The Zena Crown Vineyard receives a healthy dose of cooling breezes every morning and afternoon thanks to its proximity to the Van Duzer Corridor. These highly prized grapes respond by developing thicker skins, giving wines with deeper than expected color, flavor, and intensity for Willamette Pinot Noir. Penner-Ash chooses from select vineyard blocks to create this stunning wine with flavors of wild blackberries, raspberries, dark cherries, mushrooms and earth framed by gentle touches of oak and spice. It's a moody and mysterious wine much like the vineyard in which it's grown.
In 1998, Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash founded Oregon-based Penner-Ash Wine Cellars located in Willamette Valley’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Bringing to life their shared vision, through years of hard work and unyielding commitment, the pair built a reputation for lush, layered Pinot Noir and community leadership throughout the valley. With founding Winemaker Lynn Penner-Ash and Winemaker Kate Ayres at the helm, today the winery continues to source from premier vineyards across the Willamette Valley’s sub-AVAs, grounded in decades-long relationships with grower neighbors and friends.