President Maria Ponzi noted in Wine Enthusiast

Posted Tue, August 19, 2014 in All Posts, Recent Press

Ponzi Vineyards, established in 1970 by Dick and Nancy Ponzi, has named Anna Maria Ponzi president. Maria, who owns and operates the business with her sister, Winemaker Luisa Ponzi, has directed the company’s sales and marketing programs for more than 20 years.

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...

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...

2012 Ponzi Riesling among Oregon’s top Rieslings

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

Most people still have no idea that Oregon even grows Riesling, yet amidst the crowded hills of Pinot Noir, there lie an increasing number of Riesling vineyards. So many, in fact that continuing to describe these growers as experimental is as inaccurate as it is unfair.....2012 Ponzi Riesling, Willamette Valley -- Pale gold in the glass, this wine smells of wet stones and white flowers with notes of orange peel. Orange peel flavors mix with wet stones and white flowers in the body of the wine, with slightly subdued acidity. Tart bitterness, and more sensation of the acidity lingers in the...

Maria Ponzi named among several “top-notch winemakers and representatives”

Posted Thu, August 07, 2014 in All Posts, Recent Press

In addition to the culinary experiences, many top-notch winemakers and representatives serve as hosts to more than 70 wine and spirits seminars. Some participants include: Maria Ponzi, of Ponzi Vineyards, Greg Morthole, of Rodney Strong Vineyards, Rob Mondavi, of M. Mondavi Wines and the Edrington Spirits Collection, including The Macallan and Brugal....