Wednesday, November, 15th
Zinfandel Day is a worldwide celebration of the Zinfandel grape variety, intended to give Zinfandel lovers around the globe a platform to express their passion for the grape and the wines made from it. We love our Zinfandel here in Amador and invite you to share our passion for Amaerica’s Hertiage grape!
Check out some great Zin Day specials from
Amador Vintners’ member wineries:
Renwood Winery – 3 pack wine specials in the Tasting Room and online (valid Nov 15 only)
Helwig Winery – 2013 A-Frame Zinfandel – 20% off bottles 30% off cases (valid Nov 15 only)
Vino Noceto – Library vintage of Zinfandel open for tasting (Nov 15 only)
Top 5 Ways to Celebrate #ZinDay
1. Share a Bottle of Amador Zin with Your Friends
Invite your friends over for a toast to your best-loved varietal.
Tip: Dazzle your friends by letting them know that Zinfandel wine is often described as fruit-forward with a flavor profile that includes raspberry, blackberry, boysenberry, cherry, as well as black pepper, cloves, anise and herbs.
2.Visit a Tasting Room or Wine Bar
Over 90% of Zinfandel is grown in California and we grow a big chunk of it right here in Amador County! With more than 40 wineries producing Zinfandel and Zin-based blends, you are sure to find at least one style and profile that you will love.
Factoid: Typically, when called White Zinfandel it is made in a sweet style, while if named Zinfandel Rose it is usually dry (not sweet).
3. Explore Zinfandel’s Food Pairing Abilities
When it comes to Zinfandel and food pairing, there are no rules! Zinfandel is made for pure pleasure, so drink what you like. Zinfandel, in all its diversity is just as comfortable at an elegant dinner party as at casual family meals.
Tip: Zinfandel is perfect for pairing with your Thanksgiving turkey because its lower tannin helps moisten even the driest turkey.
4. Visit a Zinfandel Winery
Perhaps there is no better way to deepen your appreciation of Zinfandel than see where it is grown and made, and there is no better place than Amador Wine Country.
Factoid: America’s oldest documented Zinfandel vineyard is right here in Amador County! Known as the Original Grand Pere Vineyard or Vineyard 1869, these giant gnarly vines date back to the Gold Rush!
5. Get Social with #ZinDay
Today is the day to share your love of Zinfandel with the world. Use #ZinDay and #AmadorZin while posting to your favorite social media sites and become part of the global Zinfandel conversation.