Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Zinfandel Experience is coming to San Francisco

The Zinfandel Advocates & Producers invite you to the Zinfandel Experience, an exciting celebration of America’s Heritage Wine.  This is the 24th anniversary of this celebration is from January 29-31 and is set at both the historic Presidio overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the iconic Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.   The Zinfandel Experience brings together the top winemakers and wine enthusiasts to celebrate America’s grape.

Thursday, January 29 6-9 p.m.
The Experience starts the Epicuria Food & Zin Pairings on Thursday, January 29 6-8 p.m. at the Golden Gate Club on the Presidio.  This venue provides you a spectacular view of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.  You can sample sophisticated and whimsical culinary creations from master chefs perfectly paired with over 30 top Zinfandels.  Price is $105 for ZAP members and $135 for non-members.

Friday, January 30 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Flights! Forums of Flavor will be at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.  Flights! features a professional tasting seminar focusing on highly allocated, limited production Zins.  You can learn more about the range, depth and character of the wines.  ZAP is also partnering with the Historic Vineyard Society to present wines from exceptional old vine Zins.  Price is $80 for ZAP members and $95 for non-members.

Friday, January 30 5:30-10:00 p.m.
The popular Winemakers Reception, Dinner and Auction takes place at the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday evening with the Winemakers Reception from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and the Dinner and Auction from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.  Mad Men, the popular TV show, is the inspiration for the 2015 Zinfandel Experience Dinner and Auction.  The reception features winemakers pouring it big with magnums and reserve offerings.  Then enjoy an intimate dinner hosted by celebrities of the wine world and customized menu that boasts the best in farm-to-table cuisine.  The live and silent auctions will feature one-of-a-kind lots, rare bottles, winery experiences and more.  The price for the reception only is $95 for ZAP members and $110 for non-members.  For the combo ticket for the reception, dinner and auction is for members only and the price is $295.

Saturday, January 31 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The exciting Tastings event takes place at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio.  The Reserve and Barrel Tasting takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and is open to All-Day ticket holders and VIPs.  At this special tasting 100 winemakers and principals will pour samples at their tables providing a “sneak peek” of upcoming vintages and special Zinfandels that have earned the title of “Reserve”.  At the Public Tasting from 1:00 p.m. (for ZAP members) or 2:00 p.m. (for non-members) winemakers and owners till personally share their passion for this fruit and you get to explore the flavors of Zinfandel blends, single vineyards and old vine Zins.  You will also experience the differences between the various regions where the Zinfandel grape is grown.

Gourmet food trucks add to the experience with hearty fare and opportunities to socialize with members of the Zinfandel community.  All-Day tickets for the tasting are $150 for ZAP members and $170 for non-members.  These tickets include two complimentary gourmet food truck coupons.  Public Tasting tickets are $70 for ZAP members and $80 for non-members.

Check out the Zinfandel Experience website for information on lodging deals and directions.

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