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! […]

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 […]

Zinfandel Stories Paso Robles Video is Released!

March 28, 2018 | By leah

The second regional video from ZAP was recently unveiled when a group of almost 50 wine enthusiasts gathered on a stormy Saturday morning in a cozy barn at Proulx Winery on the Westside of Paso Robles for an exhilarating exploration of themed flights as part of their Zinfandel Festival weekend. We tasted wines from iconic […]

ZAP Launches Zinfandel Stories Mendocino Video!

February 26, 2018 | By leah

We’re excited to share the first of nine regional videos that will be released during 2018 as part of ZAP’s CDFA Specialty Crop Grant and regional events around California. The Mendocino video was previewed in Ukiah last week at the Mendocino Winegrowers & ZAP Technical Tasting to rave reviews. From highlighting the growing conditions in […]

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