For those of you who may not be aware, Project Zin is an incredible annual event hosted by Chef Charlie Palmer and Winemaker Clay Mauritson. The event proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Association North Bay which is an organization near and dear to Winemaker Clay Mauritson’s heart. As his son, Brady, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Learn more about Project Zin 2022 below!
The Project Zin Team are absolutely fabulous and outdo themselves every year. It was amazing to take part in such a fabulous event and raise money for such a vital charity.
Like last year, Project Zin was held at Bricoleur Vineyards. I adore Bricoleur Vineyards and you can read more about my other visits here.
Shown is me and Chef Charlie Palmer the Project Zin Co-Host. Charlie is a beyond talented Chef and very involved in the local Sonoma County community hosting amazing events like this and also Pigs & Pinot Noir. Read more about Pigs &Pinot noir here and read my interview with Chef Charlie Palmer here.
Project Zin wouldn’t be Project Zin without a sampling of some of the most delicious Zinfandel-based wines. We sampled spectacular wines, which was aided by the amazing pairings with Chef Charlie Palmer’s cuisine.
The atmosphere there was amazing, everyone was having a great time, enjoying delicious food, wine and dancing to some great live music.
My favorite part of Project Zin every year is their auction. The Live Auction and Paddle Raise allow us to raise money for the Down Syndrome Association North Bay and access rare wine, dining and travel packages.
I absolutely couldn’t write about Project Zin without talking about the food. Chef Charlie Palmer and I have met many times, and I’m a big fan. You can learn more about Chef Charlie in my interview with him here. We ate the most delicious food.
I had a wonderful time and the team should be so proud of themselves.Thank you to Chef Charlie, Clay Mauritson and Bricoleur Vineyards for such a fabulous event.
I already can’t wait for next year!