The Zinfandel Experience

Find Your Flavor!
Do you prefer velvety-rich wines from legendary old-vine Zinfandel producers? Elegant smooth styles from newly emerging Zinfandel winemakers, or do you have a long time favorite and want to visit with the winemaker..again?  ZinEX has got you covered!

Join us for a three-day wine and food extravaganza attracting wine lovers from around the world at one of a handful of festivals dedicated to a single-grape varietal. As a VIP you will experience the classic character of Zinfandel at four extraordinary events over the three days.  Kicking off on Thursday with a VIP-only Opening Night Dinner, the next day features two events:  a VIP-only tasting seminar with the winemakers in the afternoon followed by an evening extravaganza Auction and Winemaker Dinner where you mingle and dine with the winemaker. Saturday rounds out the weekend with an all-day ticket to the Grand Tasting, featuring over 100 wines, all represented by the people who make them. VIP attendees of ZinEX 2024 get full access to winemakers and principals at all the events.  The VIP package also includes  access to the VIP Heritage Club Lounge at the Grand Tasting, hotel accommodations, entrance to all of these events and a Heritage Club membership to ZAP.

Why Zinfandel

Sustainably Grown. California is a world leader in sustainable winegrowing with the majority of winegrape acreage and production, including Zinfandel, assessed to California’s Code of Sustainable Winegrowing which establishes best practices in sustainability from ground to glass. An increasing number are also verifying practices with sustainable certifications such as California Certified Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW), Lodi Rules, SIP Certified and Napa Green.


Looking to make new friends? Do you have fun working in a cooperative and dynamic setting?

Do you want to be of service to terrific non-profit organization? We are seeking cheerful, dependable and current members of ZAP to volunteer at this year’s Zinfandel Experience in San Francisco.

Volunteers should be willing to work in a collaborative team environment and may have a variety of tasks. Volunteer opportunities are currently available Thursday thru Saturday.


Zinfandel Experience (ZinEX)is the only three-day event devoted entirely to Zinfandel and takes place in three stunning San Francisco locations.

“This is a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things Zinfandel. For one weekend each year, wine enthusiasts are able to taste hundreds of Zinfandel styles from all of California’s growing regions. There’s simply nothing else like it.”

– Chris Leamy, Past ZAP President


In today’s crowded market, every brand knows their product is the best it can be, but how do you prove it? The goal of ZinEX is to make your brand stand out from the crowd!

Participate at high‐end festival that draws wine, food, and lifestyle consumers with discretionary income.

The events provide exceptional exposure through a variety of media advertising, press coverage, social media outreach, email marketing, web site promotion and on‐site events.

Get valuable direct contact and real time feedback from consumers. Grow brand recognition with desirable new customers while deepening brand loyalty with existing ones. Interact with consumers and media.

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