Dick and Nancy Ponzi


Peterson, Jeff




56 minutes 56 seconds

Publication Date

July 1, 2010

Interview Summary

Originally having nothing to do with viticulture or enology, Dick and Nancy Ponzi were just working class citizens of Southern California. Their path began to unfold one day when Dick decided to revive his family tradition of home wine making. Their interest grew and they moved to Oregon where they established their vineyard in 1970 and produced their first vintage in 1974.

This interview was conducted by Jeff Peterson on July 1, 2010.


Some oral history interviews are conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.