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 […]

A Message from Duane Dappen, ZAP Board President

December 26, 2019 | By leah

Hello ZAP Advocates, As we move into 2020, it is hard to believe that ZAP is almost in its 30th year! ZAP was started in 1991 to educate wine lovers about Zinfandel. We have worked hard during those 30 years to help our advocates to love Zinfandel even more, to help media members, both print […]

Updates on Sonoma County – So Grateful to First Responders

November 1, 2019 | By leah

Thanks to the unbelievably courageous efforts from the thousands of fire fighters and first responders, the Sonoma County Kincade fire is being contained and residents are returning to their homes and businesses. Thankfully, no lives have been lost. The town of Windsor was saved!   One casualty of the Kincade fire has been the historic […]

Honoring Paso Robles Zinfandel Grape Grower Benito Dusi

August 22, 2019 | By leah

1933 – 2019 Benito “Beni” Dusi was first and foremost a farmer and a grape grower in Paso Robles and his passions in life were his vineyard, his family, his friends, his greyhounds, and his equipment. Born in 1933, just as Prohibition was ending, in the midst of the Great Depression, Benito’s story begins with […]

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