Get ready for the huge ZAP Grand Tasting on Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 2 pm to 5 pm. This is your chance to taste Zinfandel wines from 400 different wineries and producers. What a bonanza for anyone who likes wine and especially Zinfandel. This is the 21st Annual Grand Tasting and this year the tasting will be at The Concourse in the South of Market area of San Francisco. What happened to Fort Mason and the Herbst Pavilion? In 2012 Fort Mason begins renovations in preparation for the America’s Cup yacht race. The Concourse in the South of Market of San Francisco is classy and modern, and public transportation is much more available. It will be a very exciting location with several nearby restaurants and other attractions.
We have a pair of tickets to give away for the main event, the Grand Tasting, and a pair of tickets to give away for the Epicuria Food & Zin Pairings event on Thursday, January 26 from 6 to 9 pm. We will take submissions on the comment section below. This contest will run through December 31. On January 3 we will announce our winners. First place winner has a choice of either two tickets for the Grand Tasting on Saturday, January 28 ($138 value) or two tickets for the Epicuria Food & Zin Pairings event on Thursday, January 26 ($250 value). Second place winner will receive two tickets to whichever event the first-placed winner doesn’t choose.
How to enter
We are going to make as easy as possible to enter. Just name your favorite Napa Valley Zinfandel wine in the comment section below this post. At the end of the contest, we will drop your name into a hat and have one of our grand daughters pull the two winners for a pair of tickets. No other costs are provided in this contest.
Congratulations to our two winners. Out of a hat, we picked Elena Garcia and Kris Hall. Thanks to all of you for entering.
Grgich Hills Miljenko’s Old Vines Zin
Good luck to you and nice choice.
Donna Eulette says
Rutherford Hill “Zinfandel Port”
I hope that qualifies!
Oh yes, it very much qualifies. Good luck.
Grgich Hills and Kuleto Estate!
Both great wines!
Michael Breze says
My choice for excellence is “Sterling.”
OK, Sterling it is. Good luck in the contest.
LeAnne Strong says
Thanks and you are in the running.
Victoria Marraccini says
Good choice! Thanks for entering.
Kris Hall says
Storybook Mountain Eastern Exposures Zinfandel
I have not seen this wine. Good luck to you on the contest.
Forrest Wagg says
Thanks for entering and good luck to you.
A very nice choice. I have tried this wine. Good luck on the contest.
Brian Severn says
I’ll vote for Hendry, George makes some great Zins, it’s definitely his passion and it shows in his wines (and it’s a terrific winery to visit).
My second place Napa Valley Zin maker goes to a winery you may not have heard of, Maroon Wines 🙂
My favorite wine tour is Hendry. We have done his full tour three times. Great guy!
Maria Ahlstrom says
Grgich Hills Estate!
Okay. So far you are the only entrant.
Steven Scherer says
Seghesio Sonoma Zin! Any year will do!
Tony S. says
Brown Estate “Chaos Theory Red Wine”
Problem is that Rafanelli is in Sonoma in the Dry Creek Valley.
Karen Canellos says
Elena Garcia says
2008 Estate Grown Grgich Hills Zinfandel 🙂
Hendry Zinfandel Block 28