Scott and I attended the general meeting for ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates & Producers) hosted at V. Sattui in Napa Valley yesterday. It's a terrific organization and really works hard at promoting Zinfandel. Scott was one of the founding members 16 years ago. Today we make five Zinfandels (Vineyard 1869, Scott Harvey Amador Old Vine, Scott Harvey Amador Mountain Selection, Jana Napa Old Vine, and InZinerator) so it's a variety that's very important to us.
After a delicious lunch, the meeting portion began. A scholarship fund at Sonoma State is being set up in honor of Don Reison, formerly of Ridge Vineyards. In addition, they announced a raffle fundraiser for an amazing trip to Hawaii–roundtrip airfare for 4 and a 7 night stay at the Marriott Wialea. Raffle tickets are only $20 apiece for this wonderful opportunity. Contact us if you're interested.
Featured speakers were the following bloggers: Andy Gamitian who created Flights Wine Blog, Christian Oggenfuss of www.vintuba.com, a wine centered video and podcasting blog, Thea Dwelle, Luscious Lushes blog, Ray Johnson author of The Good Life and Enjoying Wine, and Russ Beebe, Winehiker Witiculture. The Twitter and social media specialist was Lisa Adams Walter of Adams Walter Communications. Most of the speakers were early pioneers of blogging and it's been beneficial to their careers. I'm glad Scott was there because now that harvest is over, I hope you will see many more posts from him. He has a lot of knowledge to share.