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¡Salud! Announces 2019 Legacy Winemaker Award Winner

Lynn Penner-Ash of Penner-Ash Cellars To Be Recognized at November Auction
by Press Release
October 07, 2019

Portland, Ore.— ¡Salud!, a project of OHSU Tuality Healthcare hosting its annual auction November 8 and 9, 2019 announces the winner of this year’s Legacy Winemaker Award. Lynn Penner-Ash, a trailblazer and a staunch supporter of ¡Salud!, will receive the hallmark award during the sold-out Grand Dinner and Live Auction Gala on November 9 at Domaine Serene Winery.

The Legacy Winemaker Award, presented annually at ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction, acknowledges exemplary contributions to the wine industry, as well as longevity and dedicated support of the ¡Salud! mission. The award in 2019 recognizes Lynn Penner-Ash of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars for her leadership in the wine industry, her ongoing efforts in building a healthy community and for paving the way for women in wine.

An industry trailblazer, Penner-Ash was one of the first female winemakers in Oregon when she was hired by Rex Hill Vineyards in 1988. She has been a champion of the ¡Salud! mission since its inception and worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the first auction in 1992. A true philanthropist, her enthusiasm for the ¡Salud! mission endures decades later, as she continues to take action where it is needed the most.

A Legacy Winemaker auction lot will be featured during the live auction to raise critical funds for ¡Salud!.
Next month, bidders in Oregon and beyond will have the chance for a once-in-a-lifetime lot that invites two couples to join Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash, her husband and co-founder of Penner-Ash Cellars, on the ultimate luxury adventure at The Resort at Paws Up, a 37,000-acre ranch resort in Greenough, Montana. The winners of the lot will experience an unforgettable weekend living adventure to adventure, spanning June 11 to 14, 2020.

New for 2019, bidders without a ticket to the sold-out events in Oregon can register for a Big Board Auction ePaddle. Registered bidders can bid on 12-bottle cases of ¡Salud! Cuvée Pinot Noir via phone or computer, track bids and receive text notifications of the action. Big Board Auction ePaddles are available now via online registration and bidding opens on Friday, November 8 at 3:30 p.m. PST. For more information and registration, please visit:

For more than 25 years, ¡Salud! has provided healthcare services and outreach to vineyard workers and their families. Programming includes worksite wellness clinics, dental and optical services, comprehensive health screenings and education, year-round case management and financial assistance. ¡Salud!’s care teams also support families in navigating a complicated healthcare system, without the barriers of cost, transportation, and language.

With ¡Salud!, Oregon is the only state in the country with a program designed to support the health needs of seasonal vineyard workers and their families. Funds raised through July’s Summertime ¡Salud! the E-Auction and November’s ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction support ¡Salud! in overcoming the hurdles that vineyard workers and their families face in accessing basic healthcare services.

More than 40 participating wineries in the Willamette Valley, named the ¡Salud! Vintners Circle, produce a custom, single lot Pinot Noir cuvée for the auction.

The wineries in the ¡Salud! Vintners Circle, producing a 2018 Pinot Noir ¡Salud! Cuvée, include: 00 Wines, Adelsheim Vineyard, Alexana Winery, Amalie Robert Estate, Archery Summit, Ayoub, Beaux Frères, Bethel Heights Vineyard, Big Table Farm, Brittan Vineyards, Chehalem Winery, Cramoisi Vineyard, Cristom Vineyards, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Domaine Roy & fils, Domaine Serene, Dukes Family Vineyards, Dusky Goose, Elk Cove Vineyards, Erath Winery, Hamacher Wines, Hyland Estates, LAVINEA, Montinore Estate, Patricia Green Cellars, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, Ponzi Vineyards, Purple Hands Winery, Rain Dance Vineyards, R. Stuart & Co., Résonance, ROCO Winery, Shea Wine Cellars, Soter Vineyards, St. Innocent Winery, Stoller Family Estate, Trisaetum, Twomey Cellars, WillaKenzie Estate and Winderlea Vineyard & Winery.

¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction Details
WHAT: ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction presented by O’Brien Winery Construction & Mechanical
WHO: ¡Salud!, a project of OHSU Tuality Healthcare
WHEN: November 8 & 9, 2019
November 8: The Big Board Auction & Pinot Party at Ponzi Vineyards (19500 SW Mountain Home Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140) (This event is sold out)
November 9: The Grand Dinner & Live Auction Gala at The Clubhouse at Domaine Serene (6555 NE Hilltop Ln, Dayton, OR 97114) (This event is sold out)
HOW: Interested bidders can preview ¡Salud! Cuvée lots and register for an ePaddle via

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