50 Years of Pinot noir in the Willamette Valley
Posted Tue, May 26, 2015 in All Posts
2015 marks both the 50th anniversary of the first Pinot noir plantings in the Willamette Valley as well as Ponzi Vineyards' 45th anniversary. We are excited to share a series of articles from The Oregonian, all of which highlight these milestones and sharing the rich history of the industry. Enjoy!
Maria Ponzi visits Denmark
Maria Ponzi is back in Oregon after an eventful week in Denmark! From hosting winemaker dinners at top restaurants including Goma, Memu and The Standard, to attending lunches and wine tastings, Maria is committed to ensuring that our largest international market continues to enjoy fine Ponzi wines. During this trip, Maria was able to meet with trade, sommeliers, chefs, consumers, buyers and more to share the Ponzi story along with current releases.
Kati Focareto for Hospitality Hero!
We are pleased to announce that Kati Focareto, Director of Hospitality and Events, is a finalist for the Washington County Visitors Association's 2014 Hospitality Hero award! We're honored that Kati is a part of the Ponzi Vineyards team and are excited to share in this well-deserved accolade.
2014 Ponzi Pinot Gris: “Springtime in a Glass”
We’re already hearing great things about the new release 2014 Ponzi Pinot Gris! In the blackdresstraveler.com article “Springtime in a Glass,” writer Wanda Mann says the “Ponzi Pinot Gris makes me want to put on a floral sundress and sip wine al fresco with someone special!” Additionally, she noted that Ponzi Vineyards first planted Pinot Gris in 1978 and “is recognized as ones of Oregon’s most consistent producers of the varietal.”