Havana Nights
Participating Winery Hosts
The Auction
Date
Friday, Jan 31, 2020
Friday, Jan 31, 2020
Hours
5:30 - 10:30PM
Location
The Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Picture this: It’s a sultry night in Havana—the mistress of pleasure—circa 1956.  Desi is banging on the bongos as paradise beckons.  You’ll venture into the exotic and can dress to impress in Panama hats for the gents and alluring colorful, tropical attire for the ladies. To begin, sway to the beat of rhumba tunes from our talented trio as winemakers ‘pour it big’ with magnums and reserve offerings, while you mix and mingle under opulent chandeliers at the elegant reception. Take a spin and “wager” for your chance to capture coveted super-silent auction packages! Then, you’ll take your seat with your winemaker host and indulge in an extravagant dinner with a menu exquisitely tailored to the selection of Zinfandels.  The Live Auction begins at dessert service, featuring one-of-a-kind prizes, unique wine bottles, travel packages, and more, created exclusively for ZAP. Live the Havana highlife of delights at our biggest and most glamorous benefit of the year to support ZAP’s educational programming!

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Robert Biale Vineyards

Robert Biale & Dave Pramuk - FoundersRobert Biale Vineyards Website

Once & Future Wine

Joel Peterson - Owner/WinemakerOnce & Future Wine Website

Peachy Canyon Winery

Josh & Jake Beckett - Owners/WinemakersPeachy Canyon Winery Website

Ridge Vineyards

Mark Vernon - CEORidge Vineyards Website

Zinfandel. Our grape. Our wine.

The live auction is the biggest and most glamorous benefit of the year to support ZAP! Taking inspira­tion from our host hotel, The Palace, we’re elevating your experience with our Havana Nights themed Winemakers Auction & Dinner. It’s a decadent evening of indulgence with a nod to a sultry night in Havana—the mistress of pleasure—circa 1956.  Desi is banging on the bongos as paradise beckons. You’ll venture into the exotic and can dress to impress in Panama hats for the gents and alluring colorful, tropical attire for the ladies.To surprise and delight you, the finest group of champions for Zinfandel imaginable are pouring their hearts out. ZAP is keeping the legacy and history of Zinfandel alive and bringing enjoyment to the world of wine, thanks to the commitment of our generous members, sponsors, contributors and bidders.

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.

We envision a world where Zinfandel is the most celebrated American wine. When you participate in ZAP’s auctions, you partner with us in protecting and advancing the importance of Zinfandel.

Check back soon for a list of fabulous auction packages!

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