In early May, the Willamette Valley wine industry came together and loaded their vans with an astonishing 1,500 cases of wine and non-alcoholic sparkling wine grape juice. The caravan headed to facilitates in both Portland and Eugene with their gift of wine, providing a “thank you” to the people risking their lives on the COVID-19 front lines.
A “snowball project” that started with the efforts of a single restaurateur, Paul Bachand, kept on increasing in size until an impressive, 152 wineries contributed to the Willamette Valley Wineries Association’s “Wines for the Front Lines” Project. Vintus’ own Ponzi Vineyards contributed 268 cases of their ‘Cugini’ non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice to the project.
To read more about this impressive feat for our coronavirus caregivers, read the full story HERE.Million-dollar-convoy-of-Oregon-wine-delivers-smiles-to-coronavirus-caregivers-oregonlive.com_
Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the map in the United States and the world, 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 of the last 30 years with the family of Champagne Bollinger, which acquired Ponzi Vineyards in 2021.