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September 29, 2017 | Ponzi Vineyards

Harvest Interns Welcomed to #pzharvest2017

Harvest has arrived in the Willamette Valley and so have Ponzi's lovely interns. These wine lovers are here to work hard from now until the end of harvest. They clean tubs, punch down grapes, clean the destemmer, drive fork lifts, pull juice samples for Winemaker Luisa Ponzi to taste, and generally help us with all the tough stuff needed to make harvest 2017 a success.

the pnzi harvest team cleans out the destemmer

Harvest is hard work, but there are some perks too! Luisa hosted a potluck mixer with three generations of the Ponzi family, the full time Ponzi team and the interns.

Delicious dishes paired with world class wine. The view of the sunset over the Chehalem Mountains served as a perfect dessert.

Time Posted: Sep 29, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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September 25, 2017 | Ponzi Vineyards

2016 Ponzi Pinot Gris Scores 91 from Wine Enthusiast

Scoring a 91 from Wine Enthusiast, the newly released 2016 Ponzi Pinot Gris has a textured palate laced with ginger spice, white pepper and peach. Yum!

Time Posted: Sep 25, 2017 at 12:09 PM
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September 19, 2017 | Ponzi Vineyards

Harvest 2017 Kicks Off at Ponzi

bins of chardonnay grapes in the orchard in the morning light

In the first morning light, the Ponzi vineyard crew was at the stunning Ponzi Aurora Vineyard picking the very first grapes of the season.

The freshly harvested Chardonnay grapes were then brought directly to the winery to be pressed. Ponzi staff pitched in sorting the fruit and Winemaker Luisa Ponzi toasted the new harvest season.

Winemaker Luisa smiles as we work out the kinks to the first chardonnay grape destemming

This week, the harvest interns arrived and are learning the ropes in preparation for the season. It's going to be a great year. Stay tuned!

 

Time Posted: Sep 19, 2017 at 3:05 PM
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September 11, 2017 | Ponzi Vineyards

Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Home of great Pinot Noir at any price

The artcle describes the 2014 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir: "Plum, raspberry and fresh black fig aromas abound. The palate is stuffed with dark-leaning fruit flavors, subtle spices and hints of bitter chocolate. Continuing fruit is joined by bits of Chicory on the somewhat lusty finish."

Read the full article here.

Time Posted: Sep 11, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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September 11, 2017 | Ponzi Vineyards

2014 Ponzi Avellana Pinot Noir is a top scoring wine from Oregon with 95 points from Wine Advocate

A bottle of the 2014 Ponzi Avellana Pinot Noir with a single glass next to it

Ponzi is proud that the 2014 Ponzi Avellana Pinot Noir is a top scoring wine from Oregon with 95 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 

Here's how the wine was described: “Medium-bodied, laced with firm, finely-grained tannins, it delivers intense red berry and earthy layers in the mouth with some exotic spices coming through, finishing long and refreshing....”  Read more>>

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Time Posted: Sep 11, 2017 at 4:28 PM
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September 11, 2017 | Ponzi Vineyards

Wine & Spirits Magazine Names 2014 Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay one of the Year's Best

Bottle of ponzi aurora chardonnay with a glass poured

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay was featured as one of the Year’s Best US Chardonnays, with a score of 94 points from Wine & Spirits.

From Wine & Spirits: "The flavors are fulsome and elegant at once, and while you may luxuriate in the texture, its quiet energy will be the lasting impression..."

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Time Posted: Sep 11, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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September 8, 2017 | Ponzi Vineyards

Ponzi Receives a Warm Welcome at Cambridge's EVOO

EVOO, an acclaimed Boston restaurantand Ponzi account, hosted Maria and Luisa Ponzi for a delicious meal and an opportunity to learn more about Ponzi Vineyards wines. The evening was as informative as it was enjoyable. Thanks to the EVOO staff for their enthusiasm for Ponzi wines.

 

Time Posted: Sep 8, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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September 1, 2017 | Ponzi Vineyards

Charity of the Month, September: Adelnate Mujeres

We are pleased to announce that by visiting Ponzi Vineyards Tasting Room this month and sampling our lovely current release wines, you can help us support Adelante Mujeres, a charity benefitting lower income, often overlooked and marginalized Latina women and their families. This local organization is focused on the providing education, empowerment and enterprise to the Latina community. Adelante Mujeres means, “women rise up, move forward” and has helped over 4,000 families to do just that since its foundation in 2002. Currently, they need help to purchase a building in Forest Grove, OR to home their educational programs. The organization believes education is essential to empowerment and offers a variety of child and adult focused classes including agricultural curriculum.

Winemaker Luisa Ponzi chose this charity because she cares about our vineyard and winery workers and their families. Ponzi and Adelante Mujeres not only share a commitment to the community, but also a dedication to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. This is why they were chosen to be our September charity of the month.

Here’s a little more about Adelante Mujeres:

MISSION

Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community.

VISION

Adelante Mujeres envisions a community where all families thrive.

VALUES

Believe in yourself and others and commit to personal growth.

Be in solidarity with the community.

Love and respect the earth.

To learn more about programs and services offered by Adelante Mujeres, click here.

Time Posted: Sep 1, 2017 at 10:15 AM