A Truly Beautiful Vintage!

Posted Thu, September 18, 2014 in All Posts, Harvest

Perfectly ripened Pinot noir arrived from Ponzi Aurora Vineyard today. In the Chehalem Mountains, Pinot noir, Chardonnay and some Pinot gris is already making its way into the winery. Cool-climate varietals, like Pinot noir enjoyed ideal growing conditions this year. And now that harvest has begun, the weather continues to impress, with warm days and cool nights, bringing the fruit to ripeness. While many growers are anxious to pick, Winemaker Lusia Ponzi is taking advantage of the beautiful weather and waiting for that perfect moment to pick each site. Looking for explosive flavor to come...

Portland Monthly names 2012 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve 6th best wine in Oregon with 98 point score

Posted Tue, September 16, 2014 in All Posts, Recent Press

The 2012 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserved was deemed the sixth best wine in Oregon in Portland Monthly's latest issue. Known for having white peach and rose petal notes with flavors of shortbread, candied tangerine and warm spices, Portland Monthly referred to this bright wine as a "new-wave chardonnay." Best paired with salmon or roasted chicken, this is one wine you won't want to miss tasting.

2013 Ponzi Arneis scores 90 points & Editor’s Choice from Wine Enthusiast Online

Posted Thu, September 11, 2014 in All Posts

"This racy, textural white wine presents a mix of wet stone and sweet yellow apple flavors. Bright and persistent, it is surprisingly rich, almost unctuous, and almost demands a second glass, or a second bottle if you must share it...."

Travel Oregon Mentions Ponzi as “state-of-the-art winery”

Posted Tue, September 09, 2014 in All Posts, Recent Press

Ponzi Vineyards and Winery’s new state-of-the-art winery and tasting room in Sherwood sits on the north-facing slope of the Chehalem Mountains. Recently highlighted by the Wall Street Journal, the Ponzi family has been producing fine wines since 1970. A readers’ poll in Wine & Spirits magazine named the 2011 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir as a top pinot noir in U.S. restaurants. Open daily...

Ontario Wine Reviewer finds 2007 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve Ages Beautifully

Posted Tue, September 09, 2014 in All Posts, Recent Press

“Next up was one of the older foreign Chardonnays in my cellar, a Ponzi Vineyards 2007 Chardonnay Reserve from Oregon. It had aged beautifully with butterscotch and rusty apple aromas along with hints of lemon curd in the background. Highlights of the palate was the big mineral-acid core followed by toasted oak, burnt toffee, and grilled peach pit. Not sure how I got my hands on this one but everyone wished I'd had more on hand. Especially after I served the train wreck that was the next wine ...”