Pruning at Ponzi’s Aurora Vineyard
Posted Fri, July 27, 2012 in All Posts
By Nancy Ponzi
Leaf pulling- The purpose of leaf pulling in the summer months is to allow the free flow of air to prevent any mildew and give the clusters a kiss of summer sun. This of course requires intense hand work!
Today a large crew is at Aurora, hand pulling the 60+ acres to ensure even, full ripening as the season progresses. I find the workers by following the spirited conversations, laughter and companionable joking across the vineyard rows.
International Wine Cellar Reviews Rosés
Posted Wed, July 25, 2012 in All Posts
By Josh Raynolds
2011 Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley
($15) Light, bright orange. Discreet aromas of strawberry, orange zest and white flowers, with slow-building spiciness. Dry and focused on the palate, with lively red fruit flavors and a slightly bitter citrus element. Finishes with good clarity and cut, leaving a floral note behind.
The Best New Roses: 2012
By Josh Raynolds
Americans seem to have finally become comfortable with the fact that rose wines aren't just for summer drinking. They also seem to be realizing that a great rose--and there...
WILLAMETTE WOWS WITH ROSÉ- Grapefriend Blog
Posted Mon, July 23, 2012 in All Posts
WILLAMETTE WOWS WITH ROSÉ
July 21, 2012 · by grapefriend · in drink me. ·
Look at this gorgeous rosé rainbow
I know I already did a post on great American rosés, but I’m giving a whole separate post to ones from the Willamette Valley for a few reasons:
1) Willamette is one of my favorite wine regions in the US – it makes AMAZING Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, and you should be drinking a lot more of both. Most of the rosés are made from Pinot Noir, but the color runs the gamut as you can see from the lovely pic above.
2) The wineries sent wines in full force, and my doorman hated me as...
GoodCheapVino.com Reviews 2011 Rosé
Posted Fri, July 20, 2012 in All Posts
2011 Ponzi Pinot Noir Rosé is selected as GoodCheapVino.com's top bargain wine pick of the week.
Ponzi Pinot Noir Rose 2011 – $14.99 K&L Wines, $16.99 Weimax
This Rosé is produced by Ponzi Vineyards, one of the top wineries in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. This is the land of Pinot Noir, so why not use some of the grapes to make a fine Rosé? This one is a dandy! It has very light color, a beautiful shade of pink. It has a light cherry aroma, and then in the mouth the wine comes alive with crisp and delicate flavors. The wine has a great and long-lasting finish that lingers in the...
Hungarian Wine Writer Visits Ponzi
Posted Wed, July 18, 2012 in All Posts
The Quiet American - I section
Nicholas Csizmadia, wine writer, globetrotter | 2012th July 17, Tuesday 13:19
Roughly translated from Hungarian by Google Translate
Ponzi Vineyards: First trip to the Ponzi Vineyards. As it turns out, the founders of Ponzi Vineyards have nothing to do with Charles Ponzi of the pyramid scheme, even so, every sin is forgiven Charles! The family farm was founded in 1970 by viticulture pioneers Dick and Nancy Ponzi. The Ponzi vineyards are located in the northern part of the Willmatte Valley and total120 hectares, of which all are *LIVE (Low Input Viticulture...