Happy Anniversary, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir!
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pinot noir plantings in the Willamette Valley. This milestone is drawing a great deal of media attention. Most recently, Grapecollective.com and the San Jose Mercury News wrote incredible articles about the Oregon wine industry, both of which feature Ponzi Vineyards!
Oregon matures into world-class food and wine destination
Oregon Pinot Noir continues to gain national attention and, in a recent USA Today article, the spotlight shone on the Willamette Valley. In highlighting some of the area’s best offerings, author Victor Panichkul called Ponzi Vineyards one of the top five “must-visit” wineries. “Visitors can sip newly released wines and take in the beautiful views with food pairings and relax on the terrace or try a game of bocce ball,” he wrote.
Summer Lovin’ for Ponzi Wines
The 2014 Ponzi Pinot Gris and 2014 Ponzi Pinot Noir Rosé are perfect summer wines according to the latest issue of Wine Enthusiast. The article “Around the World in 8 Rosés” notes the recent spike in the varietal’s popularity and offers a guide to exploring styles from around the globe. The article state, “As sure as the sunrise, the [Ponzi Pinot Noir Rosé] is always a winner.” Meanwhile, in the August 2015 Buying Guide, the 2014 Ponzi Pinot Gris is awarded an incredible 90 points and called an “irresistible summer sipper.”
Warmer, drier summer means good news for Oregon grapes
The Pacific Northwest has been enjoying a very warm summer. KPTV Fox 12 Oregon recently interviewed Luisa Ponzi at Ponzi Vineyards’ new tasting room to discover how the record-setting temperatures are impacting the Oregon wine industry. An expert in her field, Luisa positively explained the early anticipation of harvest, the ripeness of the fruit and more.
45 Years In, Ponzi Vineyards Still Pushing Innovation
This year marks the 45th anniversary for Ponzi Vineyards. Luisa Ponzi recently sat down with Andy Perdue of Great Northwest Wines to discuss the Ponzi’s early days and how the winery has paved the way for developments in Oregon viticulture while maintaining its reputation as a prominent winery. The article, “45 years in, Ponzi Vineyards still pushing innovation,” offers an amazing behind-the-scenes look at the family’s rich history in the Oregon wine industry. Be sure to check out the podcast as well, available on iTunes!