Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.
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ZD Wine Tasting
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Address will be provided to ticket holders in early May
ZD Wines is located in the heart of Napa Valley within the Rutherford AVA and is family owned and operated by three generations of the deLeuze Family. With a focus on organically certified vineyard practices for over three decades, ZD Wines produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon of high acclaim. Production includes a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon unlike any other in the world, Abacus, which is best described as a solera-style blend of every ZD Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ever produced. Spanning nearly fifty years, winery accolades have included over 400 competition medals of Gold or better, recognition as Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine, and three-time recipients of the prestigious Decanter Award at the International Wine Competition in London. With Zero Defects as their goal, ZD Wines has been dedicated to producing world-class wines of quality, consistency and style since 1969. Join winemaker, Chris Pisani for a memorable tasting of four exquisite ZD Wines.
Wines:- Reserve Chardonnay (approx 16 barrels produced)- Founder's Reserve Pinot Noir (approx 25 barrels produced)- Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (approx 20 barrels produced)- Abacus (less than 10 barrels produced)
Chris Pisani, Winemaker, ZD Wines - Napa Valley
Growing up in a big Italian family, Winemaker Chris Pisani learned to appreciate many of the very aspects that make Napa Valley so memorable: great people, history, wine, food and the land itself. During his formative years, Chris studied chemistry at university and received his degree from SUNY Stonybrook while experimenting with winemaking at home. He was hooked, and before long Chris and his wife Ina were moving to California for a taste of life in the wine country.
Chris continued his coursework at UC Davis in the areas of viticulture and enology while falling headfirst into the world of winemaking and the path that would lead him to ZD Wines in 1996. As winemaker, Chris is responsible for producing ZD’s world class wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, including Abacus, a solera-style bottling of every ZD Reserve Cabernet ever produced.
Chris recently celebrated 20 years of working at ZD and continues to put forth wines that exemplify their goals of quality, consistency and style. Chris lives in Napa with his wife Ina and their two children Savio and Djuna. When not attending to the barrel rooms at ZD’s Rutherford Estate Winery, Chris can often be found sailing in the San Francisco Bay with his family.