Evening with the Winemakers |
Benefit Live Auction & Dinner
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Friday, January 30
Guest Registration opens 4:45 p.m.
Pre-Dinner Tasting and Reception 5:00 p.m.
Live Auction 6:15 p.m.
The Westin St. Francis Hotel at Union Square
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Evening with the Winemakers Schedule of Events
Prepare to unmask your passion for Zinfandel! Enjoy the company of leading Zinfandel winemakers in an elegant atmosphere.
Your evening begins in the elegant St Francis Grand Ballroom with a reception and tasting featuring Zinfandels from the winemaker hosts, an unveiling and first taste of the 2007 Heritage Vineyard Zinfandel, and a luscious array of hors d’œuvres, artisan cheeses, pates, and other nibbles courtesy of iGourmet.com !
Reality and illusion merge as our very own Doug Beckett of Peachy Canyon Winery and Zinfandel grape grower Doug Filipponi masquerade as our auctioneers…you never know when another surprise will be unveiled! This is your exclusive opportunity to show your passion for one-of-a-kind Zinfandel Experiences and incredible auction packages—combining wine, art, travel, and interactive winemaking!
The enchanting evening continues as the procession flows into the opulent Colonial Room for a gourmet dinner paired with Zinfandels personally selected by the winemakers. While you enjoy your exquisite cuisine, you will have the opportunity to sit back, unmask, and listen to the coveted inside ZIN scoop from your Host Winemaker!
Purchase your ticket today and help ZAP unmask the passion for Zin!
Is this a benefit?
Yes. Proceeds from the
benefit ZAP's Heritage Projects--preserving the historical and viticultural significance of America's Heritage Wine--Zinfandel, including scholarships and other designated charities.
Click here for more information on the Heritage Vineyard.
VIP Packages Available
VIP packages feature VIP auction seating, choice of host winery dinner seating and tickets to the Saturday Trade/Media Tasting--good all day. Call the ZAP office at 530-274-4900 for details.
Can I purchase tickets at the door?
No. Tickets to this event are sold in advance.
What is the dinner menu?
The tasting reception will feature a selection of hors d'oeuvres courtesy of
The reception and live auction will be followed by a decadent three-course dinner with wines selected by the winemaker hosts.
Dinner Menu Selections
Fresh Dungeness Crab Crepinette
Lolla Rossa Greens
Rack of Lamb with Heritage Zinfandel Reduction
Roasted Garlic and Honey Gnocchi
Grilled Asparagus and Carrots
Ciabatta and Sourdough Rolls, Panini Sticks and Sweet Butter
Dark Chocolate Pave
Freshly Brewed Jeremiah’s Pick Coffee
Can I reserve an entire table?
Yes, for up to eight people. Once you have purchased your tickets, please complete the registration form and submit via FAX to the ZAP office at: 530-274-4904.
Can I reserve a particular winery host to sit at my table?
No. Guests will be seated at winery tables based on random selections. Refer to listing of participating wineries on this page. Please check back for updates. Participating wineries are subject to change.
How do I dress for the event?
ZAP encourages festive attire. The St. Francis Hotel at Union Square has an opulent decor reminiscent of a bygone era, sophisticated yet welcoming. Make this an evening to remember!
Is there a Live and Silent Auction?
An abundance of riches awaits winning bidders. There will be approximately 25 live auction lots featuring lifestyle packages and one-of-a-kind offerings.
The Silent Auction will take place during the Saturday Tasting at the back of the Festival Pavilion.
Click here for information on our Live and Silent Auctions.
Last Updated: December 16, 2008