Luisa Ponzi Featured on

Posted Thu, April 04, 2013 in All Posts

"Ponzi talks about her passion for the science of wine but admits she’s a slave to the whims of mother nature, fretting every year over everything from the rains to the bird population (yes, that matters). And, just an FYI—her Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay was the highest scoring Oregon Chardonnay in a recent Wine Spectator tasting. Rock on Luisa."

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Female Winemaker Series: Oregon's Luisa Ponzi

This ‘series’ featuring a sampling of women making wine in Oregon has generated a fair bit of buzz; most of it complimentary, but some readers complained that my...

New Tasting Room in the News

Posted Tue, April 02, 2013 in All Posts

Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards getting ready to unveil state-of-art tasting room
By Andy Perdue on April 2, 2013

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BEAVERTON, Ore. – Ponzi Vineyards, one of Oregon’s oldest and most innovative and progressive wineries, is getting ready to unveil a new tasting room.

Ponzi Vineyards was founded nearly 40 years ago by Dick and Nancy Ponzi. The second generation is building a beautiful new tasting room atop a hill near the winery’s gravity-flow production facility near the northern Willamette Valley town of Sherwood on Chehalem Mountain.

Maria Ponzi,...

Ponzi Gris- Imbibe’s Drink of the Week!

Posted Fri, March 29, 2013 in All Posts

"With Easter on Sunday and April around the corner, we’re ready to shelve our wintertime reds and uncork a few of our favorite springtime whites. Enter today’s Drink of the Week: the Pinot Gris from Ponzi Vineyards. Hailing from one of Oregon’s most respected (and longstanding) producers, Ponzi was among the state’s first to plant Pinot Gris (some of their vines date back to 1978), and this year’s 2012 release once again proves Ponzi is a major player among Oregon’s fast-growing white-wine scene. Fresh and zingy with expressive tropical fruit aromas and flavors (think passionfruit,...

2012 Ponzi Arneis Goes into Bottle!

Posted Wed, March 27, 2013 in All Posts

It's nearly here! The 2012 Ponzi Arneis is bottled this week and on schedule for delivery to the tasting rooms early April. The official release is April 9th! Pre-order now or stop in after the 9th.

German Gastronomy

Posted Mon, March 25, 2013 in All Posts

Maria Ponzi's visit to Germany this week gave her a chance to explore country's traditional, hearty dishes. Delectable delights like sauerkraut and an array of sausages and meats made for a filling meal at a local brewpub in Dusseldorf. Now, what to pair with these savory treats... beer or Riesling?

Speaking of Riesling, read what the SF Chronicle had to say about the 2011 Ponzi Riesling.