Founded in 1970 by Dick and Nancy Ponzi, Ponzi vineyards is considered a pioneer in its field, setting the standard for
viticultural innovation and winemaking excellence in Oregon. 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. In 1988, Robert Parker named Dick Ponzi as
one of the finest winemakers in the world; only three other Americans were so recognized.
In 1994 Dick handed over winemaking duties to his daughter Luisa, 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.
Ponzi Vineyards consistently achieves excellence in the creation of its wines. No expense is spared, no experiment untried.
“There is a reputation behind our label that I want people to know they can count on.”
~ Winemaker Luisa Ponzi