Ponzi Harvest Intern - Alex
Meet Alex, one of this year’s Ponzi Harvest Interns! Alex is from Denver, Colorado, and has worked in the wine industry for almost 5 years, mostly in New Zealand. Alex loves being able to still follow his passion of working with music while also working with wine, and in his spare time he writes his own music and performs at festivals. He enjoys Rieslings and other aromatic varietals, and is looking forward to working with new varietals he normally wouldn’t back home. Cheers to Alex!
2014 Ponzi Harvest Update!
You know your grapes are sustainably grown when ladybugs are living in your fermenters! A healthy vine regimen throughout the year, helps eliminate the need for sprays, maintaining a thriving Eco-system.
Harvest Party 2014 at Ponzi Vineyards!
Ponzi's annual Harvest Party took place last weekend in celebration of Harvest 2014. Family and friends from all around Oregon came out early Sunday morning to help pick and enjoy a traditional Ponzi harvest lunch. Nancy Ponzi along with granddaughter Mia Hamacher brought freshly made sticky-buns out to the vineyard mid-morning for the guests to enjoy. At lunch, the celebration continued on the plaza with fresh caught Alaskan Halibut, creamy polenta, homemade desserts and more. Cheers to Harvest 2014!
A Truly Beautiful Vintage!
Perfectly ripened Pinot noir arrived from Ponzi Aurora Vineyard today. In the Chehalem Mountains, Pinot noir, Chardonnay and some Pinot gris is already making its way into the winery. Cool-climate varietals, like Pinot noir enjoyed ideal growing conditions this year. And now that harvest has begun, the weather continues to impress, with warm days and cool nights, bringing the fruit to ripeness. While many growers are anxious to pick, Winemaker Lusia Ponzi is taking advantage of the beautiful weather and waiting for that perfect moment to pick each site. Looking for explosive flavor to come...