Burning the Midnight Oil

Posted Fri, October 28, 2011 in All Posts

It's a fast and furious Harvest this year. The sunny dry weather this past week has allowed a good portion of the fruit to come in, and it looks stunning. Yesterday boasted the biggest burst of fruit entering the crush pad. The crew processed an impressive 130 tons in one day. That must be a record!

The first of the Pinot Noir went to barrel yesterday as well. The winery is filling up with small lot fermentors of Pinot that will soon head to barrel as well.

‘09 Ponzi Pinot Featured in SF Chronicle

Posted Wed, October 26, 2011 in All Posts

2009 Ponzi Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($35, 13.8%): Another score for experience in this vintage. Luisa Ponzi found a quintessential Willamette expression in this firm, mineral-driven bottle, made from a blend of 10 sites. Dusky cherry and bright cranberry fruit that all comes together with forest-floor scents.

Oregon Pinot Noir: The Chronicle recommends
Jon Bonné
Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ponzi Contest Winners Enjoy Harvest

Posted Sat, October 22, 2011 in All Posts

The winners of this summer's "Passion for Ponzi" contest spent the day in wine country experiencing Harvest. Despite the cool morning, they picked a quarter ton of Pinot Noir at Aurora Vineyard in less than an hour! After picking, they followed the Pinot Noir into the winery to see all the action that takes place turning the grapes into wine. Harvest lunch followed accompanied by some delicious Ponzi wines of course. Not a bad days work!

Thank you to our winners for their fantastic entries showing their passion for Ponzi wine. Today we were honored to share our passion with you....

Picking complete at Avellana Vineyard

Posted Fri, October 21, 2011 in All Posts

Harvest kicked off on Sunday, October 16th at Ponzi's Avellana Vineyard, the youngest of Ponzi's four sites. Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the 25 acre site, planted in 2006, made their way into the winery for processing. Next stop, Ponzi's Aurora Vineyard- our largest vineyard.

Sunny Skies in the Willamette Valley

Posted Mon, October 17, 2011 in All Posts

The forecast looks good the next few days. Our vines are happily ripening, getting ready for picking! First day of Harvest for Ponzi was October 16th. Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Avellana Vineyard were picked and processed.