Big Apple Zinfandel Experience
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Wednesday June 7, 2017

7pm to 10pm
Union Square Ballroom
27 Union Square West, NYC

features the FINEST WINES of ANY of our annual events. WHY?

  • California wineries produce some of the best wines in the world. Period. The Zinfandel Experience brings together 22 major California wine brands and their winemakers in one place.
  • Seghesio Family Vineyards, Hendry Wines, Alexander Valley Vineyards are exhibitors. (see full list below)
  • Big time wineries that made California famous. Guests will engage in personal conversations with the winemakers in attendance while exploring the flavors of Zinfandel blends, single vineyards and old vine Zinfandels.
  • Scores of different wines will be poured. Do not miss this event!
  • Tickets are on sale now. $69 for General Admission. $109 for Early Access.

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NOTE: When you think of California wine country, you may think of Mendocino for sparkling wine, Napa for Cabernet or Paso Robles for Rhone-style wine. But, think again!!! Our renowned panel of Zinfandel specialists will show you that these regions have been known for Zinfandel from the very beginning of California winemaking and produce some of the most terroir-driven, nuanced and balanced wines California wine country has to offer.

Don’t miss this awe-inspiring display of award-winning wineries from the Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Central Coast, Lodi, Central Valley, Mendocino and Lake, Sierra Foothills and Southern California. This is a once-a-year opportunity in NYC.

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  1. Dashe Cellars
  2. Robert Biale Vineyards
  3. Hendry Wines
  4. Day Zinfandel
  5. Seghesio Family Vineyards
  6. Carol Shelton Wines
  7. Quivira Vineyards
  8. Michael-David Winery
  9. Sbragia Family Vineyards
  10. Alexander Valley Vineyards
  11. Pedroncelli Winery
  12. Artezin Wines
  13. Cline Family Cellars
  14. Oak Ridge Winery
  15. Goldschmidt Vineyard
  16. Opolo Vineyards
  17. McNab Ridge Winery
  18. Angry Bunch Wines
  19. Wonderment Wines
  20. Mengler Family Wines
  21. Gnarly Head
  22. Beran Wines


FOOD: Artisanal cheese will be available for nibbling, courtesy of the world-class Beechers Handmade Cheese. Bread from the acclaimed Pain D’Avignon Bakery. Flavor and purity go hand in hand at Beecher’s. Customers watching the time-tested craft of cheesemaking can see firsthand that Beecher’s cheeses are made with care and a commitment to purity. All products are free of bovine growth hormones, hydrogenated oils, nitrates and polysorbate. The Beecher’s credo says it best: “Beecher’s Handmade Cheese makes foods only with ingredients we trust, are proud of, and would eat ourselves. It’s just authentic and original food, full of flavor.”  

Additional light food sampling will be provided by Salsa di Parma and Ends Meat.

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Randle G. Johnson, Artezin Wines

Randle G. Johnson, Artezin Wines

With Artezin, Randle Johnson handcrafts wines with pure varietal character and focuses on heirloom varieties, being sensitive to their inherent uniqueness and to the terroir in which they grow. Artezin currently produces Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan, Charbono and Mourvedre – an interesting and diverse portfolio.

Carol Shelton, Carol Shelton Wines

Carol Shelton has won Winemaker of the Year five times, has countless gold medals for her wines and was named one of eight Pioneer Women Winemakers of Sonoma County in 2005. She continues to win awards and accolades – her 2011 Wild Thing Zinfandel was included in the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2014. With many harvests under her belt and her passion for winemaking still strong, Carol Shelton has become an iconic woman winemaker. For Carol, the best is yet to come.

Stepahanie Cook, Wonderment Wines

Born and raised in Leesville, South Carolina, Stephanie began traveling the world as a fashion model, living and working in London, Milan and Istanbul. In 2011, she bought her own grapes and made her first Pinot Noir and two Zinfandels. In 2012, she continued honing her skills at Spottswoode, a family wine estate in St. Helena. And, fell ever more in love with winemaking. In 2013, she was the senior intern at Anomaly Vineyards working with acclaimed winemaker Mark Porembski. In spring of 2014 Stephanie decided to go down under to New Zealand, specifically to Marlborough and spend 8 weeks in the role of Vintage Winemaker for Spy Valley Wines. During the 2014 Napa/Sonoma harvest Stephanie worked harvest at Staglin Family Vineyard with winemaker Frederik Johansson. The rest, as they say, is history – or, as we like to say, a balancing act.




Zinafandel Advocates & Producers, or ZAP, comprises hundreds of producer members and thousands of advocates, and Zinfandel is now recognized and respected internationally as a world-class red wine that tells an inspiring American story. Its historic association with the Wild West, the Gold Rush, and rugged individualists taming unexplored territory, reminds us of a nation coming of age despite the odds.

Just as Zinfandel differentiates itself with approachable yet unmistakable flavors that provide a discerning sensation for the palate, ZAP and its members create a dynamic community in pursuit of a bright and distinctive future for America’s heritage wine.

*Venue note:  the Union Square Ballroom is ADA accessible.

New York Wine Events hosts elegant wine tasting events at first class venues in New York City and Northern New Jersey. The company’s goal is to provide a wine tasting experience that allows guests to sample as many diverse wines as possible while enjoying great music and the company of other wine lovers.

Its annual events include the NYC Winter Wine Festival at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square, the NYC Spring and Autumn Wine Festivals at NYY Steak in Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival, the North Fork Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival, and the New Jersey Harvest, Winter, and Spring Festivals.