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 expeditionRead More →

Lodi Native Zinfandel

Mention Zinfandel to wine drinkers and you’re bound to get a wide array of reactions from “it’s too big, bold, a fruit bomb, and alcoholic” to “it’s a complex grape that is as diverse as its terroir.” In the past decade, Zinfandel has had an identity crisis. Some vintners choseRead More →

Zinfandel has become known as “America’s Grape Varietal” through its popularity in California, and around the United States. Recently researchers have found it appears to have originated in Croatia, where it is known as Crljenak Kastelanski, and southern Italy, where it is known as Primitivo. The Zinfandel grape tends toRead More →