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12 May 2017 News

Sandy Block features Ponzi Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 2013 in her article “Play It Cool.” She says that “One of the best-kept secrets in the world of wine is how wonderful Oregon chardonnay can taste. It’s understated and subtle, with mild, soft, creamy textures.” Ponzi leads this charge as one of the pioneering wine families of the Willamette Valley.

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2nd March 2017 News

Luisa Ponzi was featured in the article “Wild Child Clones” in the Feb/March 2017 issue of The Somm Journal. The article examines the art and science of clonal massale at Ponzi Vineyards. Luisa has been a leader in this arena and states “Each clone has a personality. When many are combined in a single block, the multitude of characteristics naturally brings complexity and dimension to the wines.”

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20 July 2016 News, Videos

Ray Isle of Food & Wine joins Kathie Lee and Hoda to discuss wine bar accessories. Most important, Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris! Check out the clip below.

“It’s Winesday Wednesday, the perfect time for Ray Isle of Food and Wine magazine to join Kathie Lee and Hoda with accessories for your wine bar, including corkscrews, glasses, buckets and more. Who will open a wine bottle faster: KLG with an electric corkscrew, or Hoda with a manual model? (Run time: 4:23)”

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27 June 2016 News

In the new August issue of Wine Enthusiast there is a fantastic full-page feature on Ponzi Vineyards’ Luisa Ponzi in an article entitled, “Growing Up in the Vineyard: Five Second-Generation Oregon Winemakers Share What It’s Been Like to Make a Career in the Family Vineyard.” (See attached and below.)

Luisa represents her family, her winery, and herself beautifully in the profile—noting, as the only woman among the five featured winemakers, that “I think the father-daughter transition is much easier than the father-son transition. For the first couple of years, he [Dick Ponzi] was there with me. But by 1996, he was pretty hands off.”

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7 April 2016 News, Videos

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7 April 2016 News

Blogger Kara Sweet blogged about her recent visit to Ponzi Vineyards on the Web site, “The Sweet Sommelier.” Below is an excerpt:

“A Classic–Ponzi Vineyards

As we wound our way up the gentle hillside, the overcast sky was barely letting the sun through. However, the looming rain clouds provided one of the most beautiful views: lush, green knolls in every direction we looked.

We passed houses and farmland, and then entered the sloping vineyards just before we glimpsed the gorgeous facility. Modern, with a rustic feel, the wood and glass seemed to fit into the hill itself, part of the environment as if it had always been there.

But it hadn’t. This was actually Ponzi Vineyards’ new tasting and production facility. Though these structures were only recently completed, it is the quintessential example of Willamette Valley wine—a family-owned winery that cares about the environment so much that it feels as if it is actually a part of the environment.”

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