Forbes Magazine reports on Oregon’s newest AVAs, Tualtin Hills and The Laurelwood District, which both contain the highest concentrations of Laurelwood soils in Oregon. This soil, which is essentially windblown silt sized sediments or loess, produces Pinot Noir in the classical Burgundian style and Chardonnay that is full of white flowers, bright acidity and a hint of salinity.
The petition to the TTB for the Laurelwood District was formally submitted in 2016 by Ponzi Vineyards and Dion Vineyard. In an interview with the second generation winemaker and owner, Luisa Ponzi, exclaimed that “it’s been a decade-long project and is a natural next step towards further defining the Willamette Valley.”
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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.