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Wine Time: Three Wineries to Visit During Taste of Vail

February 2, 2016 9:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts AccessDeniedAccess DeniedQTTZ1JDFJ4S69M9MhFJQ7P2VTAEs55DgxYj58Empi4W4tqGoGyi0BkH+D3qsUo6BmDwGueVKXUIlV4xHyweKfF7hQbY= AccessDeniedAccess DeniedAKN2WNG5KNKPF7KAsUkCsKCmo6b0IftRvI4+y46fYHMz0kgVYC5MGfQD9qPmaPQ6HAlPubh3nhU7aNGdgg8eGECqYWA=Google Pinterest Twitter FacebookUnlike many industry wine events, Taste of Vail is unique in that the actual owner or winemaker is likely to be the smiling person pouring you a glass of wine at many of the booths, making the event feel more personal and surely making it more memorable. Here are three don’t-miss wineries confirmed for the 2016 Taste of Vail. ZD Wines: This family-owned and operated Napa Valley winery has been run by three generations of the deLeuze family. Two aerospace engineers —Norman deLeuze and Gino Zepponi — started the winery in 1969. It was the early pioneer days of the California wine industry and the men wanted to produce world-class chardonnay and pinot noir reminiscent of France’s renowned Burgundy wines. ZD stands for the initials of the founding partners’ last names as well as Zero Defects, an acronym for the quality control program during the space race that Norman and Gino were a part of while at AeroJet in Sacramento. This winery has a long history with the Taste of Vail, with three generations of the family having attended TOV. This year is no different as Associate winemaker Brandon deLeuze will attend. St. Innocent Winery:… View Article