According to Senate OKs Zinfandel as historic wine, the varietal will become “historic” in California, reflecting its long history in the state.
“This bill designates the wine of Zinfandel to be a historic California wine. It doesn’t say it’s the historical California wine, although it is,” said the bill’s author Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco.
This is apparently a step below designating Zinfandel as the official California wine. Some of the items on the official list include a state bird (the California quail), a state insect (California dog-face butterfly), state dance (West Coast swing) and a state grass (purple needlegrass).