10:00am – 12:00pm
Sommeliers and Winemakers Live for Zinfandel Live—Zinfinite Possibilities!
Acclaimed Sommeliers and Winemakers are paired to present their highly allocated wines at ZAP’s preeminent seated seminar-style tasting, moderated by none other than the “Godfather of Zin,” Joel Peterson! During this guided exploration, you’ll delve into the history and science behind the flavors of Zinfandel and food that goes with Zin flavors. Flights offers unique insight into Zinfandel and allows you to experience the true character of the wines through the eyes of the experts.
What do Sommeliers bring to the table?
Sommeliers are specialists in wine, food pairings, experiences, logistics and interpersonal communication. The best gain the trust of clients and boost wine appreciation. The creativity of a sommelier can make a real difference at a restaurant or wine establishment. Each sommelier panelist at this year’s Flights will showcase their wine selection. And, you’ll have a chance to compare their skills against a winemaker presenting the wine. At the end of the day, it’s a win-win because you’ll be tasting these acclaimed wines for yourself!
Participating Sommeliers and Wineries
Ian Blackburn, Learn About Wine – Paired with Ryan Schmaltz, Winemaker at Bella Vineyards
Matt Montrose, OMVino – Paired with Clay Mauritson, Owner of Mauritson Wines
Tonya Pitts, One Market Restaurant – Paired with Doug Nalle, Co-owner at Nalle Winery
Cara Patricia, DECANTsf – Paired with Hugh Chappelle, Winemaker at Quivira Vineyards
Chris Sawyer, Sawyersomm.com – Paired with Jeff Stewart, Winemaker at Hartford Family Winery
Sarah Trubnick, The Barrel Room – Paired with Trester Goetting, Ridge Vineyards