August in the Vineyard

Posted Mon, August 15, 2016 in All Posts, Harvest

Veraison is almost complete! Looking forward to harvest getting underway in just a few short weeks.

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...

A Second Harvest?

Posted Wed, October 07, 2015 in All Posts, Harvest

Today marked a first in Ponzi Vineyard's 45-year history. Just as Harvest 2015 comes to a close, Luisa Ponzi called for a second harvest from the Pinot noir planted at Avellana Vineyard.

2015 Harvest is “Gorgeous”

Posted Wed, September 23, 2015 in All Posts, Harvest

As of today we have about 30% of the Pinot noir and 50% of the Pinot gris in and processed.

What happens during harvest… well, you know the rest.

Posted Sat, September 19, 2015 in All Posts, Harvest, Videos

When you're burning the midnight oil in the midst of a fast harvest, things can get a little crazy. Luisa knew she had a plan for the next morning... somewhere.