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October 25, 2017 |

Visualizing Ponzi's New Hospitality Space with Maria Ponzi

Winery President Maria Ponzi shares her vision for the comfortably luxurious interior of Ponzi's new hospitality space, due to be completed in March 2018.

Time Posted: Oct 25, 2017 at 1:33 PM
 
October 6, 2017 |

New Release - 2016 Ponzi Vino Gelato

The newest vintage of Ponzi's Vino Gelato is available in the Tasting Room. Winemaker Luisa Ponzi describes the unique desert wine as having, "high toned notes of clementine, dried mango, sultanas and vanilla poached pears, intermingled with hints of juniper berry, clove and amaretto. The palate is lavender honey and guava, finishing with an orange zest and tamarind brightness." Stop by to pick up a bottle or order online

Time Posted: Oct 6, 2017 at 3:29 PM
 
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.

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

Time Posted: Aug 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM
 
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
 
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
 
August 4, 2017 |

A new look for Cugini Sparkling Grape Juice

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We’re pleased to present Cugini Sparkling Grape Juice in new versatile 12 ounce bottles. This natural and non-alcoholic beverage is crafted in the spirit of the Ponzi family’s Italian heritage and the youngest members of the Ponzi family, the eight cousins. Second generation vintners and mothers, Maria & Luisa Ponzi honor the beloved tradition of gathering around the table every evening to share stories from the day. When everyone has a delicious beverage in hand this important ritual is enhanced, making otherwise ordinary conversations memorable. Learn more at cuginisparkling.com

Cugini is only available at the Ponzi Vineyards tasting room and offered in 4pks and cases

Time Posted: Aug 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM