At Zonte's Footstep, we are proud sponsors of Legacy Club South Australia. So much so that we have named our super-premium flagship wine, the Z-Force Shiraz Petite Sirah, in tribute to the bravery of members of the Z Special Unit, the celebrated multi-national commando force of the Australian Army during World War II.
As part of our sponsorship of Legacy, Zonte’s Footstep donates a proportion of each bottle of Z-Force sold to support the work of this wonderful organisation. Our mission. pursued with the same determination displayed by Z-Force, is to make this third only to Badge day as the largest fundraiser for Legacy South Australia.
Several years ago one of the Z-force survivors living in north Queensland contacted us commenting on the similarities of our Zonte’s logo to the unoffical unit insignia they had used, a red Z with a black dagger through it. We sent a selection of our wines for members to enjoy which were heartedly appreciated.
With age depleting the ranks of survivors, the Unit Association marched for the last time in Sydney on ANZAC Day 2010, and then disbanded. The remaining Association funds of $10,000.00 were donated to Legacy NSW for the development of junior legatees. this action triggered our response to make our flagship wine a tribute to these selfless men and a fundraising tool for Legacy. In homage, the slash through the Z in our logo has been replaced with a dagger for this exclusive label.