An Evening with Dick & Luisa Ponzi

Posted Sat, September 29, 2012 in All Posts

Founder Dick Ponzi and second generation winemaker Luisa Ponzi introduced five very special wines to a group of Ponzi customers this past Saturday afternoon. The 2010 Pre-Release Tasting showcased four single vineyards from Ponzi, the 2010 Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the 2010 Ponzi Avellana Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in addition to the 2010 Ponzi 40th Anniversary Pinot Noir Reserve. The wines were paired with several dishes from the winery chef, including a delectable Pinot noir braised beef short rib with carrot gremolata on grilled polenta.

After the tasting of the new...

Let Harvest Begin!

Posted Fri, September 28, 2012 in All Posts

September 28th marks the first day of Harvest at Ponzi Vineyards. Beautiful Pinot noir was hand-picked at Ponzi Avellana Vineyard in the early morning. The conditions were ideal, dry and mild, a great start to the picking season. Stay tuned for more updates on Harvest 2012.

Chardonnay Test

Posted Thu, September 27, 2012 in All Posts


Top Scores for Ponzi Single Vineyards

Posted Tue, September 25, 2012 in All Posts

Ponzi Vineyards debuts four new single vineyard bottlings this month, including two Chardonnays, a first for the winery. 

Impressed by these beautiful new releases, The Wine Advocate givestop marks:

2010 Ponzi Aurora Pinot Noir - $100
91 points

A Ponzi 2010 Pinot Noir Aurora smells like Christmas in its pungent meld of cranberry and cherry with holly and allspice berries. There is also an invigoratingly peppery pungency as though some Gruner Veltliner got loose in here, and Luisa Ponzi hypothesizes that this reflects the roots of these vines having descended through their largely...

Ponzi Avellana meets Swordfish

Posted Sun, September 23, 2012 in All Posts

Via Twitter...

Bruce Schoenfeld ‏@bruceschoenfeld:  
I've had very few domestic Chardonnays that walk the line between green apple and butter. Add this Avellana to the list 

Bruce Schoenfeld ‏@bruceschoenfeld:
I seldom drink Chardonnay, but it seemed to make sense w/ swordfish steak. Ponzi Avellana '10 is so good, it might be gone before the meal.

September 23, 2012