Zinfandel Stories: Central Valley New Video!

Creating the Next Generation of Zinfandel Growers California has been blessed with universities that specialize in creating the next generation of great winemakers and vineyardists. Fresno, located in the Central Valley, is home to Fresno State University’s Department of Viticulture & Enology, where each year, over 150 viticulture and enology students take advantage of the […]

ZAP Celebrated National Zinfandel Day in Lodi with New Zinfandel Stories Video!

Lodi was the place to be in November on National Zinfandel Day! ZAP and Lodi Wines co-sponsored a technical workshop at the gorgeous grounds of Oak Farm Vineyards for Zinfandel growers and winemakers. Along the way, Lodi Zinfandels were presented by two panels (one grower and one winemaker) and ZAP’s Lodi regional video was released! […]

New Video! Zinfandel: Stories from Napa Valley

The Napa Valley video is here! The iconic appellations of Napa Valley including: Calistoga, Chiles Valley, Howell Mountain, Oak Knoll, Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena captivated the audience during our seminar and tasting held at the CIA at Copia in downtown Napa. Now, you can embrace Zinfandel’s rich history, vibrant personalities of today’s wine producers, […]

ZAP’s Fall Membership Drive is ON!

BIG NEWS! Embrace your wanderlust with ZAP’s all NEW Membership Program!   With ZAP’s new upgraded memberships, members now have more access and exciting new opportunities added to each membership level. Membership Highlights Opportunities to build one-on-one relationships with fellow Zinfandel enthusiasts, winemakers, and winery owners Passport to Zinfandel Enjoy complimentary tastings at participating ZAP Wineries! Premier Winery […]

A Tribute to Kent Rosenblum

A bright light has gone out in the Zinfandel community. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and Zinfandel pioneer, Kent Rosenblum died unexpectedly at his home in Alameda early September 5. He was 74 years old. A founding board member of ZAP, Kent served continuously on the board since the organization started in 1991 and was president […]

Zinfandel: Stories from Sonoma County Video Released!

Sonoma County Zinfandel producers from Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Moon Mountain, Rockpile, Russian River Valley and Sonoma Valley showcased the classic character of Zinfandel under a tent on the beautiful great lawn at Cline Cellars in Sonoma during a sublime summer afternoon. Each of these appellations has a distinctive climate and geography that directly […]

Zinfandel Stories Southern California – Roots Run Deep

While you may not think of Southern California as a vibrant grape growing region, Zinfandel roots run deep in this arid landscape. The history of grape growing in California began in Southern California and for a time, Zinfandel was one of the most planted varietals in the region. Pockets of Zinfandel vineyards still thrive in […]

Just Released! Zinfandel Stories: Sierra Foothills video is here.

A Sunday spring afternoon brought out over 250 Zinfandel loving wine tasters to explore the Sierra Foothills appellations. ZAP is proud we brought these diverse appellations together that comprise one of the largest wine growing regions in the state. On hand were winemakers from Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada and Placer counties who poured their […]

Zinfandel Stories Paso Robles Video is Released!

The second regional video from ZAP was recently unveiled when a group of almost 50 wine enthusiasts gathered on a stormy Saturday morning in a cozy barn at Proulx Winery on the Westside of Paso Robles for an exhilarating exploration of themed flights as part of their Zinfandel Festival weekend. We tasted wines from iconic […]

ZAP Launches Zinfandel Stories Mendocino Video!

We’re excited to share the first of nine regional videos that will be released during 2018 as part of ZAP’s CDFA Specialty Crop Grant and regional events around California. The Mendocino video was previewed in Ukiah last week at the Mendocino Winegrowers & ZAP Technical Tasting to rave reviews. From highlighting the growing conditions in […]