8 Reasons to Love California Zinfandel

June 29, 2022 | By leah

1. Wide Range. Zinfandel is planted in virtually all of California’s grape growing areas, and in the widest variety of soils, topography, and climates. Zinfandel is the most terroir-driven wine because it expresses the essence of where it is grown. 2. Right Place, Right Time. Zinfandel is a wine story uniquely Californian, making its way […]

ZAP Introduces New “Wine Club” Benefit

May 16, 2022 | By leah

In the mid 1990’s, ZAP and UC Davis partnered to create greater diversity for growers and winemakers to expand the quality of offerings of Zinfandel plants. The Zinfandel Heritage Vineyard Project has been a fruitful collaboration, and for many years membership at ZAP has included access to the exclusive Heritage Vineyard Zinfandel.  These Zinfandels, not available […]

A Celebration of National Zinfandel Day

September 28, 2021 | By leah

If you are on social media, especially Instagram, and you’re a wine lover, you might be aware of the various wine holidays (like National Zinfandel Day) that seem to pop up sporadically throughout the year. Look no further than National Drink Wine Day, International Wine Day, or National Wine Day, if you want to enjoy […]

Flights! Virtual Seminar Series: Legendary Vineyards of Sonoma County

February 23, 2021 | By leah

In our third installment of the Flights! Virtual Seminar Series we visit the Legendary Vineyards of Sonoma County.  Pull up a chair and learn what makes these vineyards so special. Flights! Sonoma from Zinfandel Advocates & Producers on Vimeo.  

Flights! Virtual Seminar Series: Legendary Vineyards of Lodi

February 23, 2021 | By leah

Did you miss our Lodi Flights! Virtual Tasting Seminar? Have no fear! We recorded the session for you to watch whenever you want. Just grab a glass of Zin, and get ready to hear why Legendary Vineyards are so important to the world of Zinfandel.   Flights! Virtual Seminar Series – Lodi from Zinfandel Advocates […]

Legendary Vineyards Video Series: Black Sears

February 18, 2021 | By leah

High atop the Howell Mountain ridge line a legend still stands. Black Sears Vineyard produces a fruit so complex even the local bears can’t get enough! We hope you have enjoyed our Legendary Vineyards Video Series – to support programs like these please consider a tax deductible donation.   It’s time to experience Legendary Zinfandel […]

Legendary Video Series: Royal Tee

November 10, 2020 | By leah

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 […]

Hidden Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards in Central and Southern California

October 27, 2020 | By leah

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

October 19, 2020 | By leah

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

October 13, 2020 | By leah

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 […]

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