2009 Tavola Pinot Noir- 88 Points
"Luisa Ponzi does such an excellent job with her top of the line Pinots that it is no surprise that this entry-level bottle really shines. Immaculate fruit, polished tannins, a vivacious, fruitladen mouthfeel, all combine into a wine that has both suppleness and varietal power. It does not have the density of the pricier siblings, but it makes up for it with food-friendly acidity." - Paul Gregutt, June 2011, Wine Enthusiast
“Ladies in the Fields”- Women Farmers on Canvas
“Ladies in the Fields,” a body of work by Rebecca Waterhouse is on display at Marks Ridge Winery during the month of May. See Winemaker Luisa Ponzi's portrait. among the inspiring paintings of women at work in valley.
When: Exhibit information runs weekends and holidays April 30th through May 31st, 12 – 5pm.
Location: Marks Ridge Winery 29255 Berlin Road, Sweet Home, OR 97386
For Exhibit information: 541-367-3292 or www.marksridge.com
For Artist information: www.rebeccawaterhouse.com
Meet the Artist: Meet Ms. Waterhouse on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011 from 12-5.
Rebecca Waterhouse is from Scio, Oregon. She earned her bachelor of arts in studio art and French from Mills College in Oakland, California. She works primarily in oils and watercolor, and does mainly representational paintings and illustrations. Rebecca became interested in the combination of art and activism in college, where she began producing works on the subject of food politics. Inspired by the time, energy, and creativity people spend collecting, preparing, and eating food, she began painting portraits of local female farmers upon returning home to Oregon. The portrait project is a subtle attempt at supporting the local food movement… with a little dash of feminism thrown in.
25th Anniversary IPNC Event
The annual celebration of the world's finest Pinot Noir happens every July in McMinnville. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the International Pinot Noir Celebration. The 3 day event features wineries from Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia, as well as Austria, various regions in France, Italy, Australia, Chile and New Zealand. Tickets are still available for Sunday afternoon's "Passport to Pinot" tasting event. Event runs July 29th-31st.
Founders Dinner at Ponzi Vineyards
Ponzi looks forward to celebrating the silver anniversary with a Founders Dinner on Thursday, July 28th. Members of the founding board share a special selection of wines pulled from their libraries with guests over a beautiful dinner. Join Nancy Ponzi, David Adelsheim, Diana Lett and Pat Dudley at Ponzi Vineayrds for an evening of Pinot Noir, stories and celebration. Tickets are on sale now.
Oregon Wineries “Taste for a Cure”
Star-studded "Taste for a Cure" benefit featured Ponzi and 14 other Willamette Valley wineries showcasing Oregon Pinot Noir in LA. Numerous celebrities came out in support of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation. Read more at LATimes.com.