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...

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.

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.

Havest Party 2015 at Ponzi Vineyards!

Posted Mon, September 28, 2015 in All Posts

The Ponzi’s Annual Harvest party was last weekend! The first harvest party was 1974. Back then, the party was not only a celebration, but a way to get friends and family to help get the fruit off the vines as no other labor force was available. A real “work party”. The tradition continues today, more than forty years later.

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.