PENNER-ASH WINE CELLARS
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Founded in 1998, by husband and wife team Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars embodies the spirit and passion of a boutique producer specializing in Pinot Noir, Syrah and Riesling from the northern Willamette Valley. With a portfolio spanning the 7 major AVAs of the Willamette Valley, Penner-Ash sources from some of the region's most distinguished vineyards.
The first woman winemaker of note in Oregon, Lynn began her career in the Willamette Valley with Rex Hill Vineyards. Lynn has been described as a master blender, skillfully working with each lot to bring forth the truest expression of a given vineyard site. In the winery, Lynn and her team focus on small-lot indigenous yeast fermentation with extended cold soaks to extract rich, fruit-focused, wines with a textured mouth feel.
In 2005, Lynn and Ron designed and built their sustainable, gravity-flow estate winery in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Surrounded by estate vineyards, the building appears to spring from the hillside and emjoys 360 degree views of the Willameete Valley.