Interview

This interview is with Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash, of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars.  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.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt and Rachael Woody at the Nicholson Library at Linfield College on March 4, 2016.


This interview is with Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash, co-founders of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in Newberg, Oregon, established in 1998. Lynn discusses her start in the industry, what it takes to be a good winemaker, and her role in the industry as one of the first female winemakers. Ron describes his experience in the wine industry, as well as his vineyard philosophy.

This interview was conducted by Janis Miglavs on December 11, 2007.


Interview Photos

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