Ponzi Vineyards, one of Oregon's pioneer wineries, was founded in 1970 by Dick and Nancy Ponzi. Since then they have set a standard for Oregon's viticultural innovation and winemaking excellence. In 1988 Dick Ponzi was recognized by Robert Parker as one of the world's finest winemakers, one of only three Americans so distinguished. In 1994 his daughter Luisa took over winemaking duties from her father, though the two still work closely together. Luisa apprenticed with Christophe Roumier of Domaine Roumier in Burgundy as well as with Luca Currado of Vietti in Piedmont. The Ponzi family has always maintained a philosophy of building strong, healthy vineyards through sustainable agricultural practices. All 120 acres of the Ponzi owned and managed vineyards - Estate, Abetina, Madrona, Aurora and Avellana - are LIVE Certified Sustainable. Ponzi Vineyards consistently achieves excellence in the creation of its wines. No expense is spared, nor experimentation left untried.
"There is a reputation behind our label that I want people to know they can count on.”
~ Winemaker Luisa Ponzi
|This very rare and special Italian varietal is traditionally planted in the Northern Piedmonte region of Italy. During one of the many trips to visit the Currado Family of Vietti Winery, the family was surprised by the wine’s elightful flavors and lovely balance. Continuing their innovation in the vineyard and cellar, they immediately planted cuttings of Arneis in 1991.
|Founded more than 30 years ago in Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, Ponzi Vineyards is internationally acclaimed for producing some of the world's finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and White Riesling.
For more than three decades, wine pioneers Dick and Nancy Ponzi have set the standard for Oregon's viticultural innovation while maintaining an unwavering commitment to a tradition of winemaking excellence. Today, this philosophy is carried on by the Ponzi Family's second generation: Winemaker Luisa Ponzi, Sales/Marketing Director Maria Ponzi Fogelstrom and Operations Manager Michel Ponzi.
The Ponzi Family's 100 acres of family-owned vineyards in the Northern Willamette Valley are LIVE Certified, the world's highest standard for sustainable viticulture. Ponzi Vineyards continues to hold long-term contracts with many of the best growers in the region.
Driven by the concept that the variety must match the terroir and climate, Ponzi Vineyards continues to set the standard for Oregon and remains at the forefront of the nation's top wine producers.