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Ponzi Vineyards President Maria Ponzi visits Good Day Oregon to talk about her family winery’s benchmark 50th anniversary this year. Together, they discuss the winery’s evolution and trailblazing past while tasting a few of their most popular wines made by her sister, Winemaker Luisa Ponzi, including the 2016 Chardonnay Reserve, 2016 Classico Pinot Noir and 2016 Pinot Noir Reserve.
Before the Willamette Valley became widely known across the world as a premiere wine region, the Ponzi family was settling into the damp, cold climate, thinking it could be just the right place to start a vineyard. Fifty years later, it’s grown into a world-class, well-known winery that has stood the test of time with its quality and class. Stephanie Domurat stopped by Ponzi Vineyards to speak with Anna Maria Ponzi about her family’s history in winemaking and how they’re celebrating their milestone year
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The Ponzi family has dedicated over 25 years to innovation in farming and winemaking to develop Oregon Chardonnay's place in the world. Luisa Ponzi's formative experiences working in Burgundy in the early 1990s guide her vision of producing complex and ageworthy Chardonnay.
The "classic" representation of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, this wine encapsulates the experience, innovation, top vineyard sources, and expertise of the pioneering Ponzi family. Among the first to make Pinot Noir in Oregon and the United States and, since the start, among the very best.
The Pinot Noir Reserve comes primarily from estate grown fruit on Laurelwood soil in the Chehalem Mountains, including from some of Oregon’s oldest vines. It is hand crafted on a boutique scale, with tremendous attention to detail. An intense wine, it has an explosive nose of sassafras, coffee, sweet plum and spice box; a full and seamless palate with baker's chocolate, blueberry, lavender and tea; and a long and balanced finish. I
Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the map in the United States and the world. The mantle has been picked up by daughters Maria and Luisa Ponzi, who continue the family history of leadership and innovation in the region and, in the case of Pinot Noir, across the country.