Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pier 27, 27 San Francisco Pier 33 - Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

Grand Tasting

The weekend’s main event is the Grand Tasting, where you will meet the winemakers at the most comprehensive showing of Zinfandels and blends in the world and experience a selection of sumptuous culinary samples from restaurants and winery chefs. Your tasting journey will take you on an expedition of growing regions, winemaking styles, and latest releases. Be prepared for new activities and surprises.

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11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
For all day ticket holders, the doors open with wineries welcoming you to private reserve, barrel samples and wines with limited availability. You’ll sample special epicurean bites from estate chefs, and enjoy relaxed conversations with celebrity winemakers about their wine and Zinfandel’s food pairing virtues.

ZAP Members $150 Early Bird through September 30 is $130

Public $180



1:00 – 5:00 PM (for ZAP members)

2:00 – 5:00 PM (public)

The afternoon tasting highlights over 500 different wines poured by 120 of the best Zinfandel producers. Throughout the tasting, you can meet many of the great winemakers—legends who have helped make Zinfandel into California’s cult grape and the rising stars carrying Zinfandel into the future.

ZAP Members $70 Early Bird through September 30 is $60

Public $80

Grand Tasting Food!  Sharing the spotlight at the Grand Tasting are culinary creations from highly acclaimed estate chefs and restaurants. Included with admission, you will delight in these sophisticated samples paired with the wines. Other selections will inspire you to explore the hundreds of Zinfandels being served to see which one compliments the food best.  Complimentary with ticket purchase.

Heritage Club Lounge at the Grand Tasting is offered exclusively as a ZAP Heritage Club member benefit. The Lounge will be open from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Served tastings of highly-allocated Zinfandels are featured as you relax and take in the view, while enjoying nibbles and treats, and talk with winemakers who will drop by throughout the day. Add a Heritage Club membership to your ticket order, or contact the ZAP office for assistance.

Complimentary for ZAP Heritage Club+ members

Meet the Maker Roundtables  1:00 – 4:00 PM   This is speed dating for wine lovers. These short sessions provide guests and the winemaker an opportunity to get to know each other in a fun and informal setting. With only a handful of people seated around the table, the winemaker shares their wine and tells stories about how it was made. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and discover new ways to enjoy Zinfandel.

Complimentary with ticket purchase. Onsite registration only

Participating Wineries
Accademia dei Racemi Alexander Valley Vineyards Amador Cellars Angry Bunch Wines Armida Winery Artezin Ballentine Vineyards Beekeeper Cellars Bella Grace Vineyards Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves Beran Wines Carol Shelton Wines Cedarville Vineyard Chase Cellars Chronic Cellars Cline Cellars D-cubed Cellars Dashe Cellars David Clinton Wines Dry Creek Vineyard Easton Winery Edmeades Winery Elyse Winery Fields Family Wines Francis Ford Coppola Winery Fritz Winery Gamba Vineyards and Winery Goldschmidt Vineyards Grey Wolf Vineyards and Cellars Grgich Hills Estate Hartford Family Winery Hendry Wines Hook & Ladder Winery Howell Mountain Vineyards J Dusi Wines J. Rickards Winery & Vineyards Kokomo Winery Ledson Winery & Vineyards Limerick Lane Cellars m2 Wines Mazzocco Winery McNab Ridge Winery Michael-David Winery Mike and Molly Hendry Miraflores Winery Miro Cellars Murphy-Goode Oak Farm Vineyards Oak Ridge Winery Opolo Vineyards Peachy Canyon Winery Pedroncelli Winery Peterson Winery Pezzi King Vineyards Proulx Wines Quivira Vineyards R&B Cellars Ravenswood Ridge Vineyards Robert Biale Vineyards Rock Wall Wine Company Rodney Strong Vineyards Rombauer Vineyards Saddleback Cellars Sbragia Family Vineyards Scotto Cellars Seghesio Family Vineyards Selby Winery Simoncini Vineyards St. Amant Winery St. Anne's Crossing Winery St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Steele Wines Talty Vineyards & Winery Terra d'Oro Wines Three Wine Company Tom Mackey Cellars Tonti Family Wines Trentadue Turley Wine Cellars T-Vine Winery V. Sattui Winery Vino Noceto Wilson Artisan Wineries Zialena Winery Zin-Phomaniac
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