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 […]

15 Sonoma Wineries to Visit if You Love Zinfandel

June 3, 2022 | By leah

Check out this article from Sonoma Magazine and explore Sonoma County Zinfandel. These wineries offer a great introduction to Sonoma County’s superb zins.

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 […]

The Social Zinstancing Experience was a success!

February 3, 2021 | By leah

Did you miss the very first Virtual ZinEX?  Not to worry – we have the recorded sessions available for you to view whenever you like. You can also access the wineries’ Virtual Booths along with their special offers until February 15 by clicking HERE. So grab a glass, fill it with some Zin and get […]

A Safe and Healthy tour of Dry Creek

November 9, 2020 | By leah

  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 […]

Remaining Resilient in the Face of Challenge

October 7, 2020 | By leah

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 […]

ZAP Grieves the Passing of Our Treasurer, Bruce Walker, Co-Owner of Starry Night Winery

June 10, 2020 | By leah

I got word over the weekend that our Board Treasurer, Bruce Walker had died suddenly. He was 64 years old and is survived by his brother, Glenn. He had lived in San Rafael since college, but in the last year or so had moved to Sonoma with his loveable dogs. Bruce was Treasurer of ZAP […]

Limerick Lane partners with ZAP!

May 5, 2020 | By leah

Limerick Lane Winery Launches “We Care” Campaign Sonoma County Based Estate Vineyard Dedicates 50% of Sales to National and Regional Charity Partners   With the cancellations of events, festivals, fundraisers and charity auctions, Limerick Lane wanted to still be able to support their extended friends and family and the causes close to all of us: […]

Shelter in Place with Wine

April 16, 2020 | By leah

Hello Zinfandel Advocates and Producers, All of us at ZAP are hoping everyone is safe and healthy during the time of Sheltering in Place.  Please stay safe. We look forward to seeing you all again. Today we started our 2020 Online Auction. There are chances to buy Zinfandel wines and experiences to attend, once we […]

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