Zinfandel Grape Expectations

Did you know that Zinfandel is considered California’s heritage grape? Zinfandel has been planted in virtually all the grape growing areas of California. How about that the robust red can pair with Sushi? The non-profit organization ZAP, formed 26 years ago with one mission in mind: showing wine lovers that Zin is always IN!

Here in the Bay Area Zinfandel is grown in varied regions including: Napa Valley and Sonoma to the north, the Livermore Valley and Contra Costa County to the east, and the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley to the south. At a media lunch with about 20 Zinfandel wine producers, I discovered that Zinfandel grows particularly well in Oakley, a city in Contra Costa County.

ICYMI here is Monique Soltani Facebook Live interview with ZAP Zinfandel Advocates and Producers, Executive Director, Rebecca Robinson, Robert Biale Vineyards, winemaker Tres Goetting, and Rombauer Vineyards, winemaker Richie Allen.

Everything You Need to Know about Zinfandel



*The video was recorded live on Thursday February 23, 2017. The ZinEX tickets were given out that day. 

ZAP’s Mission

The Association of Zinfandel Advocates & Producers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. ZAP is dedicated to advancing public knowledge of and appreciation for American Zinfandel and its unique place in our culture and history. Winegrowers, winemakers and wine enthusiasts combine to form the membership. The common focus is the preservation and recognition of Zinfandel as America’s grape.

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