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2013 Sponsor Press Release click here.

Title Sponsor
St. Francis Foundation
Title Sponsor Epicuria Food & Zin Pairings
Saint Francis Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds that support patient care, development and live-saving programs at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. The Hospital is San Francisco’s leading non-sectarian community medical care center since 1905. They serve over 100,000 outpatients annually and contribute over 4.8 million cost adjusted dollars in charity care to the San Francisco Community in 2008 – they turn no patient away!
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TricorBraun WinePak
Title Sponsor for Winemakers Dinner
TricorBraun WinePak (Caliber WinePak) has been supplying the wine industry with top quality wine bottles since 1982. We provide a wide range of import and domestically made wine bottles. The secret to our success is, we have carefully cultivated relationships with our customers and understand the ways we can be of service.
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Official Coffee
Caffè Umbria
Caffè Umbria is a full-service, coffee roaster based in Seattle, Washington. But the family's roots in roasting go back to the 1940's, when Ornello Bizzarri built his roastery in Perugia, Italy. Equipped with a state-of-the-art roaster and a great passion for blending and roasting, Caffè Umbria captures the true essence of Italian-style espresso and coffee, combined with the convenience and service of a local roaster.
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Official Shipping Company
Billet Transportation
We can handle your wine storage and consolidation needs. Call us to pick up at your winery!
• Wine Consolidation
• Storage
• Barrel Storage and Delivery
• Temperature Controlled Warehouse
• Local and Long Haul Trucking
• Insulated Van & Reefer Trailer
• Friendly Staff
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Official Water
Glaceau SmartWater
SmartWater is inspired by the way mother nature makes water, (you remember the ocean,cloud, raindrop diorama from fifth grade, right?) Actually it's how we got our name too (hydro=water/logic=smart.)
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Official ZAP Glass
Saxco Company
(formerly California Glass Company)

With 70+ years of experience in packaging distribution, California Glass in Oakland, California is the leading provider for glass manufacturers worldwide. They specialize in glass and plastic bottles and jars, stemware, tasting room and pub glasses. As the largest distributor of wine and beer bottles worldwide, they are proud to distribute bottles from the industry leaders.
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Sponsors of Angels' Visits
Dillwood Burkel & Millar, LLP
We are a full service CPA firm providing tax, audit, bookkeeping, financial consulting, and business valuation services. We work closely with our clients as their advisors in matters of tax and financial statements. We provide insight into ways to improve performance and profitability, to take advantage of available tax deductions and credits, and to discuss strategies for business success.
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Hinman & Carmichael LLP
Hinman & Carmichael LLP, established in 1991, practices exclusively in the field of alcoholic beverage law and represents wine, beer and spirits industry members at all levels: producers, importers, wholesalers and retailers. We are the leading U.S. law firm for internet alcohol marketing compliance, both direct and through the three-tier system. We are avid supporters of ZAP and the California wine industry.
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Wine Spectator Magazine
Wine Spectator, illuminates and educates wine lovers and epicureans. It is renowned for in-depth wine tasting reports and Buying Guide, travel and fine dining features, chefs' menus, personality profiles and thought-provoking editorial. Readers include epicureans, connoisseurs and collectors and business leaders. To put it simply, those who enjoy wine and spirits, food, travel and the good life read Wine Spectator.
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Thank you to our Zin'Sation Sponsors!
H&A Financing
H&A Financing & Services is focused on operational management of barrel inventory. We propose a global offer including:
Financial Management: The leasing solution
Inventory Management: Your dynamic online solution
H&A Network: Your experienced resale partner in used barrel inventory sales management
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Lodi WineGrape Commission
Nestled between San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies Lodi Wine Country, a region fast becoming one of California’s true wine stars. Home to over 80 wineries and 100,000 acres of winegrapes, Lodi Wine Country offers a rural atmosphere and relaxed pace for you to enjoy its beautiful vineyards and exquisite wines. Lodi hosts a number of exciting wine events throughout the year.
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Sunridge Nursery
Sunridge Nurseries was founded on the idea of innovation and service. It began as a dream of one man, Glen Stoller, to bring to the market the finest grape stock available in the world. Just as California led the nation in the sophistication of drinking fine wine, Sunridge has led the industry in efforts to improve the quality of grape nursery stock.
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Touring & Tasting Magazine
Established in 1995, Touring & Tasting offers an array of compelling marketing opportunities through its biannual, nationally distributed magazine; wine club services; weekly e-newsletter; print newsletter; and Website, www.TouringandTasting.com.
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Special thank you to …
Adobe Creek Wine & Storage
Wine Storage at Adobe Creek Wine and Storage features optimal conditions, high-level security and very customer and truck friendly with convenience at competitive pricing.
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Amador Vintners Association
Amador Vintners Association and Amador Wine Growers.
The 36 member wineries of the Amador County Vintners Association are primarily small, family-owned operations whose proprietors make and sell their own wines and greet visitors in their tastings rooms
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American AgCredit
Founded in 1916, American AgCredit specializes in providing financial services to agricultural and rural customers throughout California. We offer a broad range of agricultural loan and leasing services from winery, orchard, timber, row crops and dairy financing to country homes loans, equipment leasing and construction financing.
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Barrel Builders
As a premium barrel broker, we offer a full line of wine barrels, including Tonnellerie Marchive French and American, Barrel Builders Hungarian oak barrels and American oak from EBC. For over 35 years, their goal has been to offer the finest quality wine-making products followed by superb customer service. For detailed information, see their website.
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Biscoff Cookies and Spread
Biscoff Spread is a new delicious European spread made from Biscoff Cookies. Try this sweet, creamy spread on toast, in a sandwich with jam or dipped in fruit. Biscoff Spread comes in Creamy and Crunchy flavors.
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BridgeBrands Chocolate
Bridge Brands Chocolate was created to provide chocolate lovers with gourmet-quality, superbly packaged chocolate at a non-gourmet price. Since debuting in 1999, our chocolates have become a favorite with San Francisco locals and visitors alike.
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Cabot Creamery Cooperative
When you're known as 'The World's Best,' only the best will do! Since our humble beginnings in 1919, the now 1,200 strong farm families that have 100% ownership in Cabot have had a personal, deep commitment to the highest quality in everything we produce and in everything you taste. From cow to creamery and from creamery to you, we have one goal in mind: quality.
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Champignon of North America
Champignon got its roots when Julius Hirschle, its founder, traveled from Germany to France to learn how to make cheese in the early 1900’s. Though times have changed, Champignon is still uniquely Bavarian in its roots, which guarantees customers quality cheeses and is recognized one of the leaders in the soft-ripened cheese industry.
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Chill-n-Go, Inc.
Chill-n-go, Inc is fully integrated textile manufacturing: pattern making; cutting rolled goods and leathers; embroidered adornment; skilled sewing assemblage; packaging; QC; fulfillment. Manufacturing the world renowned chill-n-go® line of professional wine portage tools, as well as providing OEM services across a wide range of textile products and tools; the company executes its mission in adherence to proven Core Values building confidence, trust, and long term relationships.
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Zin Kitchen Sponsor
Dacor has been a family operation committed to designing and building exceptional appliances. "It is no coincidence that we've been very successful in a business that focuses on the needs of families," explains CEO, Michael Joseph. "We're an organization built on family, with a strong sense of values. Working together to redefine the modern kitchen, the Dacor family has produced an impressive array of industry firsts.
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Dome Printing
Print - Direct Mail - Digital Marketing
Dome Printing is proud to provide quality print and mail solutions to ZAP and the wine industry.
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Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort
Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort is the success story of a young chiropractor and a San Francisco native who came to Calistoga in 1946. "Doc" and Edy Wilkinson combined their talents and vision to offer simple healthful relaxation, and to date, their clients number in the hundreds of thousands.
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Eventbrite San Francisco
Everything you need to sell tickets and manage registration for any kind of event.
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Exchanage Bank
Exchange Bank is a community bank. As a community bank, we differ significantly from national and regional banks. The major difference is our commitment to our community and our level of service to our customers. We have become partners with our neighbors by focusing only on our community, with an emphasis on making it a better place to live and work.
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Giving Back Magazine
Giving Back Magazine is a monthly publication focused on spotlighting the people and organizations that are making a difference in the community. As well as seeking to spotlight the positive impact that Hispanics have in the region.
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Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Zin Kitchen Sponsor
The Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA) is a non-profit trade association founded in 1936 to promote, extend and protect the interests of the broader restaurant industry, and to serve our members in the San Francisco Bay Area. Restaurants are a high-risk and generally low-profit-margin enterprise undertaken by people passionate about a wonderful cultural tradition: eating out.
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KVON & The Vine
KVYN 99.3 THE VINE plays all your favorites, all the time . . . a cross-section of the best music from the last forty years. KVON 1440 is the Napa Valley’s Sports Radio station with live broadcasts of local and national sports and offers Wine Country news and talk combining the best of syndicated and local programming. www.kvyn.com
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Lucero Olive Oil Company
Lucero Olive Oil is the result of three generations of farming and producing olives in Northern California. The rural community Corning, “The Olive Capital,” has some of the oldest olive trees in California, and many of these century-old trees continue to flourish in the Lucero family groves.
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Monvera Glass Decor
We print bottles, but we craft relationships. We understand that your packaging has a powerful influence on buying behavior. So whether you want to refresh a current brand or launch a new one, screen printing, etching or decals make your labels stand out. After all, it's more than just art, ink and glass on the line. It's your brand.
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We know a healthy body doesn't mean much without a healthy world to live in. That's why at Naked we make sure that all our products make an impact that will enhance your life and the planet's.
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Oakland Alameda Magazines
Oakland Magazine and Alameda Magazine publish premium magazines seven times a year, filled with meaningful content that talks to the people you want to reach.
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RedAwning.com was started by people who love to stay in vacation rentals for the extra space, full kitchens, and enormous selection, but consistently found the process to be frustrating and time consuming. We built RedAwning.com to bring the benefits of hotel style reservations to the vacation rental industry.
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Renewal by Andersen
Choose Renewal by Andersen and experience a professional start-to-finish process that leaves you with beautiful, custom, energy-efficient, professionally installed replacement windows and patio doors you'll love for years to come. Visit your local Renewal by Andersen showroom.
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San Francisco Magazine
Modern Luxury is the premier luxury lifestyle publisher in the United States. With titles in the most influential major cities, Modern Luxury excels in capturing the urbane metropolitan lifestyle. Whether it's a revealing celebrity profile, a special feature on the chicest trends in design, cutting-edge fashion spreads or an in-depth review of the city's hot spots, our magazines consistently engage the affluent reader.
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Still calling restaurants? Hang up the phone, and discover the fastest and easiest way to order food for delivery or pickup. Seamless.com and Seamless apps are the easiest way to order food from 11,000 local restaurants in 40 cities, putting the power of cuisine choice in the palm of your hand (and hopefully on your smartphone home screen). With just a few taps, have the restaurant foods you love delivered to your door!
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SF Weekly
In addition to our public-interest stories and humor columns, SF Weekly offers San Franciscans comprehensive arts, culture, and entertainment coverage which reaches a loyal readership of active, urban professionals, an audience as diverse as the city we cover.

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Snooth is a community for wine lovers. Whether one is just a beginner, or a total pro, Snooth offers its 1 million+ users countless opportunities to learn, taste, share and shop in the world of wine. Members are able to interact with wineries, stores, fellow wine lovers, and wine professionals from all over the globe with Snooth's daily newsletters, wine search, social forums and interactive media tools.
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Society of Wine Educators
The Society of Wine Educators was founded in 1974. We are a non-profit educational organization (501c3) whose mission is to advance wine education through professional development and certification. The Society’s goal is to foster and promote the professional education and development of the individual in particular, and the professional education and development of the wine industry as a whole.
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TEK Labels & Printing
TEK Labels & Printing is proud sponsor the 2013 ZAP Zinfandel Festival. We print wine labels on a variety of specialty stocks including the 100% recycled paper used on this years HERITAGE California Zinfandel label. Contact TEK for all your wine label needs at www.teklabel.com
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What's Happening Calendar
John Benus, Editor & Publisher, alias “The Fun Doctor” created the World’s First Color Coded What’s Happening Calendar in 2003 to put more fun in people’s lives. This unique color coded system enables you to quickly and easily locate festivals and events close to home and beyond. Their mission is to help people have more fun plus save time and money.
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Wine & Spirits Magazine
When you think about wine, think about Wine & Spirits magazine for the best in journalism and buying advice based exclusively on independent, blind tastings. Find out why Wine & Spirits is a five - time James Beard Award winner for articles on food and travel, restaurants and much, much more.
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Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Enthusiast Magazine has grown to become one of the world’s most respected and quoted publications in the field of wine and spirits. Since its founding in 1988 it has remained true to its original mission: to educate and entertain readers in the most accessible and user-friendly way, as part of an active, upscale and fulfilling lifestyle.
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Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley
Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley® is a trade association of 60+ wineries and 150 winegrape growers. Formed in 1989, the association represents a multi-generational family community of vintners and growers committed to growing high-quality fruit and producing world-class wines. All are committed to being good land stewards of this pristine valley for present and future generations.
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WineMatch is a simple way to look at wine giving you the ability to find wines that are similar to those you already like. This is done by adding them to your favorites. At WineMatch, we use sensory evaluations, chemistry and detailed information on the wine to match one wine with other wines that are similar.
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Wines & Vines Magazine
Wines & Vines offers a comprehensive collection of products providing news, information, marketing and research capabilities. Our monthly magazine, Directory/Buyer's Guide and Online Marketing System provides a wide range of solutions to give you the tools to be successful in the wine and grape industry.
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Yelp South Bay, East Bay & San Francisco
Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics. As of December 2010, more than 41 million people visited Yelp in the past 30 days. Yelpers have written over 15 million local reviews, 83% of them rating a business 3 stars or higher. In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find events, special offers, lists and to talk with other Yelpers
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Featured Sponsor
Featured Winery
Tom Mackey Cellars LLC
Featured Associate
StaVin Incorporated

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