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New Ponzi Winemaking Facilty Due for Completion Harvest 2008

by Lisa Shara Hall
January 04, 2008
The Ponzi family is constructing a new winery, located closer to their vineyards on the east and north faces of Chehalem Mountain and away from the landfill that has plagued them at the original location in Beaverton. The closest town is Scholls, Oregon.

Nancy Ponzi says, "The property--as yet un-named because the five of us can't agree, how amazing--is 42 acres with, as required, 15 acres planted. All soils on the eastern face of Chehalem are Laurelwood; however we were so surprised to find a deep red color--so red--as excavation proceded. The pond, 1.25 million gallons and already full from recent rains, is located near the entrance. It will be planted to clean the water as it is recycled in from winery waste water system".

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Dick Ponzi has designed the building to be a functional space.

At this time, no tasting room will be located at the new building; the Ponzis will keep their original location and use it as the tasting room.

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