6 Victorious Vegetarian Bites & Zinfandel Wine Pairings
The 24th annual Zinfandel Experience brought Zinfandel wine lovers from around the world to the Bay Area. In celebration of the largest single varietal tasting of its kind. Wine enthusiasts from all walks of life mixed and mingled with winemakers and master chefs as they embarked on an epic epicurean adventure.
They wined and dined in style at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco tasting culinary creations paired with over 30 top Zinfandel wines. While Zinfandel wine is usually partial to pork pairings, I decided to give our veggie friendly friends a taste of the good life. Here are my top picks for food and wine pairings that left even the most carnivorous of carnivores lining for more.
6 Victorious Vegetarian Dishes & Zinfandel Wine Pairings
(In no particular order)
Alexander Valley Vineyards paired with Flavor Bistro
Winery Info: In 1975 the Wetzel family built a small winery and produced Alexander Valley Vineyard’s first wine. AVV quickly established a reputation for estate grown wines with distinctive varietal character. Today the Alexander Valley is a prominent appellation known worldwide as the source of elegant, age worthy wines.
Terra d’Oro Wines paired with Taste
Winery Info: Today it is our privilege and pleasure to make world class wines in the Amador foothills. Terra d’Oro wines were first released in 1973 under the Montevina label, the first Amador County winery to produce wine since Prohibition ended. We quickly earned a reputation for crafting robust, full flavored red wines, Zinfandel in particular.
Barefoot Cellars paired with Sonoma Cake Creations
Winery Info: In 1965 most people were tinkering with cars in their garage. Davis Bynum was tinkering with wine. Really great wine. He spent a few years perfecting his concoction in that room usually reserved for lawnmowers. Who knew a garage-style wine could compete toe-to-toe with the big boys? Barefoot Cellars was created in 1986. Yeah, we’re all about making wine more fun. But giving back is really what’s at our heart and sole.
m2 Wines paired with San Francisco Cheesecake Company
Winery info: Intelligent. accessible. slightly outspoken.
m2 creates small-lot, artisanal wines that truly express the character of the vineyards and the nuance of the fruit. Complex, balanced, and well-structure, m2 Wines are cellar-worthy, but can be enjoyed right now. Discover what happens when old-world craftsmanship meets modern winemaking…at m2 Wines.
XYZin Wines paired with Chef Tyler Stone
Winery Info: XYZin – the Last Word in Zinfandel. We carefully select grapes from some of California’s best-known vineyards to produce our small-lot Zinfandel wine with exceptional character. Zinfandel has many expressions and we showcase the best each vine has to offer by exploring the relationship between vine age and wine style
Three Wine Company paired with Canneti Roadhouse Italiana
Winery Info: The philosophy behind “three” is: the dirt, the micro-climate, and sustainable wine-growing (from vineyard to bottle) which form the cornerstone of “three”. Founded by Matt and Erin Cline, Three Wine produces award-winning Zinfandel and is located in the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg (15 minutes south of downtown Sacramento.