What is Zinfandel?

Late Harvest Zinfandel

WHAT IS ZINFANDEL? That is, of course, a rhetorical question, but it is also a question concerning what Zinfandel is stylistically, and what the current public perception of Zinfandel wines considers?   Zinfandel is California’s keystone varietal and Zinfandel was “long considered “America’s vine and wine”. It first started making its impression on wine drinkers […]

Legendary Video Series: Ueberroth Vineyard

What is more legendary than a mix of mysterious past, a magically perfect location and a partnership with an iconic brand?  Take a minute to discover Ueberroth Vineyard – this truly Legendary Vineyard is the latest in our virtual tour of Paso Robles. Larry Turley talks history, location and business while introducing us to this […]


Trick question—Zinfandel IS a specialty crop! Dairy products, grapes and almonds are all considered specialty crops and play a significant role in the California’s leading agricultural output. Dairy products are at the top of the list of farm receipts at $6.37 billion in 2018, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Grapes […]

Happy 4th of July from ZAP!

4 fabulous reasons to drink Zinfandel on the 4th of July! Celebrating our independence in a meaningful way seems like a great idea. This 4th of July, gather your friends and family and raise your glass to Zinfandel—America’s grape! 1. Zinfandel is the American spirit captured in a bottle! It’s the only fine wine we […]

New Video! Zinfandel: Stories from Napa Valley

The Napa Valley video is here! The iconic appellations of Napa Valley including: Calistoga, Chiles Valley, Howell Mountain, Oak Knoll, Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena captivated the audience during our seminar and tasting held at the CIA at Copia in downtown Napa. Now, you can embrace Zinfandel’s rich history, vibrant personalities of today’s wine producers, […]

ZAP’s 2024 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 […]

7 Reasons to Love California Zinfandel

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’s grown. 2. Right Place, Right Time. While the Zinfandel grape has European origins in Croatia, its wine […]


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