Our Story


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, including the Shea Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton, the Bramble Hill Vineyard in Ribbon Ridge, and the Zena Crown Vineyard in Eola-Amity.

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 enjoys 360 degree views of the Willamette Valley, making the Penner-Ash tasting room a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Our Team

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Lynn Penner-Ash

Founding Winemaker

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Ron Penner-Ash

Founder

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Kate Ayres

Winemaker

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Lauren Wheeler

Assistant Winemaker

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Jess Ferrentino

Hospitality & Events Manager

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Ryan McKenna

Chief Financial Officer

Nolan Ellis

Cellar Master

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Molly McWhorter

Cellar Club Manager

Tiffany Montgomery

Assistant Cellar Club Manager

Kati Focareto

Tasting Room Manager