Two Show-Stopping Pinot Noirs

Posted Tue, January 25, 2011 in All Posts

Top scores from Wine Enthusiast Magazine in the upcoming March issue. Limited supply of both wines as Ponzi Pinot Noir from the 2008 vintage continues to impress. 

95 Editors' Choice  
2008 Ponzi Pinot Noir Reserve
- $60

"A gorgeous wine, lush and refined from the first sniff to the last swallow. Rose petals, cotton candy, chocolate-covered cherries—it’s a date in a bottle. As the wine rolls across the palate it seems to gain depth and detail, while keeping the exceptionally pretty fruit flavors front and center. Silky and lightly spicy, with cinnamon, toast, mocha and tobacco...

Ponzi Arneis Spotlighted in SF Examiner

Posted Thu, January 13, 2011 in All Posts

An Old World rarity finds a home on New World soils. Writer and CAV Wine Bar Owner/Director, Pamela Busch details the migration of Italian wine grapes to the West Coast. One of the rarest Italian varieties, Arneis, hails from the Piedemont region but takes surprisingly well to the fertile soils of the Northern Willamette Valley. Planted at our Aurora Vineyard, a small 5 acres produce one of the winery's most sought bottlings. Read more about Italian grapes in the U.S.

Ponzi in this Month’s Oregon Wine Press

Posted Thu, January 13, 2011 in All Posts

The January issue of the Oregon Wine Press features a recap of notable events in the last year with the "Top Ten of Twenty Ten". It includes Ponzi's 40th Anniversary gala and a look back at the strenuous 2010 Harvest.

Maria Ponzi at the Oregon Truffle Festival

Posted Mon, January 10, 2011 in All Posts

Oregon is one of just a few regions in the world where both wine grapes and truffles thrive. In celebration of this unique place and its bounty, the Oregon Truffle Festival boasts three days devoted to truffles, culinary arts and wine. Join Maria Ponzi at the Grand Truffle Dinner on Saturday, January 29th, for a five course meal, featuring five top Pacific Northwest Chefs creating each course.

David Anderson, Chef at Genoa Restaurant, Portland OR
Pino Posteraro, Founder/Proprietor of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca, Vancouver BC
Holly Smith, Chef/Owner of Cafe Juanita, Kirkland...

Cookbook Review

Posted Tue, January 04, 2011 in All Posts

A great reader review of The Ponzi Vineyards Cookbook, by winery founder, Nancy Ponzi. Read more at:

From learning the basics of how to make pasta from scratch to knowing what and what not to say to your guests to make them comfortable, Nancy Ponzi shares her entertaining secrets, family recipes and wonderful stories about the family business from the vineyard to the table, you will learn to relax and enjoy your next dinner party with sure-to-impress recipes that are in an easy-to-follow format, and will please the palates of your party-goers without fail and without fear....