Legendary Zinfandel – Tasting a Site

August 4, 2020 | By leah

by Mary Cessler of Vindulge   “What makes a single vineyard special is that it expresses a personality. If you’re willing to play nicely with [the vineyard], it will show you that personality.” – Julianna Martinelli Almost any winemaker will tell you that site matters in the production of a great bottle of wine. But wine […]

Legendary Vineyards Video Series: Maple

August 4, 2020 | By leah

The history of wine grape growing in Dry Creek Valley dates back over 140 years and includes more than 9,000 vineyard acres. The region is best known for its celebrated Zinfandel with family farms dominating the tight-knit agricultural community. Explore a Dry Creek Valley treasure in our latest Legendary Vineyard video, featuring the Maple Vineyard. […]

Legendary Vineyards Video Series: Monte Rosso

July 6, 2020 | By leah

Towering above the Sonoma Valley is a Legend of Legends. Who better to introduce our latest Legendary Zinfandel Vineyard than its caretaker, Brenae Royal.  Learn why enjoying a Monte Rosso Zinfandel is like having a glass of history.  Stay tuned as we release more clips that feature individual vineyards in the coming months. It’s time […]

Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards of the Contra Costa County AVA

June 16, 2020 | By leah

The East Bay area is known as the suburbs of the city of San Francisco (in fact, the phrase contra costa means “across coast” in Spanish). The BART takes tourists and commuters all the way from SFO to Oakland, to northern East Bay cities like Richmond, southern Bay Area cities like San Jose (as of […]

Legendary Vineyards Video Series – Bedrock

May 18, 2020 | By leah

Defining a “legend” can be a difficult feat, but there is one thing for sure: legends are timeless—their contributions will long outlive them and they are immortalized for greatness. Legends create a long-lasting effect and we honor them.   Without further ado, we are pleased to present the next in our “Growing a Legend” video […]

Legendary Vineyards Video Series – D-Block

April 27, 2020 | By leah

The next clip from our Legendary Vineyard Series is here, continuing our virtual trip to Paso Robles. This video tells the story of the Peachy Canyon Winery’s D-block. While these vines have only been in the ground for a decade, this is a legendary vineyard that’s got a pedigree dating back to vineyards planted in […]

Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards Video Series –  Paper Street in Paso Robles

April 6, 2020 | By leah

We are launching the first clip from our Legendary Vineyard Series with a virtual trip to Paso Robles. This video tells the story of the Dusi family with three generations of Zinfandel grape growing history in the region. Their legacy is looking to the future, now that they have embarked on a new vineyard and […]

Growing a Legend

March 22, 2020 | By leah

ZAP has spent much of the last year visiting and filming many of California’s Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards. The vineyards featured in these videos each have a distinct story to tell.  Each of these vineyards is still growing exceptional grapes because of factors that include location, soil type, grape mix and access to good winemaking. But, by […]

Legends of Paso Robles

February 5, 2020 | By leah

It is said so often that it has lost its meaning: “All great wines are made in the vineyard.” But while most clichés have at least some truth to them, this dictum seems to be basically wholly accepted in the wine world. And it is particularly true when it comes to Zinfandel, often referred to […]

Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards Video Release

November 19, 2019 | By leah

Legendary Vineyards Teaser from Zinfandel Advocates & Producers on Vimeo. The launch of our Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards video series is here! Thanks to our Specialty Crop Grant from CDFA, we are sharing this inspiring view of California’s Zinfandel landscape. These precious vineyards, which represent the perfect marriage of genetic material and environment, are creating wines […]

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