Grille-O-Rama Zinfandel Tasting in Alameda August 11th


The deck and dome at Rock Wall Wine Company. Photo by Rocco Ceselin, from Facebook.

Celebrate summer in California with some of our region’s signature delicacies: grilled food and zinfandel. On Saturday August 11th, the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) will be hosting their Second Annual Grille-O-Rama at Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda. Attendees will be able to sample 30 different zinfandels from all over the state, in order to get a true sense of how different the grape tastes in different regions. Participating wineries will hail from nine different wine-producing regions of California, including the Bay Area, Lodi, Napa, Paso Robles, the Sierra Foothills, and Sonoma.

At the grill will be chefs Sophina Uong of Pican, John Ledbetter of Bocanova, Tyler Stone, and Dawn Wofford of Sonoma Smokehouse. They’ll be competing for the title of “Grillmaster” (although I’d rather be a Zinmaster, wouldn’t you?), but really, you’ll be the winner as you sample all their flame-cooked munchies. It all kicks off at 2pm and goes until 5pm. Tickets to the event are $60, $50 for ZAP members. Rock Wall Wine Company, 2301 Monarch St. Suite 300 at Ave. F, Alameda.