The NEW Zinfandel Weekend Classic Experience 2025

Where passion meets flavor at the ultimate wine country experience

You are cordially invited to embark on a weekend wine adventure celebrating the Zinfandel community, at the 2025 ZinEX Weekend Classic, where wine lovers, makers, and artisans unite for an unforgettable journey to scenic Napa.

You’ll experience idyllic vineyards of Napa Valley, alive with the clinking of glasses, the joyous laughter of fellow wine enthusiasts, the tantalizing flavors of gourmet cuisine and the alluring aromas of exceptional Zinfandels wafting through the air. Included in your package is a two-night hotel stay at the Archer in downtown Napa, your luxurious weekend retreat.

From exclusive VIP-only soirées to intimate seminars and a tasting, showcasing rare and reserve Zinfandels, we have created a Heritage Lounge for the entire event—every moment promises to be nothing short of spectacular. And, that’s just the beginning—our Evening with the Winemakers Auction and Dinner promises to be an elegant affair with coveted auction prizes waiting to be won.

Your support as a member of ZAP is the backbone of our mission for Zinfandel education, advocacy, and outreach. Each bid at our auctions and every VIP ticket purchase plays a pivotal role in safeguarding and championing California’s Zinfandel heritage for the future.

We aspire to create profound connections in spectacular venues, offering the pinnacle of wine country experiences. ZinEX Weekend Classic has been meticulously crafted for you to immerse yourself in the legend of California Zinfandel!  Secure your VIP package today before they’re gone!

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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