Friday, Jan 31, 2020
Friday, Jan 31, 2020
10:30am - 1:00pm
The Palace Hotel

Ignite your desire for learning at this seated seminar-style tasting with themed wine flights and acclaimed winemakers presenting, beginning on Friday morning! Our eminent moderator, Joel Peterson, will take you on a revealing ride of exploration, delving into the history and science behind the flavors of Zinfandel. Flights offers unique insight into the Zinfandel varietal and allows you to experience the true character of the wines through the eyes of experts. You’ll finish early in the afternoon, allowing time to prepare for the evening’s festivities.


Moderator Joel Peterson | Founding Winemaker Ravenswood Winery

Joel Peterson has been the Winemaker of Ravenswood since 1976 and is a founding member of ZAP, having served as two-time President. Joel unwittingly embarked on his winemaking apprenticeship at the age of ten when he began tasting with the San Francisco Wine Sampling Club, organized and operated by his father. Joel works with 100+ growers who provide grapes for Ravenswood annually, consulting on all aspects of vineyard management. Joel relates equally well to the poetry and the product that forms the basis of winemaking today. ZAP is fortunate to have had Joel moderate the Flights event since 2010.

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