Swedish Publication Reviews Ponzi Wines

Posted Mon, August 18, 2014 in All Posts, Recent Press

Forty years ago Oregon had very little winemaking. The land was cultivated with other crops, such as apples and walnuts. Few grew grapes and even less made wine. Then five families moved up and started growing grapes and making wine. For a long time, there was nothing extraordinary about it. But slowly and steadily, the Oregon wine initiative gained momentum and today it is considered one of the most interesting places for winemaking. Recently BKWine reporter Ulf Bengtsson had the pleasure of participating in a lunch tasting with Maria Ponzi, daughter of the founders, and marketing manager at...

Staff Fun Fact - Brenna

Posted Thu, August 14, 2014 in All Posts, Staff Fun Facts

Meet Brenna, Ponzi's Sales Administrator/Export Sales, for this week's staff Fun Fact Friday! Brenna graduated from Linfield College in 2012 with a degree in marketing. She originally worked in the marketing department at an insurance company, but found a passion for wine while living in McMinnville, Oregon. She has been working at Ponzi for a year and a half, and during her short time here has already traveled to South Korea and China to assist with export sales. Brenna works with Ponzi's national distribution company & Ponzi’s Direct Sales team, and loves being able to sell Ponzi wines...

Wedding Photoshoot at Ponzi Vineyards

Posted Thu, August 14, 2014 in All Posts, Wine Events

Photographer Christa Taylor visits Ponzi Vineyards for a stunning wedding photo shoot...

Warm weather hurries along grapes, leading to early harvest

Posted Tue, August 12, 2014 in All Posts, Harvest, Winery Update

Warm weather is hurrying things along in the vineyard and Harvest is just around the corner. We’re looking at picking 2-3 weeks early this year, with the first fruit expected to come in mid-September. Overall the fruit is looking very healthy and exhibiting some very pretty flavors. The cool nights we’ve had and will continue to see help maintain a balanced acidity. An early harvest typically means we avoid the threat of picking into the rainy season which is ideal for Oregon Harvest. With a healthy yield this vintage, we have the advantage of being able to drop fruit while maintaining...

Ponzi Wine Bar named as one of Chehalem Valley’s most notable wineries

Posted Tue, August 12, 2014 in All Posts, Recent Press

Centrally located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the Chehalem Valley plays host to nearly 100 wineries, a few hundred vineyards, sophisticated culinary and arts scenes and plenty of back country roads just made for unhurried Sunday drives. You’ll find the valley’s home base in the city of Newberg—the boyhood home town of President Herbert Hoover—roughly 40 minutes from Portland. Whether you’re into local history, browsing a historic city center or tasting local wines, Chehalem Valley is ideal for a day trip or longer...