2011 Oregon Harvest Update on OPB

Posted Tue, November 08, 2011 in All Posts

Wine Industry Predicting 'Miracle' Harvest

Rob Manning | November 7, 2011 | Portland, OR

Oregon's wine industry is using words like "miracle" to describe this year's grape harvest. That's quite a change from a month ago, when experts worried that the wet, chilly summer could spell trouble for Oregon's two and a $500 million wine industry.

A spell of mild and sunny weather and some smart farming are credited with turning the harvest around. Growers say the cool summer made the grapes develop much more slowly than usual, and caused a really late harvest that's just now finishing. But...

Ponzi Dolcetto featured on oregonwinegeeks.com

Posted Tue, November 08, 2011 in All Posts

Oregon Wine Geeks
Friday, November 04, 2011

2008 Ponzi Vineyards Dolcetto

The Ponzi Dolcetto comes from the Aurora Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA it’s a lovely ruby to garnet translucent wine. The nose reveals black fruit, vanilla wafers, graphite, cracked black pepper and licorice. The palate shows full body, semi-sweet fruit, firm middle palate and very tannic acid finish with great length and even body. Great with food it mellows and expands the finish, complex and fun to drink.

Score: 89
Cost: $ 25
Wine Type: Dolcetto, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Chehalem Mountains

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The Last Ponzi Fruit of 2011 is Picked!

Posted Tue, November 08, 2011 in All Posts

The work in the vineyard is done for the season. Picking ended with the last block of Pinot noir at Ponzi's Aurora Vineyard, as well as the two acre plot of Dolcetto coming in on a beautiful, crisp Monday morning. As the canopy shuts down, the work in the winery is still ramped up to the max. The barrel room is filling up, with barrels stacked 4 high this year! That means lots of delicious wine to enjoy in the coming months. 2011 whites will release throughout the spring, and the first of the reds next November. It's been a busy but successful Harvest, with plenty of beautiful, flavorful...

Busy Morning at the Ponzi Winery

Posted Thu, November 03, 2011 in All Posts

Thank you to all who joined us for Ponzi Harvest Tours!

Posted Thu, November 03, 2011 in All Posts

What an exciting weekend to share with our favorite customers. With production in full swing, guests enjoyed a rare opportunity to trudge through the thick of Harvest. With fermentors abundant, and the barrel room filling up, there was plenty of exciting activity to see.