A Safe and Healthy tour of Dry Creek

November 9, 2020 | By leah

  It’s a clear, beautiful morning and my boyfriend and I are headed North on the 101, towards Dry Creek Valley. For the first time in weeks we can see a crisp blue sky, and this is something we know to be thankful for: just a few weeks prior, this area was closed and under […]

Hidden Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards in Central and Southern California

October 27, 2020 | By leah

California’s heritage grape has many suitable homes, and regions in northern California get most of the attention. AVA’s like Dry Creek Valley, Mendocino Ridge, Amador County and Napa Valley all produce stellar examples of Zinfandel across a range of styles and get lots of the accolades, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t great Zin […]

Legendary Video Series – Zin Star

October 19, 2020 | By leah

Lodi Wine recently launched “Save the Old” to help farmers who care about their old vines. They state: “Old vines produce some of the very best wine. And, nowhere is there more historic vines than in Lodi. That is, until someone decides to pull them up. Or someone decides to save them.” They go on […]

Legendary Vineyards Video Series: Lizzy James

October 13, 2020 | By leah

In Eastern Lodi, deep roots and generational mixing have created a legend like none other. Lizzy James Vineyard is iconic. In our latest Legendary Vineyards video learn how Kyle Lerner lets the fruit from this amazing vineyard take the spotlight in their single vineyard Zinfandel. Stay tuned as we release more clips that feature individual […]

Legendary Video Series: R.W. Moore

September 14, 2020 | By leah

In Coombsville, Napa County lies a rare survivor of the area’s cabernet craze.   Legendary RW Moore.  Planted in 1905, these head trained vines capture the heat from the volcanic soil and develop flavor in a unique way. Find out why its “everything you think of when you think of Old Vine Zin in California.” […]

Legendary Vineyards Video Series: Maple

August 4, 2020 | By leah

The history of wine grape growing in Dry Creek Valley dates back over 140 years and includes more than 9,000 vineyard acres. The region is best known for its celebrated Zinfandel with family farms dominating the tight-knit agricultural community. Explore a Dry Creek Valley treasure in our latest Legendary Vineyard video, featuring the Maple Vineyard. […]

Legendary Vineyards Video Series – Bedrock

May 18, 2020 | By leah

Defining a “legend” can be a difficult feat, but there is one thing for sure: legends are timeless—their contributions will long outlive them and they are immortalized for greatness. Legends create a long-lasting effect and we honor them.   Without further ado, we are pleased to present the next in our “Growing a Legend” video […]

Growing a Legend

March 22, 2020 | By leah

ZAP has spent much of the last year visiting and filming many of California’s Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards. The vineyards featured in these videos each have a distinct story to tell.  Each of these vineyards is still growing exceptional grapes because of factors that include location, soil type, grape mix and access to good winemaking. But, by […]

Excellent Zinfandel Begins with Legendary Vineyards

September 16, 2019 | By leah

We are excited to launch our new Legendary Vineyards blog series! These fascinating stories are made possible through the help of our CDFA Specialty Crop grant to support the recognition and preservation of these cherished vineyards grown throughout California. Our first author, contributor for the The Daily Meal and Snooth, Gabe Sasso has a long, […]

Zinfandel Stories: Central Valley New Video!

December 15, 2018 | By leah

Creating the Next Generation of Zinfandel Growers California has been blessed with universities that specialize in creating the next generation of great winemakers and vineyardists. Fresno, located in the Central Valley, is home to Fresno State University’s Department of Viticulture & Enology, where each year, over 150 viticulture and enology students take advantage of the […]

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