Stars of Wine, Food and Music Align at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars to Raise Funds for the Children’s Cancer Association
On August 22, the winery’s picturesque Willamette Valley estate will set the stage for 15-time Grammy Award-winning musician Béla Fleck, joined by Abigail Washburn and paired with dinner by Chef Vitaly Paley and wines by Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 24, 2015) – The estate vineyards of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars will become the backdrop for a wondrous summer evening of food, wine and music on Saturday, August 22nd. 15-time Grammy Award winning musician, Béla Fleck, known as the premier banjo player in the world, will perform an intimate concert with singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn at the winery as a benefit for the Children’s Cancer Association’s flagship MyMusicRx program. The husband-and-wife duo are touring in support of their new album, “Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn.” James Beard Award-winning Chef Vitaly Paley will prepare a picnic for guests to enjoy on the lawn as they take in the show and sip exceptional wines from Penner-Ash Wine Cellars. This is the final of three events hosted at the winery this summer to benefit the Children’s Cancer Association, and this concert, presented by KeyBank, is part of CCA’s “LIVE from the Heart” music series. Penner-Ash Wine Cellars will also combine music and philanthropy at the winery on August 8, when the winery will host Eddie Palmieri in concert in conjunction with the Portland Jazz Festival, in a benefit for ¡Salud!
An intimate benefit concert for the Children’s Cancer Association’s MyMusicRx program, performed by Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, paired with a picnic dinner by Chef Vitaly Paley and wines by Penner-Ash Wine Cellars.
The scenic lawn beside the vineyards of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, 15771 Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg, Ore. 97132.
Tickets for the concert, wine and picnic dinner are $250 per person, and available at www.joyrx.org/winery. Seating will be outside on the lawn, festival chairs and blankets are welcome.
About Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars was founded by Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash in 1998. Located in Newberg, Ore., Penner-Ash is a sustainable, gravity-flow winery surrounded by estate vineyards in an exceptional setting overlooking the Chehalem Valley. Lynn studied at the University of California, Davis, the birthplace of the American wine industry, and was the first female winemaker hired in Oregon. Ron served as a public school teacher for 20 years and has been recognized and awarded for his developments in technology and innovation. Embraced by 80 acres of land, the Penner-Ash winery sits amid 15 acres of Pinot Noir grapes and is stepped into the hillside on three levels. The tiered position takes full advantage of the breathtaking and expansive views of the vineyard and the valley, bound by the Chehalem Mountains to the north and the Red Hills of Dundee to the south. The first harvest from the vineyard was in 2005 and Penner-Ash wines have consistently received high rankings year after year. As pioneers in the Oregon wine industry, Lynn and Ron strive to push the boundaries while maintaining a consistently high quality in their wines with each vintage of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Riesling and Viognier. Penner-Ash Wine Cellars’ winery and tasting room is located at 15771 N.E. Ribbon Ridge Road in Newberg, Ore., and is open daily for tastings, and tours and seated tastings by reservation. Visit pennerash.com and follow Penner-Ash Wine Cellars on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) believes joy matters and music heals. Nearly two decades ago, CCA pioneered a one-of-a-kind pediatric “music medicine” program called MyMusicRx that lets kids choose the music experience that feels right to them. The in-hospital MyMusicRx program includes bedside sing-a-longs led by trained music specialists, instrument lending from mobile music carts, tablet checkouts and live concerts from national recording artists. MyMusicRx.org extends the bedside music experience to an online platform and invites kids facing cancer and other serious illnesses to feel the music and feel better, by exploring exclusive artists greetings, concerts, music lessons, digital instruments, and games anytime, anywhere. See MyMusicRx programs in action here, and for more information, visit www.mymusicrx.org.