Oregon Chardonnay Moves into the Limelight

Posted Mon, May 07, 2012 in All Posts

ANALYSIS: Chardonnay Meets Promise in Oregon
Group of winemakers say varietal wine is a natural partner in Pinot Noir country 
May 4, 2012 | by Paul Franson 

Portland, Ore.—Chardonnay is by far the most popular wine in America, and Chardonnay is the natural partner to Pinot Noir around the world—except in Oregon. Chardonnay would seem a natural fit for Oregon with its Burgundian climate, yet growers in Oregon long ago chose Pinot Gris as their favored white wine.

The numbers tell the story: • 12,560 acres Pinot Noir • 2,590 acres Pinot Gris • 950 acres Chardonnay In the past dozen...

The Future of Oregon Chardonnay is Bright

Posted Fri, May 04, 2012 in All Posts

The article "Chardonnay Meets Promise in Oregon" profiles several winemakers, including Luisa Ponzi who have made a commitment to seeing Chardonnay succeed in Oregon.


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Springtime White Wedding

Posted Tue, May 01, 2012 in All Posts

With the happy return of spring, we celebrated our first private wedding celebration of the season on Friday, April 27th, 2012. We just saw bud break happen here at the Estate Vineyard right around the same time, so it really did seem to be the perfect time to celebrate new growth, new beginnings and opportunities. I had the pleasure of working on all the event details with bride, Tiffany Pineda and groom, Hayden Long. This was a destination wedding, so we did most of our planning via telephone and email. We crossed our fingers that the sun break would remain and the rain would hold off...

Oregon Wineries Thrive Under the Second Generation

Posted Mon, April 30, 2012 in All Posts

Saturday's LA Times shined a spotlight on the Oregon wine industry and the second generation of owners and operators. Many of the featured wineries, like Ponzi, have been under the direction of the second generation for at least two decades. The article discusses the "transitional" period between the two generations. For Ponzi, it was a rather quick transfer of the reins, as the three Ponzi siblings had grown up in the family business. Read more.

Ponzi Pinot Noir Featured on the Set of “Grimm”

Posted Sat, April 28, 2012 in All Posts

The Portland-based tv show "Grimm" has developed a reputation for featuring Oregon-grown and locally made products on set. This week 2009 Ponzi Pinot Noir was spotted in one of the scenes! Watch the episode, "Leave it to Beavers", on NBC.com. Also catch a glimpse of Ponzi Pinot Noir on a previous episode, "Last Grimm Standing". "Grimm" airs Friday nights at 9pm on NBC.