AVA - Chehalem Mountains, Oregon
Dick and Nancy Ponzi founded their family winery and vineyards in 1970. Their philosophy of pioneering, innovating, experimenting and consistently achieving excellence in their wines, is still practiced today under the family's second generation management. Daughter Luisa Ponzi now holds title of winemaker, and chardonnay and pinot noir are an emphasis. Reserve releases of each wine are fine examples of what the Willamette Valley is capable of. Ponzi pinot noir wines are the result of 40 years experience and show depth of character, partly due to the significant vine age at many of the winery's vineyards.