Thursday, Jun 24, 2021 Thursday, Jun 24, 2021
Join us on the virtual Zinfandel Trail as we explore all that wine country has to offer. Each month we will visit a new group of wineries, each with an exciting theme. Taste the wines while the winemakers, tasting room managers, and vineyard managers take you on a tour to show you what makes thier wines, wineries and vineyards special. Then visit ZinfandelTrail.com and plan an itinerary for yourself!
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Ticket Packages include three bottles of wine per session and shipping!
Single session Member ticket $175
Single session Non-Member ticket $195
Full Series Member ticket $450
Packages are limited and will go fast!
Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Tour | Thursday, April 29, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. PDT | HOST: Tim Zahner, Executive Director, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau
Amazingly diverse in climate, geology and topography and rich with Zinfandel history, Sonoma County is home to 17 sub AVAs and dozens of producers who share an abiding love of growing and crafting Zinfandel. Who better to guide you across the Sonoma Valley Zinfandel landscape than Tim Zahner? Join the tour with St. Francis Winery and Vineyards’ Rick Bonitati, President & CEO; Kunde Family Winery’s Zach Long, Winemaker & Jordan Kunde, DTC Specialist; Jeff Cohn, Owner/Winemaker of Jeff Cohn Cellars, and Zin-lover Zahner who is Sonoma Valley’s defacto guru on Sonoma’s Zinfandel wineries – and all things Sonoma.*
St. Francis Winery & Vineyard | 2015 Montecillo Vineyard Zinfandel, Moon Mountain
Kunde Family Winery | 2018 Century Vines Reserve Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley
Jeff Cohn Cellars | 2017 Sweetwater Springs Vineyard Zinfandel, Russian River Valley
Women in Wine Zinfandel Tour | Thursday, May 27, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. PDT | HOST: Lauren Mowery, Travel Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
It’s hardly the perennial man’s game it once was. The role of women in wine has revolutionized how the wine world produces, appreciates, and consumes wine. Nowhere in wine is this positive trend more evident than in California Zinfandel where women winemakers, growers, business people, media, and culinary pros have moved to the forefront with their male cohorts to create a more diverse and expanding wine industry. Join the tour with Joy Merrilees, Winemaker of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines; Owner Kim Stare Wallace of Dry Creek Vineyard; Emily Haines, Winemaker of Terra d’Oro Wines, and veteran travel writer Lauren Mowery who will lead the lively tasting and discussion on the influence of women in the world of Zinfandel.*
Shannon Ridge Family of Wines | 2018 Giannecchini Family Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel, Mendocino County
Dry Creek Vineyard | 2017 Spencer’s Hill Vineyard Estate Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Terra d’Oro Wines | 2018 Amador Zinfandel
Zinfandel Vineyard Tours and Caves | Thursday, June 24, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. PDT | HOST: Paul Rubio, award-winning travel journalist AFAR, Conde Nast Traveler and more
California’s first settlers planted them. Succeeding generations spread them across California where they survived blight, World Wars and Prohibition. The ancient Dalmatian grape found a new ideal home on the frontier of the west coast of the United States. Today California’s Zinfandel vineyards are considered by many as national treasures that are thriving relics of America’s agricultural heritage but are threatened by land values, farming costs, and escalating wine prices. Join your expert guide, Paul Rubio – travel maven and economist, for firsthand deep dives into three of California’s iconic Zinfandel wineries: Kyle Lerner, Owner & Winemaker of Harney Lane Winery; Hugh Chappelle, Winemaker at Quivira Vineyards and Owner Katie Wetzel of Alexander Valley Vineyards.*
Harney Lane Winery | 2018 Lizzy James Vineyard Zinfandel, Mokelumne River, Lodi
Quivira Vineyard | 2017 Anderson Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Alexander Valley Vineyards | 2018 Zinfandel, Alexander Valley
*Event details and participating wineries are subject to change.