Zinfandel – it’s iconic, it’s distinctive, it’s amazing – just like our members. There is no grape without the vine, and there is no ZAP without the community that supports it. Our members make it possible for ZAP to continue to deliver Zinfandel education, advocacy, and outreach.
You or your business can join as an Associate, or trade partner, and be recognized by our member wineries as supporters of the industry that supports them. Membership offers opportunities to network with other Associates and Producers at bi-annual General Member Meetings and at ZAP related events. Associates have business profiles on our website – content controlled by your company. Yearly membership is $250.
Zinfandel - it's iconic, it's distinctive, it's amazing - just like our members. There is no grape without the vine, and there is no ZAP without the community that supports it. Our members make it possible for ZAP to continue to deliver Zinfandel education, advocacy, and outreach.
You or your business can join as an Associate, or trade partner, and be recognized by our member wineries as supporters of the industry that supports them. Membership offers opportunities to network with other Associates and Producers at bi-annual General Member Meetings and at ZAP related events. Associates have business profiles on our website - content controlled by your company. Yearly membership is $250.
Discover the Wines of Amador! The Amador Vintner’s Association has more than 40 extraordinary member wineries and tasting rooms in Amador County showcasing award-winning Zinfandels, Barberas, and Rhones varietals. Take a drive through the rustic vistas and rolling scenic vineyards of Amador’s Gold Country. Website
Founded in 1916, American AgCredit specializes in providing financial services to agricultural and rural customers throughout California. We offer a broad range of agricultural loan and leasing services from winery, orchard, timber, row crops and dairy financing to country homes loans, equipment leasing and construction financing. Website
Allied Grape Growers is a California winegrape marketing cooperative with nearly 600 grower-members located from major winegrape regions of California. The association exists for the purpose of efficient and competitive marketing of its members' grapes as well as offering marketing services for non-members. We maintain direct lines of year round communication with our growers and vintners for the better understanding of market conditions and opportunities. Website
Consortium Mendocino: It was 13 vintages ago that a group of Mendocino County winemakers joined together and came up with a unique idea to create an ultra-premium wine blend that would showcase the heritage varietal of Mendocino County, Zinfandel. The christened label and blend known as “Coro,” named and inspired from the Latin root for “chorus” is the first wine of its kind to set blending and aging parameters for a wine distinctive to its region in the United States. Every Coro wine is a signature blend, individually crafted in Mendocino County from 100 percent Mendocino County grapes, in strict accordance with the Consortium Mendocino Bylaws. Website
Duarte Nursery is committed to giving back to the community, agricultural youth programs and the agriculture industry. Each year DNI donates to youth organizations, such as 4-H and FFA programs. Also, Duarte Nursery is proud to support agricultural education through the donation of plants to school farms, where students can learn in a hands-on environment.
Additionally, DNI supports many county Farm Bureau organizations, commodity groups, non-profit organizations, community programs, as well as agricultural foundations representing the longevity of California agriculture. Website
Exchange Bank is a community bank. As a community bank, we differ significantly from national and regional banks. The major difference is our commitment to community and the level of service to customers. We have become partners with our neighbors by focusing only on our community, with an emphasis on making it a better place to live and work. Website
Farm Credit West is a cooperative. Our customers are also our owners and stockholders. The farmers and ranchers who borrow from Farm Credit West elect Directors from among their peers to serve on the Board that guides the Association.
While competitive financial institutions are often eager to fund agriculture clients when markets are strong, they have less flexibility to work with borrowers during downturns as they ultimately report, and are beholden to their stockholders. At Farm Credit West, our stockholders are our owners and customers. We share in your success during good times and are there for you through tough times. We have the stability and flexibility to withstand the volatile nature of agribusiness, and help customers through the inevitable challenging patches. Website
Global Package is comprised of a talented and experienced team for creating the best bottles from worldwide factories sourcing as well as providing custom shippers, glass decoration, pewter labels, closures, and design for the wine, spirits, and food industries. When it comes to providing custom and specialty bottles and packaging, we lead the way in finding solutions to provide a comprehensive and attractive outcome that sets a brand apart. It is our goal to offer the most professional service so the project works well the first time. Website
Lodi Winegrape Commission: Wine enthusiasts will enjoy a warm welcome and a friendly face as they travel Lodi Wine Country and enjoy a diverse range of wines, delicious foods, and great hospitality. Lodi is the self-proclaimed Zinfandel Capital of the World producing over 40 percent of California’s premium Zinfandel. Journalists and wine enthusiasts alike have long recognized Lodi as the home of highly acclaimed Old Vine Zinfandels, with some plantings dating back to 1888. Website
For 77 years, the Los Angeles International Wine Competition has showcased the finest domestic and international vintages through a wine-tasting event that is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious in the United States. An esteemed panel of judges use a blind-tasting method, maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism that has remained the competition’s foundation for 77 years. Website
M. A. Silva is the leading and award-winning manufacturer of the finest corks, glass, and packaging for North American markets. They supply discriminating wine producers around the globe, with sales agents in six continents and production and finishing facilities in Portugal, the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, and Spain. M. A. Silva USA serves the North American market from our headquarters in Santa Rosa, Northern California. Website
Since 1981, the professionals in the Moss Adams LLP Santa Rosa office have enjoyed working in a variety of industries represented in their region, including agriculture, food processing, wineries and vineyards, construction, real estate, manufacturing, and technology. They provide client services beyond tax and accounting, including extensive estate planning, private client services, and business consulting services, among others. They are proud to work with some of the best businesses in the North Bay. Website
Mohr-Fry Ranches, Lodi: With over 150 years of farming in California and 5 generations strong, Mohr-Fry Ranches consists of vineyards, orchards, and diversified row crops; farming 12 varieties of winegrapes, 2 varieties of cherries and over 25 varieties of dry heirloom beans. The agricultural history of the Mohrs and Frys extends back to the 1850s when Bruce Fry's great-great-grandfather on Jerry's mother's side, Cornelius Mohr left his job on a whaling ship in the port of San Francisco and began a farming operation on a Spanish land grant in Mt. Eden near what later became Hayward. Website
Ramondin's over 125-year history is marked by innovation and close client relationship. We are pioneers in developing new products, implementing novel raw materials for capsule manufacturing and generating added value through environmental policies or meticulous Social Responsibility plans. Also, this line of progress is intimately linked to Ramondin's close relationship with each of their clients. Proximity, closeness and trust have been critical in detecting needs, anticipating ourselves and offering solutions which have led us to lead the capsule global market. Website
A Different Kind of Risk Manager Today’s complex, dynamic world of highly interconnected, globalized business requires a different approach to risk; smart, agile, innovative. Founded in 1997 as a risk and insurance consultant, Risk Strategies Company is now ranked among the top 25 insurance brokerages in the United States. But, we’re not a behemoth, generalized insurance brokerage, wedded to rigid process and conventional approaches. Serving the needs of public and private companies, government and non-profit entities, and individuals, privately held Risk Strategies operates from more than 25 offices throughout the United States. Website
We are StaVin, the world’s leading supplier of the highest quality toasted oak products for wine. We are family run and operate in an artisanal fashion to customize and craft winemakers’ complex flavor profiles.
Our innovative and ecologically responsible products help wineries reduce production costs drastically while maintaining the subtle nuanced flavors of their favorite barrel program. Our mission is to help wineries enhance the pure traditional flavors in their wines while saving them money. Website
TricorBraun WinePak is dedicated to helping you bring your extraordinary wines to market by providing fast, efficient access to quality packaging components from our state-of-the-art repacking line and warehouses throughout the West Coast. Through our partnerships with Ardagh Glass, Amcor Closures, and our international suppliers in Europe and Asia, you will receive, from stock, the highest quality packaging components from domestic (including ECO bottles with 50% recycled content) and imported bottles to closure solutions, including stocked Stelvin closure and capsules in several colors. Website
Dry Creek Valley is a premium winegrowing region in northern Sonoma County, California. Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley® (WDCV) is a 501c6 non-profit trade association of over 60 wineries and 150 winegrape growers. Formed in 1989, the association represents a multi-generational family community of vintners and growers committed to growing high-quality fruit, producing world-class wines, and welcoming visitors to experience Wine Paired with Life®. Being good stewards of the land means that we are preserving the quality of our wines and the unparalleled beauty of Dry Creek Valley for future generations to discover. Most of our growers engage in sustainable farming practices and many are certified organic or biodynamic. Website
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Over 40 years of valued relationships with wineries in California coupled with our firm’s expertise in the world of insurance, we have been approached by a multitude of wineries seeking to remedy the misfortunes of DTC wine shipments being destroyed or damaged with minimal insurance protection available from the typical shipping carriers.
Our primary objective is to protect your winery and make you financially whole in the event of a lost or damaged DTC wine shipment, regardless of the circumstances.