Countdown to ZinEX – Three Amazing Zinfandels in One Tasting

Countdown to ZinEX – Three Amazing Zinfandels in One Tasting

Meet and Greet California Winemaking Royalty.

Type Virtual Tasting
Virtual platform
Tags ridge vineyards / rodney strong vineyards / rombauer vineyards / wine tasting / zinfandel
  • Zoom session 21 Dec, 7:00 - 8:00 pm


Join us as we kick off the countdown of ZinEX next year in a tasting with the "3 R's" of Zinfandel: Ridge Vineyards, Rodney Strong Vineyards and Rombauer Vineyards. Guests will include Shauna Rosenblum, winemaker at Ridge Vineyards, Justin Seidenfeld, Sr. VP of Winemaking & Winegrowing at Rodney Strong Vineyards and Luke Clayton, winemaker at Rombauer Vineyards. Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) is a membership-based organization that advances knowledge and appreciation for American Zinfandel and its unique place in our culture and history. Winemakers and principals of the Zinfandel world come together at ZAP’s one and only Grand Tasting on January 28, 2023 in San Francisco. It’s the most comprehensive showing of Zinfandels and blends, featuring over 80 wineries from throughout the California wine regions. This all-day in-person expedition will showcase rock-star personalities pouring reserve bottles, limited-production wines and barrel samples at their tables during the first portion of the day. Tasting in the afternoon highlights hundreds of different Zinfandels from varied growing regions, offering the chance to explore the many dimensions of Zinfandel.

Zinfandel Experience

  • ZinEX returns to One Market Pavilion and Restaurant on January 28, 2023. This all-day in-person Zinfandel expedition will showcase over 80 participating wineries.
  • Throughout the tasting, you’ll meet many accomplished winemakers—legends who have helped make Zinfandel into California’s cult grape and the rising stars carrying Zinfandel into the future.
  • A tantalizing day awaits, filled with delightful surprises and amusements. Purchase tickets HERE.

About Ridge Vineyards

  • Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Ridge champions single-vineyard winemaking, searching California for those rare and exceptional vineyards where climate, soil, and variety are ideally matched.
  • Ridge has two locations, Monte Bello and Lytton Springs where award-winning Zinfandels are produced.
  • Ridge is committed to sustainability and organic farming and is the largest grower of organically certified grapes in Sonoma County and the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation.
  • Winemaker Shauna Rosenblum will be joining us on the broadcast.

About Rodney Strong Vineyards

  • The history of Rodney Strong Vineyards has roots that stretch back more than 100 years; a tale of families in pursuit of an abiding passion: wine.
  • What started with Rod’s vision over 60 years segued to a passionate winemaking team that creates critically acclaimed wines vintage after vintage with an eye towards the future.
  • For over 30 years, RSWE has flourished under the leadership of the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers. The Klein family is committed to protecting and preserving the environment in both the vineyards and at the winery through sustainable farming and winemaking.
  • Justin Seidenfeld, Sr. VP of Winemaking & Winegrowing will be joining us during the broadcast.

About Rombauer Vineyards

  • Founded in 1980, by Koerner and Joan Rombauer, Rombauer Vineyards has been producing acclaimed wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and the Sierra Foothills ever since. Their winery is known for its high-quality wines, exceptional vineyard sites, and family-style hospitality.
  • Four decades later–and still family-owned–the winery has become widely acclaimed for its distinctive, fruit-driven expressions.
  • Winemaker Luke Clayton will be joining us during the broadcast.