As summer winds down, or maybe just gets skipped over, the foggy nights and cool morning remind me of why I love Zinfandel so much. Zinfandel is a wine that has as many flavors and styles as there are ways to make BBQ sauce. Zinfandel is also the perfect summer party, and BBQ wine.
With that in mind, ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates & Producers) is hosting a showcase of Zinfandel at Ridge Lytton Springs, on Saturday, August 16th. Here, over 40 producers will be pairing their Zinfandels with delicious foods from Pizza Politana! Included with your ticket, you get all of your tastings and half a pizza. My only problem is they all sound so good – Wild Mushroom, Smoked Mozzarella, Thyme & Truffle Oil; Black Mission Fig, Zoe’s Bacon, Gorgonzola & Creamy Leeks; Housemade Red Wine Sausage (not spicy), County Line Farm Mustard Greens, Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella. How do I choose? I suspect the bacon will have it.
Participating wineries include some personal favorite of D-Cubed, Elyse Winery, Fields Family Winery, Kokomo Winery, and Ridge – as well as many more!
Tickets are $60 per person ($45 for ZAP members) and include tasting and 1/2 a pizza w/salad. Additional food is available for purchase as well as several other sampling opportunities.
Hope to see you there!
Tickets to this event were provided, however all yumtacular (thanks James!) opinions of said pizza, and sips of wine, are my own.