Lynn & Ron Penner-Ash


Schmidt, Rich


Woody, Rachael Cristine

Document Type

Video File


55 minutes 42 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College Archives staff Rich Schmidt and archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash, of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars. The interview took place at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College on March 4, 2016.

In this interview, Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash discuss their experience in the Oregon wine industry. Lynn talks about her journey from being in the California wine industry, to becoming the first woman winemaker of note in Oregon, to finally owning her own winery with Ron. Ron talks about joining the industry bit by bit through Lynn until they started Penner-Ash in 1998.


Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.