In February 2016 we celebrated all things Zinfandel by pouring our award winning Zinfandel wines at the 25th Z.A.P. Festival (ZinEx), in San Francisco, CA. Hundreds of winemakers were on site to showcase their best Zinfandels to thousands of Zinfandel junkies. While Zinfandel is "California's Grape", and grows well from north to south and everywhere in between, some of the best and most unique Zinfandels hail from our little county tucked away in the Sierra Foothills; Amador County.
Barbara Keck, wine writer and author, shared with us her photo from the 2016 ZinEx Festival. Barbara writes, "Zinfandel was the star at ZAP's Zinfest Grand Tasting in San Francisco on Feb 27, but a clear subtext was the presence of so many Sierra Foothills wineries. Twelve (12) wineries constituted 10 percent of the Zin producers... and Cork Dork Radio's host was happy to hear about the burgeoning wine scene in the Sierra Foothills."
(Left to Right: Chris Leamy from Terra d'Oro/Montevina, Joe Shebl from Renwood Winery, Barbara Keck, author of "Wineries of the Sierra Foothills" and blog writer, Adam Montiel, Cork Dork Radio co-host, Jana Harvey from Scott Harvey Wines, Jeremy West, Cork Dork Radio co-host, and Kevin Riley of Proulx Wine in Paso Robles.)