Ponzi Arneis a Wines Northwest Favorite
"This unique Italian variety almost became extinct in its native Piedmont region until a renewed interest in the 1990s brought expanded plantings. The grape name means “little rascal” in the Piemontese dialect, because it is reputedly difficult to grow. The Ponzis have conquered that problem and continue to produce a fabulous Arneis offering aromas of apple and baking spice and a complex palate of pear, spice, floral perfume and hints of Japanese plum wine."
George Washington’s Favorite Wine
Posted Mon, February 20, 2017 in All Posts
Did you know that George Washington’s favorite wine was Madeira? He first ordered a pipe (approximately 126 gallons) of this wine in 1759 and continued to enjoy it throughout his presidency and when hosting guests in his home at Mount Vernon. Madeira was even raised to toast the signing of the Declaration of Independence! Today, wine continues to be an important part of White House dinners and events. We are honored that Ponzi wines have been served at the White House for the past two decades.
Wild Child Clones
Posted Wed, February 15, 2017 in All Posts
IN THE DECEMBER/JANUARY ISSUE OF THE SOMM JOURNAL, we touched on the subject of clonal massale (see page 83) and how the unsystematic planting of several clones in a single block is akin to wildflowers growing in a field. We wanted to engage with the folks at Ponzi Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley to see how the wines made from their clonal massale sites have progressed thanks to this technique. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi plants all of the estate Pinot Noir blocks with this method, allowing the clones to complement one another, with the idea that quality will prevail, along with superb...
The wines have arrived!
Ponzi wines have arrived in Denmark! The chefs are busy tasting through them and beginning to think about flavors and textures that will pair well.
What is New Nordic cuisine?
The core concepts behind the New Nordic Kitchen are using ingredients that taste of the terroir in which it is grown or caught. It’s all about great taste and flavors, combined with simplicity and a commitment to sustainability. These concepts are especially close to our hearts as wine producers and farmers of the land.