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: Bay Area
From Zinfandel Experience plentiful wine bars, restaurants, and new urban wineries, to the exceptional Zinfandel grown to the east and south of San Francisco, the Bay Area’s influence on the varietal is rooted in the past and catapulting it into th
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: Southern California and Other Regions
The wine scene in Southern California is exploding right now, with some of the greatest wine bars in LA creating trend-setting experiences with Zinfandel and food pairing. Southern California also has a significant history of growing exceptional Zin
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.
Zinfandel Clips: Coro Mendocino
Coro Mendocino started in the late 90's by winemakers who were looking to improve recognition of Mendocino's fine Zinfandel wine.
A Conversation with Alice Waters, Joel Peterson, Rebecca Robinson
In Conversation with Alice Waters wine tasting and discussion took place in Grass Valley, CA on September 8, 2017. ZAP hosted the tasting with Joel Peterson – Ravenswood, Randle Johnson – ArteZin Winery, and Bill Easton – Easton Wines. Appeti
Zinfandel Clips: San Francisco s Historic Italian North Beach Neighborhood
Bill Trabucco's grandfather "Bib Nono" purchased Zinfandel from Napa and made wine in his apartment's basement using traditional home winemaking techniques. The winery is a living testament to the importance of Zinfandel in the culture and history o
Zinfandel Clips: Tanin 101
Find out where the bitterness comes from and how it effects the wine your drink.
Zinfandel Clips: The Legend of the Black Chicken
Robert Biale tells his family's story of Black Chicken Zinfandel. Both funny and charming, the legend gives a glimpse into an earlier time.
Zinfandel Clips: Why join a wine club?
Get insider tips to finding rare and handcrafted Zinfandel. And be sure to visit Zinfandel.org to find Zinfandel-only wine club options.
Zinfandel Clips: A love affair with Zinfandel
Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores Winery shares why she believes Zinfandel is a wine for all seasons and a wine for all seasonings.
Zinfandel Clips: Renowned chef Alice Waters on Zinfandel
ZAP and Chez Panisse Chef Alice Waters recently joined forces for a Zinfandel tasting in Grass Valley, California. Alice was asked to talk a little about Zinfandel and this is what she had to say.
Zinfandel Clips: When did you fall in love with Zin
Hear how Genoa Riley's "ah ha" moment turned her into a lifelong Zinfandel fan.
Zinfandel Clips: Tradition of Old Vine
Fresno State Assistant WInemaker Nasa Ordaz grew up with Zinfandel and now he is making adding to the tradition of America's Heritage Grape.
Zinfandel Clips - Don t Like Zin?
Janel Dusi loves the different winemaking styles form all of the unique Zinfandel growing regions. She's sure there are many that will become your favorites.
Zinfandel Clips: Advice for a new Zin drinker
Do you want to explore the world of wine? Hear some sage advice from Allison Caruso of Turley Wine Cellars.
Zinfandel Clips: What is head training?
Jonathan Lachs knows a lot about how to grow Zinfandel in the traditional way. He also makes fantastic wine in his El Dorado County winery.
Zinfandel Clips: Gad Zukes!!
From seafood, meat, and poultry dishes, to desserts and Carol Shelton's vegetarian classics like Gad Zukes, Carol knows how to cook and perfectly pair wine. Some of Carol's recipes can be found in the Resources section of Zinfandel.org.
Zinfandel Clips: Zinfandel In Blends
Bill Easton shares his thoughts on using Zinfandel in red wine blends.
Zinfandel Clips: New Wine Drinkers
Kent Rosenblum suggests trying a soft, rich, spicy Zinfandel with your food to taste the food-friendly qualities of the varietal.
Zinfandel Clips: Pairing vegetarian food with Zinfandel
Winemakers Carol Shelton and Joel Peterson talk about many great vegetarian options to pair with Zinfandel.
Zinfandel Clips: Zinfandel s Versatility
Winemaker Doug Beckett is so excited about the different tastes and qualities of Zinfandel. After hearing him, you will want to see if you can identify the flavors he mentions.
Zinfandel Clips: What Do You Love About Winemaking?
Jay Heminway's Green & Red Vineyard makes such outstanding ZInfandel that it's the house wine at Chez Panisse. Here is what he loves about winemaking.
Zinfandel Clips: Wine Walkthrough with Scott Harvey
New to Zinfandel? Get inspired about the varietal with this short video.
Zinfandel Experience 2019
The Grand Tasting at Zinfandel Experience is where you will meet the winemakers at the most comprehensive showing of Zinfandels and blends in the world and experience a selection of sumptuous culinary samples from restaurants and winery chefs. Your t
Zinfandel Clips: Winemaking Technology
UC Davis winemaker Chik Brenneman has taught some of the celebrated young Zinfandel winemakers of today. Hear him talk about the exciting new technologies being used at the university and beyond.
Zinfandel Clips: What s next for the Heritage Vineyard Project?
ZAP has been working with UC Davis for almost two decades completing research on Zinfandel. There are many opportunities to explore more in the years to come.