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Simply Summer Celebration a new Zinfandel tradition

Edgar Solís

This inaugural event is organized by Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP), will feature forty-six top producers of Zinfandel. The event will take place at Ridge Vineyards Lytton West Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, on August 16 from noon to 3:30 p.m. ʺWeʹre excited to announce our showcase regional program this summer following the time‐honored Zinfandel Experience in January," said Rebecca Robinson, executive director, ZAP.

Simply Summer Celebration, ZAP
Courtesy of ZAP

It will be a great opportunity for consumers to experience a fun and casual wine tasting event in a vineyard setting. Enjoy authentic wood‐fired pizza from Pizza Politana, talk to winemakers and commingle with other wine lovers who share your passion for Zinfandel. From 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. delight with live acoustic music from Tim Jackson Duo. Visit various vendors and browse their offerings for purchase. Olive oil sampling from Chacewater winery and olive mill. The facilities include a state-of-the-art Italian 2 Phase Olive Mill! Located in Kelseyville.

Truffle Gateau, is a chocolate appetizer designed to be paired with wine, cheese, olive oil and fruit. Bridge Brands Chocolate, the 72% cocoa blend of these dark chocolate drops perfectly pairs with the delicious aromas and flavors of many Zinfandel wines. Sonoma Cake Creations, cupcakes, mini cakes, cookies, and more. Using fresh local ingredients whenever possible, they pride themselves on creating cakes and custom desserts that are not only pleasing to the eye, but to your taste buds as well.

Tickets for the event are $45 for Zap members and $60 for the general public. Purchase your tickets and check a list of participating wineries at Simply Summer Celebration, ZAP.

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