The Grand Tasting
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Heritage Lounge
Participating Wineries
Grand Tasting Food
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
11am - 5pm
San Francisco, CA

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.

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.

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Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
San Francisco, CA


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

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

Public $80

Heritage 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 with ticket purchase

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Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
San Francisco, CA

ZinEX brings winemakers and enthusiasts together to showcase Zinfandel’s classic character and diversity for any occasion, whether it’s with burgers, fine dining, or simply sipping with friends. The weekend’s main event is Saturday’s Grand Tasting where attendees meet winemakers during the most comprehensive showing of Zinfandels and Zinfandel blends in the world. Experience face-to-face tastings with celebrated winemakers from over 110 wineries. The spacious open floor plan and panoramic views of the bay create a perfect backdrop for getting to know Zinfandel.


Participating Wineries
Accademia dei Racemi Alexander Valley Vineyards Amador Cellars Angry Bunch Wines Armida Winery Artezin BACA Zinfandel Ballentine Vineyards Bear Flag Winery Bedrock Wine Company Beekeeper Cellars Bella Grace Vineyards Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves Berryessa Gap Vineyards Buena Vista Winery Cedarville Vineyard Chase Cellars Chateau Montelena Winery Chronic Cellars Cline Cellars Dashe Cellars David Clinton Wines Day Zinfandel D-cubed Cellars Deaver Vineyards DeLoach Vineyards Dry Creek Vineyard Easton Winery Edmeades Winery Erostasia Wines Gamba Vineyards and Winery Glunz Family Winery & Cellars Goldschmidt Vineyards Green and Red Vineyards Grgich Hills Estate Harney Lane Winery Hartford Family Winery Harvest Moon Estate and Winery Hendry Wines Hook & Ladder Winery Howell Mountain Vineyards J Dusi Wines Kreck Kokomo Winery Kunde Family Winery Lapis Luna Wines Leonard Wine Company Limerick Lane Cellars Macchia Maitre di Chai Martinelli Winery Mauritson Wines Mazzocco Winery McCay Cellars McNab Ridge Winery Mettler Family Vineyards Michael-David Winery Mike and Molly Hendry Miraflores Winery Miro Cellars Oak Farm Vineyards Oak Ridge Winery Opolo Vineyards Peachy Canyon Winery Pedroncelli Winery Peterson Winery Pezzi King Winery Proulx Wines Quivira Vineyards R&B Cellars Ravenswood Winery Renwood Winery Ridge Vineyards Robert Biale Vineyards Rock Wall Wine Company Rodney Strong Vineyards Rombauer Vineyards Saddleback Cellars Sbragia Family Vineyards Scott Harvey Wines Scotto Cellars Seawolf Wines Seghesio Family Vineyards Shannon Ridge Simoncini Vineyards St. Amant Winery St. Anne's Crossing Winery St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Steele Wines Talty Vineyards & Winery Terra d'Oro Wines 3 Badge Enology Three Wine Company Tres Sabores Turley Wine Cellars T-Vine Winery V. Sattui Winery Wilson Artisan Wineries Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Zialena Winery ZO Wines
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