Penner Ash Tasting Room

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.Last month, my girlfriends and I got together to check out the Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon and we packed a little picnic to take along. The views were stunning and the lineup of Oregon Pinot Noir was delicious. Each wine was unique in its own special way, representing the terroir in which it was grown.

I think we each had our favorite… From the Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir with hints of cherry, oak and an herbal backbone, to the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir which showed more flavors of raspberry, baking spice and vanilla. I wanted to scoop up a bottle of each of them and try pairing them with different dishes at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Lynn Penner-Ash and her husband Ron moved to Oregon from California in 1988 and Lynn became the first female winemaker in Oregon, working at Rex Hill Vineyards. In 2001, Lynn and Ron decided to branch out on their own and created Penner-Ash Wine Cellars. The winery was finished in 2005 and it is unique in that it’s a gravity-flow winery, meaning that there is no use of pumps or mechanics to transport the wine. This process enables the wine to gently extract flavor and tannin from the grapes and it definitely shines through in the lineup of Penner Ash wines which are elegant and delicate.

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.

We had the special opportunity to tour the Penner Ash cellars and wine making facilities while sampling some of their beauties…

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.
Barrel Room

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.
Oak Tanks

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.
The Beautiful Indoors – Perfect for when it’s rainy outside!

After our tour, we enjoyed our wines with a picnic on the Penner Ash patio overlooking the gorgeous vineyards. I love to pack along a picnic to enjoy in wine country when the weather is nice. And, lucky for me, I had my friend Lena along to style everything so beautifully! Our spread was definitely the envy of the tables around us…

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.
The entrance to the Penner Ash Tasting Room
The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.
The view!
The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.
Our spread.

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.

The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.The Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon is the place to go if you want to taste an amazing lineup of Oregon wines.I highly suggest checking out the Penner Ash Tasting Room in Newberg, Oregon. They are open 7 days a week from 11am-5pm and located at 15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg, Oregon 97132.

Their tasting lineup includes a current vintage of white or rosé wine and four Pinot Noirs. The $25 tasting fee is waived with the purchase of a Single Vineyard Designate Pinot Noir or equivalent.

A special thanks to Portland photographer Deann Orr for the amazing photographs used in this post. Be sure to check out her site for more of her stunning photographs.

Looking for more Newberg, Oregon wineries to visit? Be sure to check out these nearby tasting rooms:

GRAN MORAINE TASTING ROOM

The Gran Moraine Tasting Room in Yamhill, Oregon has spectacular views & a lovely patio to enjoy while sipping on their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Rosé wine.

HAZELFERN CELLARS TASTING ROOM

Hazelfern Cellars tasting room in Newberg, Oregon produces Rosé, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. Winemaker/owners, Bryan & Laura Laing, are the nicest people too!

RAPTOR RIDGE WINERY

VIDON VINEYARD

What happens when a NASA scientist gets into the winemaking business? Spectacular things! At Vidon Vineyard in Newberg, Oregon you'll experience the amazing Pinot Noirs that Don Hagge has to offer, along with his unique winemaking process and shining spirit | platingsandpairings.com

ALEXANA WINERY

Disclosure: Our wine tasting at the Penner Ash Tasting Room was complimentary. As always, all opinions are my own. 

5 comments

  1. Marine

    Nice place to keep in mind for next time… I’m new to PDX so always looking for places to discover

    Reply

    1. Erin

      There are so many great wineries in our area Marine – I hope you get the chance to explore some of them soon! Cheers!

      Reply

  2. Tamara Belgard

    So much fun, and such beautiful photos! I like the way you visit wineries!

    Reply

  3. Rebekah

    Your photos are so amazing! I have a bunch of girlfriends coming to visit in the spring and this is definitely on our list.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.