Wine Advice from Woman to Woman
We are honored to be featured in the Statesman Journal’s recent article, "Wine Advice from Woman to Woman" which highlights the women who have shaped the Oregon wine industry. In honor of Women’s History Month, writer Victor Panichkul's story features Maria and Luisa Ponzi, along with others, who open up about everything from growing up in the vineyards to carrying on the family business.
Winemaker Luisa Ponzi
Posted Thu, March 19, 2015 in All Posts
If there was going to be another winemaker in the Ponzi family, it was going to be Luisa. America’s first woman to be formally educated in Burgundy, Luisa blends formal training with her lifelong experience working alongside father, Dick Ponzi. She combines these experiences to bring fresh winemaking perspective to Ponzi Vineyards. Acting on her observation that wine quality is enhanced by a variety of influences, Luisa experiments with grapes from various elevations, soil types, clones, spacing and trellis systems. All these variables give her a beautiful palette of flavors, structures,...
Northwest Travel: Washington County Rocks
We are excited to share this great article, "Northwest Travel: Washington County rocks" which was published in The Bend Bulletin. From stunning sights to favorite sushi spots, writer John Gottberg Anderson highlights some of the best that Washington County has to offer.
Of course, this story wouldn't be complete without a piece on Oregon Pinot noir culture. Anderson states that there are "many dozens of vineyards and wineries" but confidently declares that "Probably no winery here deserves more acclaim than Ponzi Vineyards." Recalling that Ponzi wines have "earned national recognition" and...
Pie Day Recipes
Posted Fri, March 13, 2015 in All Posts
It’s Pie Day! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with Co-Founder Nancy Ponzi’s original recipes. Find these and other favorites in The Ponzi Vineyards Cookbook.
Spotlight on Nancy Ponzi
Posted Wed, March 11, 2015 in All Posts
Nancy remembers, “It had been a miserable, cold day. The pruning, in the early years, my responsibility, and on this occasion I was way behind; dinner needed to be prepared, kids to be ferried and husband was cheerfully away teaching. I had cramps and was hating the vineyard. Shirley Coury called, comforted and appeared the next morning with boots, pruning tool and food in hand. The sun came out…we were in this adventure together.”