Winemakers Auction and Dinner
Participating Wineries
The Grape Gatsby Gala Reception
Dinner Menu
The Auction
Friday, Jan 18, 2019
Friday, Jan 18, 2019
5:30pm - 10:00pm
San Francisco, CA


This enchanting evening kicks off with a silent auction showcase of rare bottles and winery experiences to win, as your winemaker hosts pour from big bottles and cellar selections to taste. Then, sit down with your host for a magnificently tailored dinner menu and get ready to raise your paddle during the live auction for amazing prizes, created exclusively for ZAP.

It’s the biggest and most glamorous benefit of the year to support ZAP’s educational programming!


The Palace Hotel



Title Sponsor

Taking inspiration from our new host hotel, The Palace, we’re elevating your experience with our Grape Gatsby Gala themed Winemakers Auction & Dinner. Dress to impress in swanky flapper attire for the ladies and men donning your fedoras, bow ties and spats! It’s a decadent evening of indulgence with a nod to the glitter and glam of the jazz age.

Your evening will begin with arrival at the beautiful Ralston Room where you will be handed a glass of Heritage Sparkling Wine.  You’ll get right in the mood listening to the swanky tunes of the Lolo Gervais Trio.  As at past events, winemakers will be on hand to “pour it big”  while you mingle, dance and peruse the amazing silent auction.  New this year will be a very special caviar tasting!

Dinner Menu*


Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Caviar courtesy of Tsar Nicoulai Caviar

First Course

Mushroom Ravioli with Browned Butter Sauce


Pistachio Crusted Sonoma Rack of Lamb with Zinfandel Reduction served with Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Herbed Mushrooms, Heirloom Carrots and Broccolini


Valrohna Chocolate Mousse with a Salted Caramel Swirl, Gold Leaf


Be sure to get in on the auction action!

ZAP’s auction is distinguished by the authenticity that comes from our winemakers and winery owners, who enthusiastically create unforgettable encounters, sharing their passion, stories, wine and occasionally even their homes. And, these packages, created especially for ZAP, exude history, heritage and a celebration of Zinfandel’s finest.

Your participation at our auctions supports the programming so vital to ZAP’s mission to advance knowledge and appreciation for American Zinfandel and its unique place in our culture and history. These programs include Zinfandel preservation, research, education and advocacy—all offered to benefit ZAP members, wine industry and general public.


Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) is a membership based organization that advances knowledge and appreciation for Amer­ican Zinfandel and its unique place in our culture and history. For 27 years, ZAP has connected hundreds of winery producers and thousands of advocates achieving worldwide recognition of Zinfandel as America’s heritage grape.

ZAP is a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal lD#94-3151462

Click Here to download the 2019 Auction Catalog!

Unable to attend the Winemakers Auction & Dinner, but would like to bid on items?

Give the ZAP office a call at 530.274.4900

Our auctioneer, DawnMarie Kotsonis will serve as your personal bidder!

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