ROUGH AND READY, Calif., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) will present its esteemed annual ZinEX tasting event on a virtual platform on Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31 from 1pm-4pm PST/4pm-7pm EST. Now in its third decade, the iconic event will be a "social zinstancing experience" featuring more than three dozen outstanding California wineries. Registration is open now for this year's event which is offered free to the general public (ages 21 & older).
As businesses move forward in the new normal, ZAP is making it easy to navigate and attend ZinEX in the virtual world, bringing wine to the doorsteps of wine lovers everywhere. ZinEX 2021 will offer guests up-close-and-personal time with acclaimed winemakers and explorations, right from the comfort of home. The event promises something for every taste with Zinfandels from the Dry Creek, Russian River, Alexander and Sonoma Valleys, to finely balanced Lodi Zinfandels, luscious Zinfandels from Napa Valley, legendary vineyards in Paso Robles, to exploring the old vines of Contra Costa and Blends.
Each day will include five different Meet the Maker Sessions featuring winemakers or winery principals talking about their Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards. The ten moderated sessions presented over the two days will explore makers located in Paso Robles, Northern Sonoma, Dry Creek Valley, Napa, Sonoma County, Contra Costa County, as well spotlight Women Owners, Estate Wineries, and Italy, plus include a comparison of the California wine regions.
Not only will attendees of the virtual event be able to watch the Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards panel discussions via live stream on the Main Stage, they can ask questions via real-time chat, and click over to the Expo area to visit Virtual Booths to speak directly with key winery personnel. Participating wineries will offer special promotions before, during, and after the event with wine details and shop links displayed in each winery's virtual booth. Guests can purchase the wine in advance to taste along or go shopping post-event.
"ZAP has a passion for building lasting relationships between wine enthusiasts and winemakers. That's why we're bringing two days of Meet the Maker sessions to the ZinEX Social Zinstancing Tasting. It's kind of like speed dating for wine lovers!" notes Rebecca Robinson, Executive Director of Zinfandel Advocates & Producers. "It's important to us to stage our legacy event in a virtual setting, with each day bringing a new line-up of sessions. Longtime Zin fans will appreciate the intimate panel discussions with the makers they've followed through the years, as well as meet notable newcomers, while a new audience will be able to discover the exceptional wineries and their offerings."
Participating wineries include: Alexander Valley Vineyards, Armida Winery, BACA Wines, Bear Flag, Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves, Berryessa Gap Vineyards, Calafia Wines, Chronic Cellars, Dry Creek Vineyard, Elyse Wines, Felline (Italy), Grgich Hills Estate, Hartford Family Winery, Hendry Wines, J Dusi Wines, Lapis Luna, Leonard Wine Company, Martinelli Winery, Mauritson Wines, McCay Cellars, Mike & Molly Hendry, Once & Future, Peachy Canyon Winery, Pedroncelli Winery, Quiviria Vineyards & Winery, Ridge Vineyards, Robert Biale Vineyards, Rock Wall Wine Company, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Seghesio Family Vineyards, Selby Winery, St. Francis Winery & Vineyard, Storrs Winery, Three Wine Company, Trentadue Winery, Tres Sabores, and Wilson Winery.
ZinEX sponsors include: TricorBraun WinePak (Premier Sponsor), Allied Grape Growers, American AgCredit, Exchange Bank, DBM, LLP, Food & Wine Trails, Global Package, Hinman & Carmichael, and World Cooperage.
Advance registration is recommended to receive the latest ZinEX updates and offers. Registration will also be open on both days for late registrants. Post-event, the virtual booths will be available to view, message the makers and shop, and the event video will be posted on NewYorkWineEvents.com and on New York Wine Events' social media channels for additional viewing.
For complete ZinEX details, session schedules, and to register for free to experience an array of top Zinfandel makers, visit ZinfandelExperience.com.
Zinfandel Advocates & Producers is a 501(c)(3) nonproﬁt association which organizes seminars, educational programs, and tastings at wineries and other settings across the United States to explain the uniqueness of the Zinfandel grape. Founded in 1991, ZAP envisions a world where Zinfandel is the most celebrated American wine, and that the Zinfandel grape is unique in the nature and quality of its fruit, drinkable and enjoyable as a young wine, but also possessing the ability to age gracefully and well. ZAP has remained focused on educating the public about Zinfandel grown in America and bringing together increasing numbers of Zinfandel advocates. ZAP has hundreds of "Producer" members, wineries and growers of Zinfandel, and thousands of "Advocates," consumers from across the country who are not in the wine business. Learn more at Zinfandel.org.
Rebecca Robinson, Zinfandel Advocates & Producers, +1 (530) 274-4900, [email protected]
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