Zinfandel Stories: Series Overview
Zinfandel Stories video series showcases the unique qualities of Zinfandel found in California's nine distinct growing regions. Join us on the journey and immerse yourself in stories told by celebrated Zinfandel growers and producers.
Zinfandel Stories: Lodi
Situated near the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, Lodi is home to about 40 percent of California’s Zinfandel Acreage. Lodi Zinfandel has deep roots. For many here, it’s the family business.
Zinfandel Stories: Sierra Foothills
Some of the oldest Zinfandel vines are growing in the Sierra Foothills. Zinfandel from this AVA is typically a very complex, aromatic wine, with a good acid balance that will search out those different characters in the food that it's served with.
Zinfandel Stories: Inland Valleys
California’s sunny Central Valley is one of the country’s most productive agricultural regions, with Zinfandel as an important part of the bounty. Local colleges like UC Davis and Fresno State are raising a new crop of winemakers.
Zinfandel Stories: Napa Valley
Napa Valley has an abundance of soil types and superior growing conditions that result in the production of internationally acclaimed Zinfandel. With only 2% of the total winegrapes harvested in the region, enjoying a bottle of Napa Valley Zinfandel
Zinfandel Stories: Sonoma County
There are many diverse wine growing regions in Sonoma County. Each has a unique climate and geography that directly correlates to the wine in your glass. From warm, sunny days to cooler, fog covered valley floors, the variations in the geography and
Zinfandel Clips: California Zinfandel
Each Zinfandel growing region has its own distinct combination and of course, each winemaker thinks their region makes the best Zinfandel!
Zinfandel Stories: Central Coast
California’s Central Coast, known for its rugged beauty, is also home to several world-class wine regions. For Zinfandel, no other AVA compares to that of Paso Robles. Planted by Italian immigrants in the 1920s, Zinfandel has had plenty of time to
Zinfandel Clips: Exploring the World of Zin
Zinfandel blends to the single vineyard designated Zinfandels, the varietal has a lot to offer to the curious wine enthusiast.
Zinfandel Clips: Sonoma County Fog Dogs
Learn how original Sonoma County settlers chose vineyard locations.
Zinfandel Clips: Dormancy to Harvest
A quick and interesting timeline of the lifecycle of Zinfandel.
Zinfandel Clips: California s Icon Wine
Bob Swain of Parducci Wine Cellars discusses California's Icon Wine - ZInfandel.
Zinfandel Stories: Mendocino
From highlighting the growing conditions in Mendocino, to describing the particular flavors of Mendocino Zinfandel, to breathtaking shots of the picturesque landscape and featuring the CORO Mendocino group that producing wines of distinction, take ti
Zinfandel Clips: What Zinfandel do you pair with chocolate?
Shauna Rosenblum has some strong feelings when it comes to Zinfandel and chocolate pairing.
Zinfandel Clips: Lodi Rules
In 2005, Lodi winemakers have launched the first vineyard certification sustainable program in the world. The results? Amazing Zinfandel from spectacular vineyards.
Zinfandel Clips: Non-interventionist
Steve Miliare has discovered that sometimes the best way to make great wine is to do nothing at all.
Zinfandel Clips: Conservation Easement
Larry Turley has placed some of his vineyards into conservation easements to preserve California's winemaking heritage and save America's Heritage Grape- Zinfandel.
Zinfandel Clips: Zinfandel Passion
Dr. Jerry Seps, legendary Zinfandel winemaker shares his passion about the varietal.
Zinfandel Clips: Vintage to Vintage Variation
Wine is not beer and that's a good thing. Each vintage is a reflection of place in which the grapes were grown and the winemaker's approach to the harvest they have to work with.
Zinfandel Clips: Beyond Barbecue
Jake Bilbro knows his Zinfandel and is not afraid to say that "Zinfandel can be much better than just barbeque."
Zinfandel Clips: The Wine Merchant Difference
Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores explains the important relationship between Zinfandel producers and retailers.
Zinfandel Clips: Single Vineyard Designates
Learn what makes single vineyard designated wine so special.
Zinfandel Clips: Veronica s American Dream
For Veronica, the American dream is more than an aspirational ethos. She is living it every day. She's carrying the family story forward with her own determination and vision.
Zinfandel Clips: Native Fermentation
According to winemaker Rene Calderon, if there was a bumper sticker for native fermentation, it would read "Yeast to Table."
Zinfandel Clips: Late Harvest Zin
Late Harvest Zinfandel is definitely different than Port. It's something you just have to try.