45 Years In, Ponzi Vineyards Still Pushing Innovation
This year marks the 45th anniversary for Ponzi Vineyards. Luisa Ponzi recently sat down with Andy Perdue of Great Northwest Wines to discuss the Ponzi’s early days and how the winery has paved the way for developments in Oregon viticulture while maintaining its reputation as a prominent winery. The article, “45 years in, Ponzi Vineyards still pushing innovation,” offers an amazing behind-the-scenes look at the family’s rich history in the Oregon wine industry. Be sure to check out the podcast as well, available on iTunes!
Ponzi Vineyards Sees Oregon Chardonnay on the Rise
Luisa Ponzi sat down with Shanken News Daily on a recent New York trip to discuss Ponzi Vineyards’ significant role in Oregon’s wine industry.
Aside from discussing top scoring wines, Ponzi’s substantial growth including expansion to a new winery and tasting room, Luisa talked about the strides that Ponzi is making in Chardonnay production.
2012 Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay Impresses Critics
The 2012 Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay continues to stand out as a top wine - it received an impressive 96 points and was named "Editor's Choice" by Wine Enthusiast.
The article on Oregon Chardonnay, which is featured in the July 2015 issue, states "This sensational effort comes from 20-year-old vines. It's a glorious wine; textural, generous and complex. The bright and fruity midpalate blends flavors of peach, quince, honey, tea and caramel, buoyed by juicy acidity and a touch of minerality."
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.”
Praise for Ponzi Wines
We’re excited about the article, “The Wonderful Wines of the Willamette Valley” which ran on Vindy.com featuring Ponzi wines! Writer Brian Fry calls the 2013 Ponzi Pinot Gris “bright and fresh with citrus fruits and floral elements” and the 2012 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir “well-constructed with great cherry and berry fruits.”