As a non-profit with a small staff, we’re working hard to ensure our programs of education, preservation and research, and advocacy are positively moving Zinfandel into the future.
For example, our 100 Acre project is working towards placing 100 acres of historic old vines into conservation easements so future generations can experience first-hand the vineyards of beautiful gnarled vines planted by early California pioneers.
ZAP’s Advocate and winery members are taking Zinfandel to new heights by educating the public about Zinfandel’s place in the world of fine wine. We love telling the story of Zinfandel, how it's the only truly original American fine wine and why it’s considered America’s heritage grape. Together, we are getting the word out about the quality, versatility, and heritage of our favorite varietal and having a blast while we are at it!
ZAP is perhaps best known for our off-the-hook wine tasting events, like Zinfandel Experience and Simply Summer Celebration, where we perfectly blend wine tasting, food pairing, and relationship building between winemakers and advocates like you. ZAP is also working on events in each of California’s Zinfandel growing regions to highlight what makes each region unique.
By joining ZAP, you not only have the satisfaction of knowing you are a becoming a champion of America’s legendary winegrape, you'll also enjoy perks like Heritage Vineyard Zinfandel, members-only content, and event discounts throughout the year.
Membership is our most reliable source of income and your membership will help move Zinfandel forward into the future.
Become part of the ZAP family and join now by using the form below.
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What Advocates Are Saying
I joined ZAP because I love Zinfandel and the community of producers that produce it! Deep, dark and dirty – it’s my absolute favorite wine. I’m just a California girl who wants to keep abreast of what’s happening with the authentic California grape.
Laura – Portola Valley, CA
I am proud to be a ZAP member for 16 years.
Tom – Wickede, Germany
It’s so awesome when you can sit down with world-renowned winemakers and discuss a Zinfandel flight like you were old friends — and with old friends!
Steven – San Francisco, CA
I’m a huge Zinfandel fan and love supporting ZAP. It makes me feel really good that I’m helping preserve an important part of our American culture.
Jameson – New York, NY
The best part is you get to meet the winemakers and talk to them about the wine. ZAP is fantastic and I highly encourage everyone to join.
Sharon – Berkeley, CA
We really enjoyed ZAP’s virtual wine tasting. Our friends were with us and they also enjoyed the winemaker’s presentation and his wonderful wines.
Scott – Fallbrook, CA
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.
Join ZAP as an Associate member!
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.
Benefits of membership:
- Networking opportunity at ZAP's bi-annual General Member Meetings - social mixer followed by buffet luncheon and meeting
- Business profile built out on ZAP's webpage for Associate Members.
- Complimentary admission for two to the ZinEX
- Discounts on tickets for all ZAP events
Become an Associate member! Yearly membership is $250. Contact Glenda at the ZAP office (530) 274-4900
We are champions of Zinfandel and our member wineries. It is through the support of our members and working as a community that we can continue to advance Zinfandel as America’s grape.
Over the past two decades, we have introduced the wine to tens of thousands of wine consumers and members of the trade, and establish its placement in the market as a world-class varietal.
Key Membership Benefits
- Actively engaged enthusiastic and knowledgeable consumers
- Re-enforce brand exposure and awareness
- Weekly e-newsletters sent to database of 18,000+ unique addresses includes winery features, events and distinctive stories
- Member wineries promoted to media wine, lifestyle, food and travel writers
- Social media presence
- Provide opportunity for direct engagement at ZAP events at ZinEX and throughout the year
- Reaches active Zinfandel buyers
Focus on Zinfandel and Zinfandel Blends
- Quality, Versatility and Heritage
Join ZAP today! Contact Glenda at the ZAP office (530) 274-4900