Chef Charlie Palmer and Winemaker Clay Mauritson invite you to the Twelfth Annual Project Zin event, August 19-20, 2022. The celebratory weekend offers a series of dining and educational events hosted by Chef Palmer, Clay Mauritson and some of the industry’s most elite winemakers. Saturday evening’s preeminent event, Project Zin, will be hosted at the spectacular Bricoleur Vineyards. The event will gather some of the most sought after Zinfandels paired with the food of Chefs Charlie Palmer, of Dry Creek Kitchen, Evan Castro of Bricoleur Vineyards as well as top local Sonoma County chefs. All proceeds will benefit the Down Syndrome Association North Bay.

COVID-19 Protocol

Sonoma County mandates require that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear facial coverings while indoors in public spaces to address the increased circulation of COVID-19. The Project Zin Event at Bricoleur Vineyards will be fully outdoors. Please note bathroom access is indoors and face coverings will be required while indoors.

Online Auction

Join us for our on-line Project Zin Auction where guests will have the chance to obtain rare, once-in-a-lifetime wine, dining and travel packages!

Becoming Independent

Funds from this year’s Paddle Raise will benefit Becoming Independent (BI) - the North Bay’s strongest resource for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Autism. To learn more, visit

Donate Now

The need for the services that the DSANB provides has not changed and the need to raise the necessary funds for these crucial programs is greater now than it was before. Please consider making a donation.

Our oldest son Brady was diagnosed with Down Syndrome in September, 2010 at the age of 2 ½. The diagnosis was emotionally devastating for our family. At the time, it felt as if every parent’s worst fears had come true. Little did we know what an incredible blessing this diagnosis would be and how it would profoundly change our lives.
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Bricoleur Vineyards

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