ZAP Changes Venue for Grand Tasting – We Have Two Tickets to Give Away

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.


  1. Hendry Zinfandel Block 28

  2. 2008 Estate Grown Grgich Hills Zinfandel :)

  3. Karen Canellos says:

    Grgich, yum.

  4. A. Rafanelli

  5. Brown Estate “Chaos Theory Red Wine”

  6. Steven Scherer says:

    Seghesio Sonoma Zin! Any year will do!

  7. Maria Ahlstrom says:

    Grgich Hills Estate!

  8. Okay. So far you are the only entrant.

  9. 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 :)

  10. Kuleto Estate

  11. Forrest Wagg says:


  12. Storybook Mountain Eastern Exposures Zinfandel

  13. Victoria Marraccini says:


  14. LeAnne Strong says:

    Chateau Montelena

  15. Thanks and you are in the running.

  16. Good choice! Thanks for entering.

  17. I have not seen this wine. Good luck to you on the contest.

  18. Thanks for entering and good luck to you.


  19. A very nice choice. I have tried this wine. Good luck on the contest.

  20. My favorite wine tour is Hendry. We have done his full tour three times. Great guy!

  21. My choice for excellence is “Sterling.”

  22. OK, Sterling it is. Good luck in the contest.


  23. Problem is that Rafanelli is in Sonoma in the Dry Creek Valley.


  24. Grgich Hills and Kuleto Estate!

  25. Donna Eulette says:

    Rutherford Hill “Zinfandel Port”
    I hope that qualifies!

  26. Grgich Hills Miljenko’s Old Vines Zin

  27. Good luck to you and nice choice.

  28. Oh yes, it very much qualifies. Good luck.

  29. Both great wines!

  30. Congratulations to our two winners. Out of a hat, we picked Elena Garcia and Kris Hall. Thanks to all of you for entering.

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