ZAP Mourns the Loss of Green & Red’s Jay Heminway

June 25, 2019 | By leah

Jay Heminway, groundbreaking Zinfandel winemaker and founder of Green & Red Vineyard in Chiles Valley has died from complications following surgery. Jay was always a part of ZAP from our very first tasting held in San Francisco at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in 1992, where he poured the 1989 Green & Red Estate Zinfandel and […]

Zinfandel Stories: Bay Area Video Released!

January 31, 2019 | By leah

Grape Growing History and the City Coming Together The vibrant Zinfandel wine country of the Bay Area is a contrast of two dynamic, yet distinct stories that come together in their commitment to Zinfandel. The history of Zinfandel grape growing in Contra Costa is a long and illustrious one that today is once again taking […]

Zinfandel Stories: Central Valley New Video!

December 15, 2018 | By leah

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!

November 30, 2018 | By leah

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! […]

ZAP’s Fall Membership Drive is ON!

October 1, 2018 | By leah

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

September 6, 2018 | By leah

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!

August 14, 2018 | By leah

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

May 31, 2018 | By leah

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.

April 18, 2018 | By leah

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 […]

Fires in the Wine Country

October 11, 2017 | By lioninteractive

To our Zinfandel Community,  Our beloved wine country, including the counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Solano, is currently being ravaged by unprecedented wildfires. Here in Nevada County, we also have family and wineries under fire threat. With only sporadic information, we fear the devastation is unlike anything ever seen in Northern California. So […]

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