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.

Ponzi-Argyle Cruise Featured in the Tri-City Herald Today

Posted Wed, November 02, 2011 in All Posts

Food for Thought: Oregon pinot noirs focus of 2012 cruise
By Loretto J. Hulse, Herald staff writer

If you enjoy European wines and cruise ships Food & Wine Trails Epicurean Tours has the vacation for you -- the Oregon Cult Pinot Noir Wine Cruise.

On June 25, the Regatta will leave Barcelona for a 10-day cruise to Athens. In between the ship will visit the Provence region, Florence, Rome, Amalfi, Ephesus and Santorini.

Hosts will be well known Oregon winemakers and winery owners Dick and Nancy Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards and Rollin and Corby Soles of Argyle and ROCO. Ashore, the...

2009 Oregon Vintage Profile from The Wine Advocate

Posted Wed, November 02, 2011 in All Posts

2009 Pinot Noir Reserve
91 points
Luisa Ponzi decided not to make any vineyard designates in the 2009 vintage so the 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve was the beneficiary of that fruit. Dark ruby red in color, it exhibits an alluring perfume of cedar, Asian spices, incense, lilacs, black cherry, and black raspberry. Meatier and richer than the Willamette Valley bottling, it has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years and will deliver optimum drinking from 2012 to 2019.

2009 Pinot Noir
89 Points
The 2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley was sourced mainly from the Chehalem Mountain AVA. Made from...