In the Vineyard In 19th century America, land was abundant and while phylloxera was destroying other European varietals, Zinfandel was surviving. This gave Zinfandel growers a rare opportunity to try planting in numerous and varied sites, ultimately identifying the sites and regions where the Zinfandel grape would flourish. Essentially Zinfandel is unique in vinifera varieties […]
The Many Styles of Zinfandel
So Many Choices Zinfandel is one grape, but not one wine. It is a red grape whose juice is clear. The winemaker decides how long to let the juice remain in contact with the stems, seeds, and skins, which causes clear juice to assume the red color. Layer on the ripeness of the grape, a […]
Why America’s Wine?
The American Dream…Wine Zinfandel has charted a course all its own, from meager beginnings to America’s darling. Approachable and unpretentious, Zinfandel’s personality reflects where it’s grown, the winemaker’s style, and the moment…bold and celebratory, independent and familiar, versatile and individual. All other significant wine varieties have their reference points in Europe (think Pinot Noir in […]