Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 - Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
Introducing The Social Zinstancing Experience! Gathering together takes on a whole new look this ZinEX, but coming to celebrate Zinfandel has never been so meaningful. We’ve trimmed the events, but not the experience! We hope you join us for these three days filled with delights galore, where the Zinfandel community unites.
Opening Night Dining
An Exclusive VIP Event at Select San Francisco Restaurants
The San Francisco food scene comes alive with these intimate and private winemaker dinners designed exclusively for our VIP guests. You’ll choose your restaurant preference from such foodie favorites as Town Hall, Scoma’s Restaurant, Farallon, Piperade, and One Market Restaurant*. Each dining experience will present the culinary skills of venerable chefs with one or two winemakers joining each food odyssey, bringing plenty of Zinfandels to complement the meal. What a wonderful way to relax with new and old friends while zinstancing!
Winter Wine Wonderland – Winemakers Dinner and Auction
Escape to a fairytale evening when we transform The Palace Hotel into a magical “frosty” dreamscape filled with twinkly lights, crystals, and snowflakes. You can dress in daring shades of vivid blues, lush purples and winter whites, or dazzle in sequins. The ladies will sparkle and gents will too! This enchanting snow globe world overflows with a bounty of Zinfandels to warm your heart—wines that are as singular as every snowflake.
The Tasting – Our 29 1/2 Anniversary at One Market Pavilion
The new location this year for our beloved event is One Market Pavilion and Restaurant, a short walk from the Palace Hotel, straight down Market Street, across from the Ferry Building. A landmark on the food scene, One Market combines farm-to-table concepts with culinary precision, impeccable service and an incomparable ambiance. The tasting Pavilion is light, bright and spacious with a dramatic 200 foot atrium glass ceiling. You’ll meet accomplished winemakers—legends who have helped make Zinfandel California’s cult grape and the rising stars carrying Zinfandel into the future. There will likely be segmented tasting times, one way traffic, limits at tables, with a maximum total number of people for each segment—a new intimate tasting experience is born! With safety guidelines dictating what we can do, the unprecedented possibilities have us creating social zinstancing to be revealed in the coming months. This reimagined tasting is a bit mystery and imagination, but we do know one thing for sure—it’s going to be fun!