Planted in over 10% of vineyards in California, Zinfandel was long considered an all-American vine, until… surprise! DNA-profiling techniques related this black-skinned grape back to its Croatian origins, namely, the grape called Crljenak Kaštelanski. An authentic sort from the region of Kaštela in Central Dalmatia, Crljenak is undergoing somewhat of a Renaissance on the account of its relation with the American favorite. Enjoy this exploratory tour as it takes you to the true roots of the Zinfandel grape, revealing along the way the twists and turns on its path from coastal Croatia to California. Bon voyage and cheers!