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 Also catch a glimpse of Ponzi Pinot Noir on a previous episode, "Last Grimm Standing". "Grimm" airs Friday nights at 9pm on NBC.

Ponzi Receives “Whole Farm” award

Posted Fri, April 27, 2012 in All Posts

For the first time, Salmon-Safe and LIVE teamed up to give a “Whole Farm” award at this year's LIVE annual meeting. Ponzi is this year’s recipient! Winemaker Luisa Ponzi was in attendence to receive the award.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of our Vineyard Manager Miguel Ortiz and the Ponzi vineyard crew, compliance with LIVE program guidelines is possible. 

In 2000, Ponzi Vineyards was certified by LIVE, the Oregon program for Low Input Viticulture and Enology. The certification recognizes compliance with specific sustainable agricultural practices and products. In 2008, the new Ponzi...