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National Zinfandel Day Technical Workshop

November 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm PST


More so than any other variety, Zinfandel holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the Lodi winegrowing community. Join Lodi growers and vintners on National Zinfandel Day for an educational dive into all things Zinfandel at Oak Farm Vineyards. Attendees will taste through 16 unique Zinfandels while hearing the farming and winemaking stories behind the wines with panels of leading growers and vintners. Tasting seminars will be followed by a delicious Tri Tip lunch served with Lodi Zinfandel (lunch is included in the ticket price). 


8:30AM – Registration & Networking (Coffee & Pastries will be provided)

9:00AM – Introduction

Topic: The State of Zinfandel

Speaker: Rebecca Robinson, Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP)

9:15AM – Panel 1: Growers’ Perspectives

In the first panel, four growers will share how they are carving out an identity for their Lodi-appellated Zinfandel vineyards. Listen to our farmers discuss how they craft a sense of place for single vineyard Zinfandels and share insights in how they “brand” their vineyards with their winery partners. Attendees will enjoy tastings of wines made from each growers’ Zinfandel vineyards while learning the stories behind the grapes.

Moderator: Stuart Spencer, Executive Director, Lodi Winegrape Commission

Markus Bokisch, Bokisch Ranches | Neyers & Tizona Suess Zinfandels

Bruce Fry, Mohr-Fry Ranches | St. Amant Marian’s & St. Amant Mohr-Fry Zinfandels

Jeff Perlegos, Stampede Vineyard | Lodi Native & Maitre-de-Chai Stampede Zinfandels

Keith Watts, Keith Watts Vineyards | McCay TruLux & Baron Herzog Zinfandels

10:45 – Panel 2: Winemakers’ Perspectives

During the second panel, four winemakers will share their most recent experiences sourcing Lodi Zinfandel grapes from multiple vineyards and talk about how they work with their partner growers to produce exceptional wines.  During the panel, attendees will enjoy Zinfandel wines that show off the diverse terroirs and sensory qualities of what the Lodi AVA has to offer.

Moderator: Stuart Spencer, Executive Director, Lodi Winegrape Commission

Derek DeVries, Michael David Winery | Earthquake & Freakshow Zinfandels

Chad Joseph, Oak Farm Vineyards and Harney Lane Winery | Oak Farm Hohenreider & Harney Lane Scottsdale

Mike McCay, McCay Cellars | Lot 13 & Bonnotto Zinfandels

Tegan Passalacqua, Turley Wine Cellars | wines to be determined

12:00 Lunch

Join our growers and winemakers as we continue celebrating National Zinfandel Day with a Tri Tip lunch paired with – of course – Lodi Zinfandel (lunch is included in the ticket price).

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Oak Farm Vineyards
23627 DeVries Rd
Lodi, CA 95242 United States
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Lodi Winegrape Commission
Zinfandel Advocate & Producers
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