Ponzi Founders Named Two of Oregon’s Iconic Winemakers

Posted Mon, July 21, 2014 in All Posts

Ponzi was our last visit of the day, and we took our time at Maria and Louisa Ponzi’s wonderful new winery and tasting room. They earned a reputation as one of the best producers in the valley after they planted their first vineyards in 1970 and produced their first wine in 1974, and these wines solidify it. One of the winery’s flagships is their Pinot Gris. You can get a sense of the entire vintage by tasting just this one wine every year. In the 2013 Ponzi Willamette Valley Pinot Gris ($14.99) you get the bright tangy apple and pear flavors of the vintage after the rains and the richer...

Ponzi Vineyards a featured venue on Martha Stewart Weddings

Posted Fri, July 18, 2014 in All Posts

Vineyard weddings are often destination ones. Couples and their guests board planes and travel to California for the most picturesque locales and wine-centered celebrations. However, budget or logistical constraints can thwart a couple’s plan to wed in Napa or Sonoma counties. Before abandoning the dream of throwing a soiree amid a verdant estate, consider booking one of these U.S. wineries located outside of the Golden State.

Since 1970, the team at Ponzi Vineyards in Sherwood, Oregon, has stayed committed to crafting menus that showcase great food and even better wine. The marriage of...

Staff Fun Fact - Camillo

Posted Thu, July 17, 2014 in All Posts, Staff Fun Facts

Meet Camillo, Ponzi's Cellar Master, for today's Staff Fun Fact! After working at two other vineyards when he was younger, Camillo was initially hired on at Ponzi for a job that was supposed to last only a few weeks. But the Ponzi's loved how hardworking he was and offered him a full-time position, which he happily accepted. 13 years later, Camillo oversees all cellar activities, including racking and bottling. His favorite part of working at Ponzi? Harvest time! He loves how busy everyone is, meeting the new people hired on to help and hearing everyone’s opinions on that year's wine....

Healthy vines, happy fruit

Posted Thu, July 17, 2014 in All Posts, Winery Update

The vines are off to a healthy start this vintage, with healthy fruit set and ample sun to keep things progressing on schedule. The vineyard crew has finished leaf pulling at all 130 acres of Ponzi vineyards and has begun hedging. By lopping off the tops of the canes, the vine’s energy is focused into the grape clusters. All vineyard maintenance this time of year is done by hand, ensuring minimal impact on our beautiful landscape.

Ponzi’s Danish Importer Visits Oregon

Posted Thu, July 10, 2014 in All Posts, Wine Events

Soren Salin from the Salin Group, Ponzi's importer from Denmark, recently visited Oregon to attend Oregon Pinot Camp. After hosting Maria Ponzi in Denmark several weeks before, Salin spent a day with Winemaker Luisa Ponzi learning about Ponzi's winemaking practices and philosophy in the vineyard and cellar. There’s no better way to learn the story behind the Ponzi brand, than by touring each location. Starting with the founding of the winery, the tour began at the Ponzi Historic Estate in Beaverton, founded in 1970 by Dick & Nancy Ponzi. The next stops included visits to 3 Ponzi...