Shelter in Place with Wine
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
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
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
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 […]
ZAP Mourns the Loss of Green & Red’s Jay Heminway
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!
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 […]
In Remembrance – Dr. James (Jim) Wolpert
1951-2018 Our good friend, Jim Wolpert died in October 2018. Jim believed in making connections between the world of academia and the wine industry directly, serving in the UC Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology since 1985 as CE Specialist in Viticulture and as department Chair for 10 years. He spent a good part of […]
Zinfandel Stories: Central Valley New Video!
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!
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!
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 […]