Bringing Vines to the Valley: Dick and Nancy Ponzi Interview
56 minutes 56 seconds
Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology
This interview is an oral history conducted by Dr. Jeff Peterson, director of the Linfield Center for the Northwest, with Dick and Nancy Ponzi, of Ponzi Vineyards. The interview took place at Ponzi Winery on July 1, 2010.
Originally having nothing to do with viticulture or enology, Dick and Nancy Ponzi were working class citizens of southern California. Their path began to unfold one day when Dick decided to revive his family tradition of home winemaking. Their interest grew and they moved to Oregon where they established their vineyard in 1970 and produced their first vintage in 1974.
In this interview, the Ponzis talk about some of their early days in the Oregon wine industry and what brought them to the Pacific Northwest on their agricultural journey. They describe in detail some of the processes and highlights they've seen throughout their years in the industry.
Ponzi, Dick and Ponzi, Nancy, "Bringing Vines to the Valley: Dick and Nancy Ponzi Interview" (2010). Oral History Interviews: Ponzi Vineyards. Video File. Submission 1.