The Zinfandel Experience

Find Your Flavor with the legends and emerging celebrities of Zinfandel. ZinEX is a three-day wine and food extravaganza attracting wine lovers from around the world and is one of the only festivals dedicated to a single grape variety. Experience the classic character of Zinfandel at four extraordinary events featuring a diverse selection of wines and styles. The weekend includes an Opening Night Dining event, Flights tasting seminar, Winemakers Auction & Dinner, and the Grand Tasting. ZinEX 2023 features access to winemakers and principals at three impressive venues, showcasing the talents of winemakers, chefs, and artisanal food purveyors. VIP packages include Heritage Club membership, access to the Heritage Club Lounge at Grand Tasting, hotel accommodations, tickets to each of these events and so much more.

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.