In the growing areas of Sonoma and Napa, there are valleys and hillsides of vineyards devoted to the growing of zinfandel grapes. Some with more than a century in age, their gnarled shapes creates an expectation of great wines yet to be tasted.
I had the chance to visit San Francisco this past January to attend a portion of the ZAP Fest ( Zinfandel Association Producers) and taste a good representation of what this grape has to offer, from Sonoma to Lodi.
Highlights were visits to the Dry Creek AVA in Healdsburg, CA as well as the cuisine that blew my socks off.
I’ll feature some of my best tasting moments, with a little tour information, geared toward perhaps your future trip to this quaint charming town and the delicious wines that surround it.