Legendary Video Series: Royal Tee

Planted in 1889, The Royal Tee Vineyard is Lodi’s oldest existing Zinfandel Vineyard. Thanks to generations of winemakers this Legendary Vineyard thrives in the sandy loam soil that protects its native root stock. Learn how the field mix produces a fuller flavored Zinfandel in our latest Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards video.  Stay tuned as we release […]

A Safe and Healthy tour of Dry Creek

  It’s a clear, beautiful morning and my boyfriend and I are headed North on the 101, towards Dry Creek Valley. For the first time in weeks we can see a crisp blue sky, and this is something we know to be thankful for: just a few weeks prior, this area was closed and under […]

Hidden Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards in Central and Southern California

California’s heritage grape has many suitable homes, and regions in northern California get most of the attention. AVA’s like Dry Creek Valley, Mendocino Ridge, Amador County and Napa Valley all produce stellar examples of Zinfandel across a range of styles and get lots of the accolades, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t great Zin […]

Legendary Video Series – Zin Star

Lodi Wine recently launched “Save the Old” to help farmers who care about their old vines. They state: “Old vines produce some of the very best wine. And, nowhere is there more historic vines than in Lodi. That is, until someone decides to pull them up. Or someone decides to save them.” They go on […]

Legendary Vineyards Video Series: Lizzy James

In Eastern Lodi, deep roots and generational mixing have created a legend like none other. Lizzy James Vineyard is iconic. In our latest Legendary Vineyards video learn how Kyle Lerner lets the fruit from this amazing vineyard take the spotlight in their single vineyard Zinfandel. Stay tuned as we release more clips that feature individual […]

Remaining Resilient in the Face of Challenge

I’ve been holding off sending you a message. It’s been a tough couple of weeks; just the latest round of fire devastation in California. But, staying in touch with friends, family and our wine community has never been so important. And ZAP is a community like no other! I continue to be inspired and grateful […]

Preserving the Zinfandel Legacy of Mendocino County

What’s true of this whole county is also true of Mendocino County’s Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards, which are largely off the beaten path. It is particularly true with the historic high-elevation sites that are at the Ciapusci, Gianoli, Perli and Zeni ranches off Fish Rock Road, which runs along the windy, timber-laden ridge that separates the […]

History in a Bottle — Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards

1885. Grover Cleveland was sworn in for his first term as president of the United States, the Washington Monument was dedicated, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York harbor, and the first Zinfandel vines were planted on steep, rocky limestone slopes in what is now known as the Ueberroth Vineyard in Paso Robles. Situated […]

Legendary Video Series: R.W. Moore

In Coombsville, Napa County lies a rare survivor of the area’s cabernet craze.   Legendary RW Moore.  Planted in 1905, these head trained vines capture the heat from the volcanic soil and develop flavor in a unique way. Find out why its “everything you think of when you think of Old Vine Zin in California.” […]

Legendary Vineyards Video Series: Lytton Springs

Tucked away on the edge of Dry Creek valley lies a 100 year old legend. Explore Lytton Springs Vineyard with Dave Gates of  Ridge Vineyards, as he shares how they tend these vines through their golden years. Stay tuned as we release more clips that feature individual vineyards in the coming months. It’s time to […]