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September 1, 2017 |

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.

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August 25, 2017 |

Presenting the 2015 Ponzi Single Vineyard Cuvees

 

We’re pleased to present the 2015 Ponzi Single Vineyard Cuvées, showcasing the most outstanding vineyards from what has been called “the state’s most extraordinary vintage” by Wine Spectator.

Winemaker Luisa Ponzi is renowned for her mastery of blending many vineyards to create elegant and balanced Pinot noirs and Chardonnays. But when a single site expresses all the qualities of a complex, complete wine, it is selected for a limited production bottling and named for the vineyard from which it is crafted.

From Ponzi Vineyards’ 45th year come five wines from five distinct vineyards:

2015 Ponzi Abetina Pinot Noir
2015 Ponzi Aurora Pinot Noir
2015 Ponzi Vigneto Pinot Noir featuring Wahle Vineyard
2015 Ponzi Avellana Chardonnay
2015 Ponzi Aurora Chardonnay

To access these beautiful wines before they are returned to the cellar, contact us at orders@ponziwines.com.

Pre-release access to these wines ends Saturday, October 7th. Reserve your wines for pick up at the Harvest Dinner or for shipping after the event.

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August 21, 2017 |

Total Eclipse in Wine Country

We had the pleasure of viewing the eclipse at Ponzi Vineyards this morning. While we weren’t completely in the path of totality, the event was nothing short of extraordinary.

The Ponzi team gathered on the winery plaza to share the experience together. The anticipation and excitement were palpable. An eerie shadow swept across the valley as the moon eclipsed the sun. Just as quickly as the landscape darkened, the sun’s steadfast rays came shining through once again, flooding the winery grounds in light.

Missed the eclipse? You won’t have to wait long. While Oregon won’t be in the path of totality, the next total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States in 2024!

Time Posted: Aug 21, 2017 at 12:04 PM Permalink to Total Eclipse in Wine Country Permalink
 
August 18, 2017 |

Eclipse 2017: Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse

The countdown begins to the total solar eclipse and Oregon happens to be right in the path of totality. The team here at Ponzi Vineyards is gearing up to experience history in the making. In an effort to ensure everyone stays safe watching the eclipse across the world, here are some tips from our friends at NASA:

Eclipse 101: Safety

Viewing Details

Reputable Vendors of Solar Glasses

On Monday, August 21st, the Ponzi Vineyards Tasting Room will be open regular hours, 11-5:30pm.

Plan your visit>>

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August 18, 2017 |

Eclipse 2017: Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse

The countdown begins to the total solar eclipse and Oregon happens to be right in the path of totality. The team here at Ponzi Vineyards is gearing up to experience history in the making. In an effort to ensure everyone stays safe watching the eclipse across the world, here are some tips from our friends at NASA:

Eclipse 101: Safety

Viewing Details

Reputable Vendors of Solar Glasses

On Monday, August 21st, the Ponzi Vineyards Tasting Room will be open regular hours, 11-5:30pm.

Plan your visit>>

Time Posted: Aug 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM Permalink to Eclipse 2017: Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse Permalink Comments for Eclipse 2017: Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse Comments (6629)
 
August 17, 2017 |

A to Z Wine Works and Rex Hill Visit

Members of the Ponzi Vineyard’s team visited A to Z Wineworks for an inspiring afternoon of facility touring, wine tasting and education with A to Z Founder Cheryl Francis.

Time Posted: Aug 17, 2017 at 12:14 PM Permalink to A to Z Wine Works and Rex Hill Visit Permalink
 
August 14, 2017 |

Charity of the Month: Farmers Ending Hunger

Join us in supporting Farmers Ending Hunger throughout the month of August by visiting the Ponzi Vineyards Tasting Room and enjoying a tasting of current release wines. A portion of the proceeds from these tastings will benefit Farmers Ending Hunger.

Farmers Ending Hunger

Mission
The mission of Farmers Ending Hunger is to eliminate hunger in Oregon by increasing the amount of high quality food available to hungry local communities through a partnership of farmers, food processors, Oregon Food Bank and the public.

Growing Crops
Farmers Ending Hunger begins with Oregon farmers and ranchers who raise hundreds of acres of produce, grain and cattle. With a little extra effort, each farmer donates an acre or two to feed the hungry and suddenly our network has thousands of tons of fresh food!

Transportation
After it is harvested, some of the donated food leaves the farm or ranch for processing facilities, where it becomes canned pears, frozen peas or pancake mix. A portion of the produce is delivered fresh to Oregon Food Bank.

Processing
Local processors help Farmers Ending Hunger preserve the harvest by canning and freezing it. The majority of fresh crops must be turned into shelf stable food that can be added to emergency relief boxes throughout the year.

Food Distribution
Finally the food arrives at Oregon Food Bank where it is distributed to Oregon’s hungriest individuals. With your help every acre and row have been transformed into cans of green beans, packages of ground beef and stalks of fresh broccoli, ready to feed and nourish.

Adopt-an-Acre
Adopt-an-Acre was created to get fresh food from the field to the mouths of the people who need it. Cash contributions from the urban community in support of this effort are used to cover the remaining costs associated with product sorting, canning and freezing to extend the life of fresh produce, processing wheat to make pancake mix, storing the food and delivering it to Oregon Food Bank.

Learn More

Time Posted: Aug 14, 2017 at 4:59 PM Permalink to Charity of the Month: Farmers Ending Hunger Permalink
 
August 8, 2017 |

Ponzi Vineyards supports local scholarship fund

LIVE logo

Each month Ponzi Vineyards supports a different local charity by donating a portion of the proceeds from tasting fees. In June we featured LIVE, Inc. We are proud to share that our donation will help fund a scholarship for first-generation students enrolled in the Wine Studies Program at Chemeketa Community College.

LIVE supports environmentally and socially responsible winegrowing through third-party certification and education. Since 2000, all four Ponzi Vineyard sites have been certified by the organization.

From LIVE:

Al MacDonald/LIVE Wine Studies Scholarship Fund

The Oregon wine industry employs many promising young people of color. Our goal is to provide assistance to first-generation students enrolled in the Wine Studies Program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR. Funds will be used to help defray tuition costs and other educational expenses. Participating students must enroll or be enrolled in classes and make consistent progress toward their degrees or certificates in the Wine Studies Program.

Donations will be generously matched up to the $5000 milestone by Al MacDonald, one of the founders of both LIVE and the Wine Studies Department at Chemeketa Community College. This scholarship has been named to honor his lifetime of service in education and sustainable agriculture.

Donations above the $10,000 milestone will be used to further fund this scholarship, and to establish similar endowments at other community colleges with wine studies programs in the Pacific Northwest.

LIVE is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that promotes environmentally and socially responsible winegrowing practices in the Pacific Northwest. Our third-party certification of vineyards and wineries is internationally recognized as the gold standard for sustainable winegrowing programs.

Questions about this scholarship or about sustainable agriculture can be emailed to LIVE Executive Director Chris Serra at chris@livecertified.org.

Donate directly to this fund >>

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May 10, 2017 |

New Space for Wine Events Breaks Ground

We're thrilled to announce we've broken ground on a new hospitality space! The extension, designed by Fogelstrom Design Build will offer a venue in addition to the tasting room for wine-centric events. The modern tasting room, also by Fogelstrom Design Build, opened in 2013. The hospitality space, ideal for wine dinners, receptions and special tastings is expected to open spring 2018.

Time Posted: May 10, 2017 at 2:17 PM Permalink to New Space for Wine Events Breaks Ground Permalink