Snapshot of Maria Ponzi

Posted Thu, March 26, 2015 in All Posts

Growing up in the family wine business, second-generation vintner Maria Ponzi always had fond memories of working alongside her mother, founder Nancy Ponzi, producing marketing pieces and presenting the wines. After graduating from University of Oregon, she worked in sales for a Boston publishing company. Coming back to Oregon in 1991, she returned to the family business to take over sales and marketing. Operating the company alongside sister and winemaker, Luisa Ponzi for more than 20 years, Maria is now President and Director of Sales and Marketing. Maria is particularly dedicated to...

50 Shades of Chardonnay

Posted Tue, March 24, 2015 in All Posts, Recent Press

We’re loving the review “50 Shades of Chardonnay, Part Two – Wines From Far and Wide” which ran on WinesNorthwest.com. Chuck Hill not only praises our 2013 Ponzi Chardonnay but states that the “Ponzi Vineyards new winery and tasting room are among the most elegant in the Northwest.”

Wine Advice from Woman to Woman

Posted Mon, March 23, 2015 in All Posts, Recent Press

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

Posted Mon, March 16, 2015 in All Posts, Recent Press

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...