It’s that time of year again ZAP is back! The annual Zinfandel Festival brings thousands of wine lovers to San Francisco for the largest single varietal tasting in the world. ZAP’s 2013 Zinfandel Festival hosts four extraordinary events designed to entertain, educate and delight Zinfandel enthusiasts.
Epicuria Food & Zin Pairings
Thursday, January 31
Embark on a gourmet adventure as you explore the versatile flavors of Zinfandel at ZAP’s informal dine-around event. You have the opportunity to sample sophisticated and whimsical culinary creations from master chefs, perfectly paired with 50 top Zinfandel wines. Savor tantalizing delicacies from the ZinKitchen celebrity chefs while learning their professional techniques. Immerse yourself in the Zinfandel culture as you mingle with winemakers and culinary experts who feed your epicuriosity!
Friday, February 1
Designed for the enthusiast with a passion for the legendary, this exclusive seminar-style tasting ignites your imagination for the varietal as you delve into the history, culture and science behind the many flavors of Zinfandel. Flights offers unique insight into the Zinfandel varietal and allows you to experience the true character of the wines through the eyes of experts as you revel in a sensory experience like no other.
Friday, February 1
The fabulous forties reign as you venture to the exotic at our Casablanca-themed VIP benefit. Here’s looking at….our premier winemaker hosts as they share the intrigue and romance behind their craft at this elegant reception and dinner, while pouring their specially chosen private selections of Zinfandel. Journey back through time as you learn about the origins of America’s Heritage Wine and the modern-day practices that make Zinfandel so legendary. A live and silent auction features rare and one-of-a-kind lifestyle lots, with proceeds benefitting ZAP programming, education and Heritage Vineyard Projects.
Saturday, February 2
Enjoy the thrill of creating your own Zinfari at ZAP’s Grand Tasting! Make the quest for your personal Zinfandel flavor destination as you journey through the varietal’s unique growing regions to experience the diversity of America’s Heritage Grape. This expedition takes you through the world’s largest Zinfandel tasting where you can enjoy hundreds of barrel samples, new releases and premier Zinfandel wines. The return of the ZinKitchen will be a highlight.
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Epicuria Food & Zin Pairings & Grand Tasting
South Market – 635 8th Street (at Brannan) San Francisco, CA
February 1 Flights and Winemakers Dinner
The Fairmont Hotel
Nob Hill – 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
Images provided courtesy of ZAP by Wayde Carroll