Warm weather hurries along grapes, leading to early harvest
Warm weather is hurrying things along in the vineyard and Harvest is just around the corner. We’re looking at picking 2-3 weeks early this year, with the first fruit expected to come in mid-September. Overall the fruit is looking very healthy and exhibiting some very pretty flavors. The cool nights we’ve had and will continue to see help maintain a balanced acidity. An early harvest typically means we avoid the threat of picking into the rainy season which is ideal for Oregon Harvest. With a healthy yield this vintage, we have the advantage of being able to drop fruit while maintaining...
Healthy vines, happy fruit
The vines are off to a healthy start this vintage, with healthy fruit set and ample sun to keep things progressing on schedule. The vineyard crew has finished leaf pulling at all 130 acres of Ponzi vineyards and has begun hedging. By lopping off the tops of the canes, the vine’s energy is focused into the grape clusters. All vineyard maintenance this time of year is done by hand, ensuring minimal impact on our beautiful landscape.
Beautiful day for Pinot Noir
Baby grapes loving all the sun this week at Wahle Vineyards and Cellars, one of Ponzi's Pinot Noir growers in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. We're looking forward to a great harvest this fall!
2012 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve Video featuring Winemaker Luisa Ponzi and President Maria Ponzi
We release the 2012 Ponzi Chardonnay Reserve this month. Hear from Winemaker Luisa Ponzi and President Maria Ponzi about this beautiful Dijon Clone Chardonnay.
Staff Vineyard Tour 2014
What a gorgeous morning for our 2014 Staff Vineyard Tour 2014! We visited our Aurora & Avellana Vineyards, along with The Dundee Bistro and Ponzi Wine Bar crew, to learn all about our sustainable farming practices. "We're looking at the whole picture," Winemaker Luisa Ponzi said as she described the vineyards. Luisa and Maria Ponzi explained that because Ponzi Vineyards is LIVE Certified, we are able to create a sustainable balance in all of our vineyards. Almost everything is done by hand in the vineyard, from planting to picking the vines. "We are farming in a responsible way,"...