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ACC Oregon Visits Wine Country with Tonkon Torp

Photo: ACC Oregon members enjoy the wine and views at Adelsheim Vineyard and Penner-Ash Wine Cellars.

 

On Oct. 4, Tonkon Torp LLP hosted Oregon ACC members for an exclusive visit to two of Yamhill County’s finest wineries — Adelsheim Vineyard and Penner-Ash Wine Cellars.

All attendees traveled by private coaches to each of the wineries located in gorgeous estate settings in the heart of Oregon’s renowned Willamette Valley wine country. “It was a beautiful, cool fall day at the wineries.  

Enough sun to be outside, but we also were able to enjoy the extremely pretty, private tasting rooms at Penner-Ash and Adelsheim,” according to ACC Oregon board member and attendee David Meisels.  

Around since 1971, Adelsheim produces wines that celebrate the unique bounty of their estate vineyards — home to some of Oregon’s most diverse soil types, elevations, and exposures. As a founding winery of the Willamette Valley, and the first winery in the Chehalem Mountains, Adelsheim has played an instrumental role in nearly every aspect of the Oregon wine story. Adelsheim is a LIVE certified sustainable winery, a 2017 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Winery and the official wine sponsor of the Portland Trail Blazers.  

Penner-Ash Wine Cellars was founded in 1998 by husband and wife team Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash. The first woman winemaker of note in Oregon, Lynn Penner-Ash began her career in the Willamette Valley with Rex Hill Vineyards and now produces boutique wines under the label she shares with her husband specializing in Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Riesling from the northern Willamette Valley. The sustainable, gravity-flow estate winery in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA was built in 2005. Surrounded by estate vineyards, the building appears to spring from the hillside and enjoys 360-degree views of the Willamette Valley.  

Meisels also shared his favorites from both wineries. “The Penner-Ash pinots were all very good. My favorite was the 2016 Bella Vida Vineyard. At Adelsheim we had a nice variety of whites and reds, and we were all able to taste the Blazers 50th Anniversary special bottlings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I thought the Chardonnay was extremely nice and the labels of the two wines will make them great show pieces for the upcoming Blazers championship run!”  

ACC Oregon thanks Tonkon Torp for providing its chapter members with this tremendous experience in wine country. Tonkon Torp LLP is one of the largest firms headquartered in Oregon, with over 80 lawyers dedicated to a sophisticated business practice and have been a generous supporter of the ACC Oregon Chapter for several years providing both CLE and social networking opportunities to our members. ACC Oregon looks forward to more great events with the firm in 2020.



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