Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
6:00PM - 8:30PM
200 S School St, Ukiah, CA 95482, USA

Zinfandel Technical Tasting

Mendocino WineGrowers and ZAP are hosting an evening to celebrate America’s Heritage Grape – Zinfandel! Join UC Ag Advisor Glenn McGourty, UC Davis winemaker Chik Brenneman, and local winemakers to taste and learn about this unique varietal. Zinfandel from various regions in California will be poured for tasting and discussion. A flight of Mendocino Zinfandel and Coro Mendocino will also be featured. Light refreshments will be served after the tasting.

Zinfandel Tasting Seminar Agenda:

6:10PM-6:40PM History of Zinfandel – Glenn McGourty, UCCE Mendocino County

6:40PM-7:10PM Horizontal Tasting UC Davis – Chik Brenneman, Teaching and Research Winery Manager at UC Davis

7:10PM-7:45PM – California flight – Sebastian Donoso

7:45PM-8:30PM Mendocino/CORO flight – Sebastian Donoso and Hoss Milone

Tasting Program

Wines for Horizontal Tasting of 2017 Zinfandels from four named Heritage Vineyard Selections

  • Lytton (Dry Creek Valley)
  • Moore (Napa Valley)
  • Teldeschi (Dry Creek Valley)
  • George Zeni (Mendocino)

Wines for California flight

  • Ridge Vineyards (Paso Robles) – Sebastian Donoso
  • Van Ruiten (Lodi) – Sebastian Donoso
  • Turley Wine Cellars (Amador County) – Sebastian Donoso
  • Ravenswood (Napa Valley) – Sebastian Donoso
  • Foppiano (Russian River Valley) – Sebastian Donoso
  • Dry Creek Vineyards (Dry Creek Valley) – Brian Pruett, Assistant Winemaker
  • Marietta Cellars (Alexander Valley) – John Harley, Winemaker 

Wines for Mendocino/CORO flight

  • Mariah Vineyards (Mendocino Ridge) – Dan Dooling, Vineyard owner 
  • Testa Vineyards (Mendocino County) – Maria Martinson, Vineyard owner 
  • Artevino (Mendocino County) – Tom Rodrigues, Winemaker/Owner
  • Paul Dolan (Mendocino County) – Bob Swain, Winemaker
  • CORO #1 – Brutocao Cellars – Hoss Milone, Winemaker
  • CORO #2 – Golden Cellars – Dennis Patton, Winemaker
  • CORO #3 – Parducci Cellars – Bob Swain, Winemaker
  • CORO #4 – Clos du Bois – George Phelan, Winemaker


Glenn T. McGourty UCCE Mendocino County

Glenn is the Winegrowing and Plant Science Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension Offices in Lake and Mendocino County.  He received an AB degree in Botany from Humboldt State University in 1974 and his MS degree in Plant Soil and Water Science from the University of Nevada Reno in 1979.   Glenn joined UC Cooperative Extension in 1987, and works with wine grape growers, wineries, nurseries, landscapers and vegetable growers.   He also is a regular contributor to numerous trade publications including Wines & Vines, Practical Winery and Vineyard Magazine, and Wine Business Monthly.

Chik Brenneman – Teaching and Research Winery Manager at UC Davis

Chik is the Department of Viticulture and Enology’s Winemaker and facilities manager responsible for oversight of the campus winery and vineyards.  Prior to coming to UC Davis in his present capacity, he worked as the Production Lab Manager for Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery in Lodi.  He has worked as cellar master for both Amador Foothill Winery and Domaine de la Terre Rouge in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley.  Chik is also winemaker and partner for Baker Family Wines.

Proudly sponsored by American Ag Credit

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