Thank You to all our participating Wineries, Chefs and Host Winery for a Successful Event!

Grille O’Rama
Rock Wall Wine Company
Saturday, August 11

We brought the growing regions to you!
Discover the distinct flavors of Zinfandel from up and down California including the Bay Area, Lodi, Napa, Paso Robles, Sierra Foothills, and Sonoma.

Post-Event Press Release click here.
Event Recap by Randy Caparoso click here
Event Recap by Mike on Wines ZAP Tasting & BBQ a Hit
GEV Gastronomique en Vogue O'Rama article posted by Food Patrol Second Annual Grille-O-Rama
Event Recap posted by Active Boomer Travel 2nd Annual Grill-O-Rama
Event Recap posted by Wine Country Insider Judges Pick: Pican's Pork Tacos
Event Photos Courtesy of Haydn Adams click here.
Thank You to our respected Wine Professionals that served as Judges
Sara Schneider - Sunset Magazine’s Wine Editor
Sara Schneider is Sunset magazine’s first wine editor, reponsible for tasting panels, food-and-wine pairing in the test kitchen, wine-related food and travel coverage, Sunset’s International Wine Competition, and the magazine’s wine club.
Luke Sykora - Wine & Spirits Magazine's Associate Editor
Based in San Francisco, Luke Sykora is an associate editor at Wine & Spirits Magazine. His primary focus is wines from the United States, and he runs the magazine's blind tasting panels for all domestic wines.

Lynne Char Bennett - San Francisco Chronicle
Lynne Char Bennett is a staff writer and the test kitchen director for the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food & Wine department, which has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards for best food section among largest circulation — most recently in 2011 for best food coverage in the nation in a general interest publication. Bennett has also won an individual James Beard Foundation Award.

She writes the “Pairings” column, for which she creates recipes with wine recommendations, and contributes as well to The Chronicle’s coverage of restaurants, chefs, wine and spirits and overall San Francisco Bay area culinary scene.

Charles Olken - Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine
Charles Olken is the Publisher/Editor of Connoisseurs’ Guide To California Wine, which he founded in 1974 to focus specifically on California, since at the time no one was serving the needs of California wine consumers and collectors like himself. Mr. Olken is also co-author of the CONNOISSEURS' HANDBOOK of CALIFORNIA WINES, a wine columnist in newspapers in California and a frequent judge at international wine competitions.
Randy Caparoso - Sommelier Journal
Randy Caparoso is an award winning wine journalist who lives in Lodi, California. He is the Bottom Line Editor of Sommelier Journal, and currently blogs and does social media work for Lodi Winegrape Commission’s lodiwine.com. He also pens wine columns for San Joaquin Magazine and Lodi News-Sentinel, and in the past has bylined a biweekly wine column for his hometown newspaper (The Honolulu Advertiser, 1981 to 2002).
Frank Thorsberg - KTVU television producer and wine blogger
Frank Thorsberg has written the "Wine Country Insider" blog for KTVU-TV since 2009. He has lived in the SF Bay area for nearly 30 years, working in journalism, public relations, marketing and sales. He is a lifelong wine collector, with a penchant for zinfandel. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Frank competed in regional barbecue contests and also covered the world-famous Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
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Participating Wineries

Bay Area
R&B Cellars
Rock Wall Wine Company
Three Wine Company

Brazin Cellars
Cycles Gladiator Winery
Haraszthy Family Cellars
Ironstone Vineyards
Jessie's Grove Winery
Klinker Brick Winery
Macchia Wines
Masked Rider Winery

Napa Valley
Green & Red Vineyards
Hendry Wines
Mike & Molly Wine Company

Paso Robles
Castoro Cellars
Four Vines

Sierra Foothills
Nevada County
Chacewater Wine
Calaveras County
Chatom Vineyards
Milliaire Winery
El Dorado County
Lava Cap Winery
Mellowood Vineyards
Amador County
Renwood Winery
Scott Harvey Wines

Carol Shelton Wines
Dashe Cellars
DeLoach Vineyards
Dutcher Crossing Winery
JC Cellars
Mauritson Family Winery
Red Truck Wines
Starry Night Winery

as of July 20
Event Program (including list of wines poured) click here.
To explore the Zinfandel growing regions click here
Participating Restaurants
Competition for
“Best Grill Master”

John Ledbetter - Executive Chef

Chef Tyler Stone

Dawn Wofford

Sophina Uong, Executive Chef

As of July 11 - More to come

Featured Sponsor
Featured Winery
Pedroncelli Winery
Featured Associate
Monvera Glass Décor

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