Weekend Recap: Harvest Tours

Posted Mon, October 22, 2012 in All Posts

We were so pleased to share Ponzi Harvest with visitors from around the country this past weekend. Four tours through the four-level gravity-flow facility were offered to guests, with insightful commentary from Direct Sales Manager, Jeff Mathews.

The tour led groups through the winery, and the stages of the winemaking process. Lucky guests saw fruit brought into the crush pad and processed, fermentor punch downs and barreling. 

Following the tours a harvest lunch was served featuring seasonal ingredients, paired with Ponzi wines.


Harvest Update

Posted Mon, October 22, 2012 in All Posts

Harvest can often be grueling, with long hours and plenty of physical work, but in years like 2012, a beautiful vintage makes it all worthwhile. At this point, most of the Pinot noir has been processed and is now receiving manual punch downs twice daily throughout fermentation. Pinot lots that have completed the primary fermentation are then gently pressed and feed by gravity to the barrel room. Pinot enjoys 12 hours in a settling tank before making its way to barrel. Just a handful of barrels have been filled, dozens go!

2010 Pinots: “Gloriously Pretty”

Posted Mon, October 22, 2012 in All Posts

An October article in the San Francisco Chronicle details a matured Oregon wine industry producing Pinots with "great structure: acidity that's in perfect balance, tannins that are firm but not stern." What's more, the 2010 vintage is hailed here as a "vintage to cherish". 2010 brought its share of difficulties and was not initially viewed in a favorable light by critics. What Oregon winemakers have accomplished over their 50 year history is the ability to overcome challenges and highlight the best parts of a vintage- producing some very beautiful wines.

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Beautiful weather ensures progress

Posted Mon, October 22, 2012 in All Posts

The roof is going up as the framing is completed on both the tasting room and the offices.

Ponzi in the Beautiful Midwest

Posted Mon, October 22, 2012 in All Posts

Maria Ponzi spent the week visiting the midwest including Chicago, Milwaukee and Kohler, WIsconsin.