26 June 2018 News

F&W’s resident wine expert Ray Isle encourages readers to break the “rule” that red wine should only be served at room temperature – especially for summer. The story, featured in the magazine’s July issue, offers helpful do’s and don’ts for chilling red wines. The 2016 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir ($27) is among the editor’s top picks, where he elaborates to say “this cherry-rich Pinot from Oregon’s Willamette Valley tastes great after a few minutes on ice.” Read the full story here.




29 May 2018 News



We are thrilled that Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr of the Capital Gazette sing such high praise of the rose wines from Guigal and Ponzi. For Guigal, “a perennial favorite of ours, the consistently good Guigal delivers fresh raspberry and citrus notes with balanced acidity and long finish.” Regarding Ponzi Vineyards, they remark “This fabulous pinot noir house from Oregon’s Willamette Valley has produced an excellent, balanced rose with a beautiful rust/orange color and generous strawberry and citrus aromas.” See the full list here.

6 February 2018 News

In a recent article on Vinous, Josh Raynolds discusses the amazing Pinot Noirs that hail from Oregon. In it, he states, “I can’t think of any other Pinot-producing region, anywhere, that delivers such consistent bang for the Pinot buck, from entry-level bottlings up to limited-production examples that are raised with the pampering lavished on a Kobe steer. That’s particularly true if one is looking for wines that show abundant fruit and supple texture.”

Read the full article here.

30 January 2018 Feature, News, Videos

15 September 2017 News

Wine & Spirits Magazine named Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay 2014 Year’s Best Chardonnay. Rated a stellar 94 points by W&S, Chardonnay vines at Aurora Vineyard range from 10-20 years old. Their roots grow deep into the rich Laurelwood Soil, found in the Chehalem Mountains, which offers more intense flavors to the finished wine.

“This makes the most of a warm, generous vintage, offering plenty of body as well as drive. The scents of hazelnut and pear are lavish, with caramel accents that assert themselves but don’t overreach. The flavors are fulsome and elegant at once, and while you may luxuriate in the texture, its quiet energy will be the lasting impression. Generous now, it has the stuffing to cellar.” 94 Wine & Spirits Magazine

24 August 2017 News

Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr of the Capital Gazette praise Luisa Ponzi’s innovative methods and unique approach to creating some of Oregon’s finest Pinot Noirs. The article explores Luisa’s planting techniques, which she calls “clonal massale.” As noted in the article, this methods leads to “pinot noir with more dimension and character than those made from selected clones.”

Read the full article here.

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.”

Read the full article here.

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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