2013 Ponzi Pinot Noir: A Thanksgiving Favorite!

Posted Thu, November 26, 2015 in All Posts, Recent Press

Rich Mauro of the Captial Gazette picks Ponzi Pinot as an Oregon favorite and a great pick for your Thanksgiving table.

Record Setting 2015 ¡Salud! Auction

Posted Mon, November 16, 2015 in All Posts, News, Wine Events

This year, Ponzi Vineyards was fortunate enough to host the 24th Annual ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction. 44 wineries participated in the event, pouring their exclusive 2014 vintage ¡Salud! Cuvées. The event raised an unprecedented $800,000 to support ¡Salud!'s services.

Winemaker Luisa Ponzi on the 2015 Harvest

Posted Thu, November 12, 2015 in All Posts, Harvest, Videos

The 2015 vintage was one of exceptional quality. One of the earliest Oregon harvests on record, the warm and dry growing season helped the fruit to ripen early, avoiding any of the challenges a later harvest brings. The 2015 wines are marked by the ripeness of the vintage, with the Pinot noirs displaying beautiful color, dark fruit aromatics and nice structure. The white wines show nice freshness and aromatics more of the stone fruits: pears, nectarines, peaches. The most stunning fruit came from the oldest sites on Laurelwood soils. These vineyards were able to ripen more slowly in this...

Looking Back: The 2015 Reserve Release Dinner

Posted Mon, November 09, 2015 in All Posts, Wine Events

November 6th marked a memorable night at the beautiful Ponzi Vineyards Tasting Room. The annual Ponzi Reserve Release dinner featured the 2013 Reserve and Single Vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot noirs. These extraordinary wines were accompanied by a phenomenal five-course menu by guest Chef Allen Routt of The Painted Lady. It was an evening of great conversation, delicious food, and stunning wine. Thank you to all who attended for making the evening so special.

Clonal Massale

Posted Tue, October 13, 2015 in All Posts

The method of planting Clonal Massale is taking a mix of known Pinot noir clones, hand-selected for a specific site and planting the cuttings at random in a single block. This technique "smooths the edges of vintage variation and adds complexity in the vineyard," according to Winemaker Luisa Ponzi.