whole new way through private shipboard Zinfandel tastings, seminars, and dinners, along with the opportunity to join exclusive wine-themed shore excursions to the most historic, picturesque and vibrant destinations in the Mediterranean.

Become a Zin Master at ZAP's University of Zin, where interactive seminars provide exclusive access to winemakers and their wines.

Unique Bonuses

Enjoy an intriguing blend of activities available only to ZAP cruisers!

• You’ll be surrounded by people who share a passion and appreciation for Zinfandel.
• Three renowned vintners take you on an epicurean journey as you sample and discuss more than 40 Zinfandel wines provided by ZAP members.
• Take the opportunity to join unique wine-and-food-focused shore excursions exclusive to ZAP cruisers, where you can experience local varietals, cuisine and culture.
• Enjoy an intimate winemaker dinner for 10 people, featuring one of our vintner hosts, who will guide you through an expertly paired, special menu. This full immersion experience brings you up close and personal with favorite wines from one of our winemakers.
• You will experience your own personal Zinfandel festival.

For more information and to book your cruise, Call Lynda Turley-Garrett of Alpine Travel at 408.379.3853

About Alpine Travel
Alpine Travel of Saratoga, a member of Virtuoso, is pleased to be the exclusive agency for handling your cruise reservations. Alpine Travel of Saratoga has been helping their clients with luxury vacations since 1969. Lynda Turley Garrett, CTC is also honored as being listed as Travel & Leisure magazines’ “Top 12 A-list super travel advisors” for seven years as Food and Wine Travel Specialist and is chosen by Saveur Magazine for their travel advisory board. You can reach Lynda directly at: 408.379.3853 or email lyndat@alpine-travel.com. Or visit the website for more details www.alpine-travel.com .

About ZAP Cruises
ZAP established the ZinMasters Cruise Program in 2005 to connect with our advocate members, develop enriching seminars, tastings, winemaker dinners, wine and culinary excursions and to raise funds in support of the organization. Bringing together dozens of winemaker hosts with hundreds of adventure-seeking Zinfandel-lovers has fostered lasting friendships and continued to fuel their passions for Zinfandel, serving as informal ambassadors throughout the world.

About ZAP
Zinfandel Advocates & Producers is a 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to advancing public knowledge of and appreciation for American Zinfandel and its unique place in our culture and history. Winegrowers, winemakers and wine enthusiasts combine to form the membership. The common focus is the preservation and recognition of Zinfandel as America’s heritage wine.

Unrivaled Ports of Call included
• Dikili
• Santorini
• Zakynthos
• Taormina
• Sorrento
• Civitavecchia/Rome
• Livorno/Florence
• Monte Carlo
• Marseille
• Barcelona

Cruise Hosts
Meet Our Cruise Hosts

Mark Vernon President & COO
Ridge Vineyards
Mark's bio

Nils Venge Owner/Winemaker
Saddleback Cellars
Nils' bio

Julie Johnson Owner/Winemaker
Tres Sabores
Julie's bio

Hosts and ZAP on-board seminar activities are subject to change.
Comments from Past Cruisers
“We are back. The trip was fabulous!!! Regent is superb!!! Zin was wonderful”.
Ruth & Bob, Nevada City

"Had a great trip. You were absolutely right - the ZAP crew was the best. … it was the ZAP aspect that made the trip the best. Thanks for all your hard work."
Linda, Las Vegas

"Regent exceeded our expectations. The service, restaurants, entertainment, ports and shore excursions were great... made lots of friends, drank many Zinfandels and overall had a wonderful time. The ZAP events ... were great."
Stephen and Faith, Sausalito


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