Ponzi Harvest Crew Celebrates a Job Well Done

Posted Wed, November 16, 2011 in All Posts

The end is here! Harvest 2011 came to a close this week with a dinner party at The Dundee Bistro, celebrating weeks of hard work and very little sleep. The Ponzi Harvest, winery and vineyard crews came together to toast the vintage and enjoy a much needed evening of relaxation, good food and wine.

50 Years of Oregon Wine from The Oregonian

Posted Tue, November 15, 2011 in All Posts

Oregonians were growing and fermenting grapes before we achieved statehood. But our current reputation as one of the world's top producers of high-quality wine has been built over just the past five decades.

Here at The Oregonian, we've noticed that an unusual number of local wineries have anniversaries to celebrate this year. And since our state's modern era of winemaking began exactly 50 years ago, we've developed a timeline to chart the progression of our wine industry. While it is by no means comprehensive, we hope this will give readers a taste of how far we've come.

As harvest...

Star White Wine Reviews from Wines NW

Posted Tue, November 15, 2011 in All Posts

Ponzi Vineyards
2010 Pinot Gris
Willamette Valley

I hosted a Pinot Gris tasting in the early 1980s where Ponzi, Eyrie, Adelsheim and a few other producers showed this "new" varietal to be worthy of further promotion. The Ponzi family's earliest Pinot Gris plantings date from 1978. This wine offers aromas of tropical fruits, vanilla, pear and floral notes leading to a palate with brisk acidity offset by a bit of residual sugar and showing flavors of lemon, vanilla and pear - great with oysters on the half shell.


Ponzi Vineyards
2010 Pinot Blanc
Willamette Valley


¡Salud! Celebrates 20 Years

Posted Tue, November 15, 2011 in All Posts

The ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction celebrated 20 years last weekend. The festivities included a Friday tasting of the exclusive ¡Salud! Pinot Noir cuvées, followed by a dinner and auction on Saturday evening. Nearly $680,000 was raised for the ¡Salud! healthcare program, which provides access to year-round healthcare for Oregon's seasonal vineyard workers. For the second year in a row, the 2010 Ponzi cuvée received the top bid at $10,000 to buyout the 5 case lot.

In honor of their contributions to the ¡Salud! Program and community over the years, Nancy and Dick Ponzi received the...

The Ponzi Team Enjoys Dinner at Jory

Posted Mon, November 14, 2011 in All Posts

Each year the Ponzi sales and marketing teams meet to discuss the upcoming year's marketing plans. This year, the group met at The Allison's Jory Restaurant for a retreat and dinner. Wines included a lucious 1992 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve, delicious 1999 Pinot Noir Reserve and to die for 2005 Ponzi Abetina. What a wonderful way to close out 2011 and welcome the New Year!