Red Zinfandel is known as an “American Classic” wine. Originally having been thought to be made of native Californian grapes. Recent research has now shown that the zinfandel grape originated in Croatia, and then made famous in the early days of Roman Empire and the Italy. The original wine is now known as “primitivo”. The original Croatian name for this grape is Crljenak. Zinfandel was first produced in California in the early 1800s.
Zinfandel grows its best in cool, coastal locations and is primarily grown in California.