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50 Years of Family Winemaking at Ponzi Vineyards

Travel Oregon published a comprehensive history of Ponzi Vineyards, in honor of the winery’s milestone 50 year anniversary. The piece chronicles how Dick and Nancy Ponzi founded the winery in 1970, and the evolution of the property under the watchful eyes of Maria (President) and Luisa (Winemaker) Ponzi. The second generation sisters continue their father’s legacy for producing wines that set the benchmark for the Willamette Valley. Read the full story HERE to get a better understanding of their journey and accomplishments.

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    Ponzi Vineyards

    Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the wine map, and the Ponzi family has worked continuously for over 50 years leading and innovating in the region and, in the case of Pinot Noir, across the country and indeed the world. Today winemaker Luisa Ponzi continues her work with the family of Champagne Bollinger, which acquired the estate in 2021.