On the Trail of Zin – With a Woman’s Touch.

The role of women in wine has revolutionized how the wine world produces, appreciates, and consumes wine. Nowhere in wine is this positive trend more evident than in California Zinfandel where women winemakers, growers, business people, media, and culinary pros have moved to the forefront alongside their male cohorts to create a more diverse, and expanding wine industry.

One Fine Weekend Along Lodi’s Zinfandel Trail

Zinfandel, the “quintessentially California wine,” according to Stuart Spencer, director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission, flourishes in vineyards across the state, spanning Sonoma County in the north, Paso Robles in the south, and the Sierra Foothills in the east. But perhaps no region is so closely associated with the grape yet so little known to […]

Following California’s Zinfandel Trail

Janell Dusi grew up on one of the oldest vineyards in Central California, in a room where the gnarled vines touched her window. As a fourth-generation farmer of zinfandel grapes, Dusi worked the loam-filled soil on the ranch started by her Italian-immigrant great-grandfather in 1925 to raise grapes that burst with flavors of spice and […]