It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Zinfandel Experience! Attracting Zin lovers from around the world, Zinfandel Experience is celebrating its 24th anniversary with three days of wine tasting events with zins from all over California, as well as unique corners of the world!
A classically American wine, Zinfandel is one of the oldest grapes grown in California. From the old school Italian field blends of the Central Valley to the bold expressions of Dry Creek, there is a zin for everyone!
January 29-31st the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers association presents 4 days of spectacular events showcasing zinfandel.
- Bella Vineyards and Presideo Social Club
- Ravenswood with Central Market
- Saddleback Cellars with Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Presentaion of 3 Historic Regions, moderated by Joel Peterson, featuring Contra Costa County, Amador County, and Dry Creek Valley
Winemakers Reception, Dinner & Auction – Zin State of Mind – A Benefit with Taste, Friday January 30th
Go glamorous! Mad Men, the popular TV show, is our inspiration for this year’s dinner and auction. The stylish, sleek, and jazzy atmosphere will captivate you as the city lights of San Francisco dazzle. Our reception will feature winemakers ‘pouring it big’ with magnums and reserve offerings. You’ll experience an intimate dinner hosted by celebrities of the wine world and a customized menu that boasts the best in farm-to-table cuisine. The live and silent auctions will feature one-of-a-kind lots, rare bottles, winery experiences and so much more, with proceeds benefiting ZAP’s programming, education and Heritage Projects. It will be an evening full of personality—fashionable, yet slightly provocative—what else—a Zin state of mind!
The Tasting – Saturday, January 31st
The centerpiece of the 2015 Zinfandel Experience is The Tasting, where wine lovers engage in personal conversations with winemakers while exploring the flavors of Zinfandel blends, single vineyards and old vine Zinfandels or discover the distinctive dialects of Zinfandel growing regions. Experience Zinfandel from the perspective of sommeliers, with all due respect to terroir, at the complimentary Sommelier & Winemaker Terroir Workshops located at the Golden Gate Club.
Reserve and Barrel Tasting with VIP and All Day Ticket Purchase
Winemakers and principals will pour samples at their tables during this exclusive tasting for VIPs and all-day ticket holders. From 11am to 1pm, you will enjoy a “sneak peek” tasting of upcoming vintages and special Zinfandels that have earned the title of “Reserve.” This walk-around experience offers an special foray into the wineries most prized Zinfandel treasures.
Tickets are available HERE and be sure to get them early! Events sell out!