What is New Nordic cuisine?

Posted Thu, February 02, 2017 in All Posts, Nordic Dinner

The core concepts behind the New Nordic Kitchen are using ingredients that taste of the terroir in which it is grown or caught. It’s all about great taste and flavors, combined with simplicity and a commitment to sustainability. These concepts are especially close to our hearts as wine producers and farmers of the land.

Announcing the Nordic Dinner

Posted Tue, January 31, 2017 in All Posts, Nordic Dinner

For the first time ever, budding chefs from Denmark’s famed Teknisk Skole Silkeborg culinary program join Ponzi Vineyards’ Culinary Director for two exclusive dinners that will intrigue and delight the senses. The collaboration of gastronomic proportions features seasonal Oregon ingredients shared through the New Nordic concepts of purity, simplicity and freshness.

Ponzi Team Celebration

Posted Thu, January 19, 2017 in All Posts

The Ponzi team celebrated 2016 accomplishments with an evening at Portland's Departure Restaurant atop The Nines Hotel. A delectable and colorful menu was prepared by local celebrity Chef Gregory Gourdet, who made a brief appearance at the dinner.

2014 Ponzi Top Tier Wines & TCA-free I-Cork

Posted Wed, December 07, 2016 in All Posts, Recent Press, Winery Update

Legendary Oregon Pinot noir producer Ponzi Vineyards announces all of their 2014 single vineyard and reserve wines will use the I-Cork from Rich Xiberta. The cork manufacturer guarantees every cork to be free of traceable TCA and other compounds that can cause off flavors in the wines. The 2014 Ponzi Abetina Pinot Noir and 2014 Ponzi Avellana Pinot Noir are the first to release from the winery to the national market with this technology. The wines, nationally distributed by VINTUS, LLC., will be available in most markets this month.

What is Clonal Massale?

Posted Thu, December 01, 2016 in All Posts, Videos

An innovative viticulture technique changing the way Pinot noir is planted. Clonal Massale is essentially a hybrid of clonal selection and massale selection, where over 25 clones of Pinot noir, selected for a specific site, are mixed and planted randomly in a single block. This technique has evolved over two generations with four decades of evaluation and experience working with many different clones. Ponzi Vineyards now has over 30 acres of vines planted to clonal massale.