Harvest 2011 Video, Part Two: Into the Winery, Sorting and Fermentation…
Harvest 2011 Video, Part One: From the Vineyard to the Crush Pad
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
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....