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The new website of the Ponty Winery

Dear Friends,

Two years ago, we released our first website to make our winery’s story and history accessible to anyone on the Internet. Today, we are happy to share with you a new 2.0 version of the Ponty Winery website:  www.pontyvineyards.com .This new website allows you to easily find all the information about our wines including our brochure, photos, videos, press articles, and the numerous awards we’ve accepted.

Here is an example video we recently added to our website: http://youtu.be/VGUPhRj-EV8. In this video we show you how to prepare, taste, and enjoy a bottle of wine at our home, Chateau du Pavillon. We created this video after receiving many questions about wine tasting. Do feel free to share it with your friends or clients.

Finally, we are proud to announce that a few days ago, Enrico Bernardo, Best Sommelier of the World 2004, selected our Chateau Grand Renouil and Petit Renouil wines for his Michelin starred restaurant ‘Il Vino’ and his wine store ‘Champagne et Vins’ in Paris. We highly recommend you pay his restaurant a visit next time you are in Paris, to enjoy one of the best wine lists of the city.

Happy July!
On behalf of the Ponty Family,
Helene Ponty

Interview in SCMP, March events and Michel’s birthday

Dear Friends,

First of all, we want to thank all our customers and friends who took the time last month to share their opinion about our new packaging. Most of you prefer a lighter and easier-to-carry 6-bottle box, so we will continue working on creating a beautiful flat box, while keeping the option for a 12-bottle box for special orders. We hope that you will be pleasantly surprised when we unveil this new design.

Speaking of packaging, this month the prominent newspaper South China Morning Post interviewed Helene on our gift box strategy in China. China is traditionally a big market for gifts, but with the new clampdown on corruption, this channel is declining. Nevertheless, presentation is very important, and we have created special gift boxes for this market that you can see in this article.

Ponty article in South China Morning

Ponty article in South China Morning Post

In March, we will once again be traveling the world to meet you and introduce our wines. On March 8th and 9th, Michel will be in Romorantin in France at the tasting organized by La Cave Palais Gourmets. He will then be in Belgium on March 29th and 30th for the tasting organized by Maison Mostade Hennebert in Solre sur Sambre. Contact us for more details. Helene will be touring China for various wine tastings. If you wish to co-organize a tasting or an event, please reach out to us, as we would be happy to come visit you.

wine tastingFinally, we could not let March start without mentioning an important milestone! On March 2nd, Michel turned 60 years old! Of course he still looks the same than when he started making wine in his family’s cellars 34 years ago, so please join me in wishing him a happy birthday and many more years of great winemaking.

Happy month of March!
For the Ponty Family,
Helene Ponty

Newsletter – December 2013

Dear Friends,

We cannot believe 2013 is already over! Our last event this year was the great Ponty concert and wine tasting lunch at restaurant Lozen-Boer in Lochristi, Belgium. Dominique and Pascale, Michel’s sister and niece, performed a piano and violin duet for our long-term clients in Belgium, who then enjoyed a delicious lunch paired with our most recent vintages. Wine and music have always been intertwined in our family, and we were so happy to show that through this event.

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREIn our vineyards, we started pruning the vines. Our tradition is to then collect the branches, dry them, and use them to grill meats in our chimney. It gives the meat a delicious flavor! The December skies have been amazing, and we have been blessed with many beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

P1040134Most of all, Michel, Helene, and all the Ponty family, wanted to thank you for your continuous support throughout the year. In 2013 more than ever, we tried to take all the ideas and questions you had about our packaging, presentation, communication, and integrate it in everything we do. This newsletter is one of the first examples of this, and 2014 will bring many more.

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Please continue to let us know what you like or dislike, what you don’t understand, where you would like to find our wines, and any suggestion you have for us. This is how we will grow and continue to not only give you the best wines, but also make sure you know how our wines are made, our family’s traditions and philosophy.
So from all our family, thank you, and we wish you a very happy new year.

For the Ponty Family,
Helene Ponty

Newsletter – November 2013

Dear Friends,

In November, Michel and Helene Ponty traveled many regions to represent the Ponty wines, while our 2013 vintage is slowly transforming into another great wine.

What happened in Canon Fronsac?
In our cellar, our 2013 red wines are undergoing the last fermentations in the vats, transforming the malic acids, before we start the ageing process. They will be ready around mid-2015, the 2013 white wine mid-2014. Don’t forget that the 2013 quantities will be around half of other vintages.
Because of high demand, we are soon running out of our Chateau Grand Renouil 2010 and Blanc de Grand Renouil 2012. Please reach out to us soon if you wish to grab some of our last bottles. Chateau Grand Renouil 2010 is especially exceptional.

Ponty on the road
Michel Ponty traveled to Chateauroux for the wine fair organized by Caves Raffault, and present the 2010 vintage and our 2012 white wine. Once again people were surprised by the great consistency of our white over the years and its extreme fragrance. Michel Ponty then visited our long-term clients in Belgium. Some of them are now the grandchildren of Victor Ponty’s clients more than 60 years ago! During this trip he finalized our upcoming event Ponty wine tasting, concert and lunch, featuring Dominique and Pascale Ponty playing piano and violin respectively, on December 8th at Lochristi (Belgium). We still have a few seats available for this event, email us at [email protected] for more details.
On the other side of the globe, Helene Ponty has been traveling from Beijing, to Shanghai and Xiamen to attend the Saint Emilion Pomerol Fronsac wine fairs organized there and represent Canon Fronsac wines. Many attendees told her how they felt that Canon Fronsac’s terroirs allowed for the best expression of the Merlot grapes.

Ponty Wines in the world
We are happy to announce that our Ponty wines are now available in Switzerland, and in Fujian province in China. Please contact us if you would like the contact information of our distributors there.

Finally, we want to leave you with our latest creation, a video introducing our winery! Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw-XRIelEIY

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTU3NzU1NDAw.html?xOn Behalf the Ponty Family,
Helene Ponty