Nancy Ponzi named “woman of influential nature” by In the Mix magazine
Nancy's accomplishments were almost too much to write about in this space but they include: co-founder of The Consumers' Food Council, environmental lobbyist at the Oregon legislature, president of the Washington County Women's Federation, holding various offices in the Oregon Winegrowers Association, being a founder director of both the Board of Washington County Visitors Association and the Washington County Wineries Association, being instrumental in establishing the Oregon "Wine Advisory Board, as well as co-founding ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction and helping found the Oregon...
2012 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve One of Forbes’ Top Ten Wines from 2014
"Oregon chardonnay is just knockout delicious, if you haven’t tried any, then start with this one. The nose has lemons and lime; palate is juicy and mouthwatering but with folds of creamy texture. Better than most reds at the table…like a layer cake of peach, clementine, and citrus."
2012 Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay receives 94 points from Wine Spectator Insider
"Taut, focused and expressive, aligning vibrant pear, Winesap apple and mineral flavors into a brilliant beam that picks up hints of clove and tomato leaf as the finish gains momentum. Seamless and elegant. Drink now through 2020..."
Ponzi one of Two Oregon wines on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list
Wine Spectator has released its Top 100 Wines of 2014 list and two wines from Oregon have claimed places among the honored. Ponzi 2012 Tavola Willamette Valley Pinot Noir was ranked No. 53 and King Estate's Acrobat 2012 Oregon Pinot Noir was ranked No. 78. "We're thrilled. It's a big deal," said Ponzi president Maria Ponzi. "The particular vintage, the 2012, was an exceptional vintage." The Tavola label (which means table wine in Italian) was created about 15 years ago as a wine to showcase the Willamette Valley and the style of pinot noir at Ponzi at an affordable price point, she said....
‘Ponzi in Full Gear’ according to Sommelier Journal
"The pioneering Willamette Valley winery is up to new tricks. When Dick and Nancy Ponzi founded the Ponzi winery in Oregon’s Wiollamette Valley in 1970, they were unaware of the region’s other wine pioneers, David Lett and Dick Erath. Four years later, the first vintage of Ponzi Pinot Noir was produced and introduced to the Portland market in 1976. The Ponzi family was the first to introduce Pinot Gris into the area, in 1978, packaging it in half bottles....