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Bold and celebratory, independent and unpretentious, versatile and individual, Zinfandel has charted a course all its own, and National Zinfandel Day offers many ways for our members to chart their own course to help celebrate and draw positive attention for America’s Heritage grape.
What is Zinfandel Day?
Zinfandel Day is a worldwide celebration of the Zinfandel grape variety, intended to give Zinfandel lovers around the globe a platform to express their passion for grape and the wines made from it.
ZAP’s Top 5 Ways to Celebrate #ZinDay
1. Share a Bottle with Your Friends
Visit your local wine shop and select a bottle from one of your favorite Zinfandel producers. Invite your friends over for a toast to your best-loved varietal.
Tip: Dazzle your friends by letting them know that Zinfandel wine is often described as fruit-forward with a flavor profile that includes raspberry, blackberry, boysenberry, cherry, as well as black pepper, cloves, anise and herbs.
2. Visit a Tasting Room or Wine Bar
Over 90% of Zinfandel is grown in California, however wine produced from the grape is easily found throughout the United States. So, bop on down to your local drinkery to discover Zinfandel’s extraordinary quality and versatility.
Factoid: Typically, when called White Zinfandel it is made in a sweet style, while if named Zinfandel Rose it is usually dry (not sweet).
3. Explore Zinfandel’s Food Pairing Abilities
When it comes to Zinfandel and food pairing-there are no rules! Zinfandel is made for pure pleasure, so drink what you like. Zinfandel, in all its diversity is just as comfortable at an elegant dinner party as at casual family meals.
Tip: Zinfandel is perfect for pairing with your Thanksgiving turkey because its lower tannin helps moisten even the driest turkey.
4. Visit a Zinfandel Winery
Perhaps there is no better way to deepen your appreciation of Zinfandel than see where it is grown and made. ZAP member wineries are celebrating the day in their own special way, so be sure to check in with them before you go.
Factoid: Zinfandel vineyards are some of the oldest in California with several well over 120 years old.
5. Get Social with #ZinDay
Today is the day to share your love of Zinfandel with the world. Use #ZinDay while posting to your favorite social media sites and become part of the global Zinfandel conversation.
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Friday, November 10
V2V Wine and Food Safari
Saturday, November 11
Zinfandel and Tamales: A benefit for North Bay Fire Relief
Ridge will pouring several vintages of Lytton Springs, in addition to a few other treats, and donating $15 for each bottle sold at the event as well as a one-time $10,000 donation. Please join us to help support our community and those impacted by the fires. Proceeds go to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund.
Wednesday, November 15
Zinfandel Day at Pedroncelli
Step into the vineyard: A short talk about three generations of Zinfandel on our Home Ranch at 2pm on November 15. Reserve your spot by emailing email@example.com
Special Zinfandel Tasting during Tasting Room Hours (10am to 4:30pm) including library selections of Mother Clone and Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel. No reservation. Tasting fee waived if you bring a canned good item or more for our Redwood Empire Food Bank Barrel (this is our November Fire Relief Donation-envelopes also available if monetary donation preferred.)
National Zinfandel Day with LOCA
The Lodi Winegrape Commission invites you to join us for an informative discussion about old-vine Zinfandel to celebrate National Zinfandel Day. The event will be presented LIVE at 3 p.m. on Nov. 15 on Lodi Wine’s Facebook page with wine grower Kevin Phillips of Phillips Farms and Michael David Winery, wine grower and owner Kyle Lerner of Harney Lane Winery, and Stuart Spencer, winemaker at St. Amant Winery and program manager with the Lodi Winegrape Commission. Topics will include the state of old-vine Zinfandel in Lodi, what makes a vine old, and why old-vine Zinfandel is important to the history of the Lodi wine region.
A special flight of exclusive Lodi Zinfandels will be available for tasting at the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center (tasting fees apply), and bottle purchases of Lodi Zinfandel will be discounted 25%. The Lodi Wine and Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The Lodi Wine and Visitor Center is located at 2545 W. Turner Road. Information: (209) 365-0621
Zinfandel Day at Miraflores
The Tasting Room will be pouring their 2013 Yellow Block Zin, 2013 Zinfandel, 2013 Reserve Zin, and 2014 Zinfandel. They are also featuring their 2016 Yellow Block Zin futures as barrel tasting. When futures are purchased, customers will receive 2 complimentary tickets to their Futures Release Party in Fall of 2018. Don’t miss their End of Year Reserve & Library Wine Sale which includes the 2013 Reserve Zin at 40% OFF retail price. Visit their website for more details.
Zinning for the NorthBay
“Zinning for the North Bay” – A Zinfandel Day Fundraiser for those affected by the Wine Country Wildfires
Join us for wine tasting, appetizers, music, and more at Urban Plates in Downtown Pleasant Hill from 5:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, November 15th! We’ll be celebrating Zinfandel Day and raising money to help those affected by the recent wildfires in the North Bay. Reserve your ticket with a suggested donation of $20; we also have event sponsorship opportunities if you and/or your company are interested.
100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to relief efforts, via the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund. This special fund was created to support victims of and relief efforts following the devastating North Bay fires last month. Redwood Credit Union is covering all costs of administering the fund, so 100% of all donations will go to fire victims and relief efforts.
Many people throughout the Bay Area have been affected by the wildfires in Wine Country, and as concerned neighbors and local businesses, we want to be part of the recovery efforts. In order to help with rebuilding and renewal, we are holding this benefit event on November 15th to raise funds for the ongoing relief efforts in both Napa and Sonoma. We have chosen the date to coincide with National Zinfandel Day, the annual celebration of “America’s Heritage Grape” that has always played a prominent role in the California wine industry.
“Zinning for the North Bay” will feature wines (Zinfandel and others) from the Boisset Collection, food from Urban Plates, and live music from “The dr D Band.” We expect a variety of local celebrities to join us, as well. There will be a brief presentation and donation drive to benefit the North Bay Fire Relief Fund at 7pm.
Even if you can’t attend in person, you can still join in our cause: make your tax-deductible contribution directly via our online portal: www.rcucommunityfund.org/pleasanthillcares
Thank you for your support!
Zinfandel Day at Ledson Winery
Ledson Winery specializes in small varietal lots that reflect the genuine diversity of the select vineyards and appellations. Ledson wines are sold exclusively at the winery in Kenwood, online, and at the Ledson Hotel in Sonoma.
During National Zinfandel Day – receive additional 5% off on case purchases of Zinfandel.
Saturday, November 18
Zintastic Weekend @ m2 Wines
In celebration of National Zinfandel Day, November 15th we will be pouring only Zinfandel wines this weekend. Seven wonderful wines to taste and purchase including some old favorites and some new, soon to be released wines!