Zinfandel-VotM
Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month: Zinfandel

  You can’t come to Sonoma and not taste Zinfandel. Well, you could but why would you? Especially since the area is one of the premier Zinfandel growing regions where the grape has been grown since the 1800’s. Zinfandel is a medium-bodied dry red wine with a range of dark fruit flavors that include raspberry, […]

Marcy Gordon / Jul 20, 2023
Varietal of the Month Zinfandel: Varietal of the Month

Zinfandel is know as the All American grape and has been grown in California since the 1800’s. Yet the grapes true roots are in Croatia where it’s known as Tribidrag. In Italy Zinfandel is called Primitivo. Although the majority of California producers label their wine as Zinfandel, you may see a few Tribidrag’s and Primitiov’s […]

Marcy Gordon / Mar 18, 2022
Zinfandel bottles lined-up against a toy fire truck
Varietal of the Month Zinfandel: Varietal of the Month

It’s getting hot in here! So let’s open up all the Zin’s! Although Zinfandel originated in Croatia where it’s known as Tribidrag—the grape is embraced as All-American and has been grown and cultivated in California since the 1800’s. This medium-bodied dry red wine has a range of flavors that include raspberry, blueberry, red and black […]

Marcy Gordon / Jul 2, 2020
sign with flames that reads Zinfandel BBQ
Pairings Summer Pairs with Zinfandel and BBQ

Nothing says summer better than an evening on the patio with friends, grilling up some BBQ ribs, brisket, or chicken and sipping a glass or two of Zinfandel. Options Where You Don’t Do the Cooking The Zinfandel and BBQ combo is so popular along the Wine Road that you’ll find wineries hosting Zin festivities to […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jun 27, 2017
Zinfandel grape clusters on the vine shortly before harvest
Event Blending a Great Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Want to learn how to blend a great Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel? As part of the ongoing 40th anniversary celebrations, the Wine Road is again partnering with an American Viticultural Area (AVA) group to offer another appellation specific tasting, only this tasting comes with an added bonus—a chance to create your own Zin. Dry Creek […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jul 26, 2016