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Zinfandel—America’s Mystery Grape
History and background of the Zinfandel grape
Mar 13, 2007
Perhaps no other wine grape enjoys a history so shrouded in mystery as Zinfandel. Not only do we not know its origin, we don’t even know how it got to California in the first place. What we do know is that it quickly became California’s most widely planted red wine grape and remained so for over a century.
Few single wine grapes have enjoyed the phenomenal success of Zinfandel. There are annual festivals devoted exclusively to it. There is a professional society whose membership includes thousands of consumers and almost every winery in the world that produces Zinfandel wine. Ever hear of a society devoted exclusively to Gewurztraminer? Or a major festival featuring a thousand Pinot Noirs to the exclusion of all other wines? We’ll be reporting on two of these amazing Zinfandel events in our next article: The Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) Annual Zinfandel Festival in San Francisco; and the Annual Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival held each March in Paso Robles.
But first, some background. There has been much discussion over the past decade or so about Zinfandel’s origin. All agree that it descended from a European cultivar in the mid-nineteenth century and was offered by a New York nursery. That may seem odd since the Zinfandel we know today has not been successfully grown in the northeastern U.S. Some very vocal advocates claim Zinfandel is identical to an indigenous Croatian grape. Napa Valley winemaker Mike Grgich (Grgich Hills Winery) opened a winery devoted to this grape in Croatia. We tasted the Croatian version and his Napa Valley version side-by-side and found striking similarities. More recent DNA studies seem to point to a connection with the Italian Primitivo grape grown in Puglia. But some argue that the Italians got it from California since there is no evidence that it existed in Italy prior to the twentieth century. Others have contended that the Italians may have gotten it from Croatia! We were recently amused to see that an Italian Primitivo producer took Zinfandel cuttings from Ridge Vineyards in the 1990s and is now marketing an Italian Zinfandel in California.

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