If you are looking for something to do this weekend that doesn’t involve 300+ pound men smacking each other around in order to move a ball over a goal line, I strongly recommend ZAP’s Zinfandel Festival.
ZAP, Zinfandel Advocates and Producers, is having it’s annual Zinfandel wine festival. Tickets to all available events can be purchased here.
Zin Fest begins today with a showcase of Zinfandel wines (unfortunately, it’s sold out).
Thursday is the day to go if you want to enjoy food paired with Zinfandel wines. Various restaurants and their chefs will be creating and serving food that is matched with a variety of Zinfandel wines. The Cevapcici served with an Opolo Vineyard Zin or Lamb Chops paired with a Manzanita Zin sounds delicious.
Friday evening’s program, an Evening With The Winemakers, is also sold out.
I will be attending Saturday’s 18th Annual Grand Zinfandel Tasting. At the Grand Tasting, one has access to approximately 250 wineries pouring their latest offerings. The Grand tasting will again be held in the Herbst and Festival buildings at Fort Mason and the wineries are arranged in alphabetical order between the two buildings.
Tip: you might go to the “R” area early because there tends to be longer lines at those wineries.
Enjoy the the depth and breath of Zinfandel wines, take public transportation and be smart about driving after the event.
Click here if you want to see what Gary Vaynerchuck has to say about ZAP.
See you there…. Enjoy!