- Landscape Architecture
The 80-acre Penner-Ash Winery is one of the top wine producers of the state’s noted Dundee Hills appellation. Facilities include a full wine production, barrel storage, administrative offices, tasting and dining rooms. The site features a mature native Oregon oak grove and expansive, idyllic views to the Chehalem Valley and Cascade Mountains.
Working closely with the winery architects, Mayer/Reed crafted detailed grading studies and a site plan to carefully position the access road, processing areas, crush pad and 15,000-sq. ft. building relative to steep slopes. The site plan reflects the requirements that 15 acres of prime land be devoted to agriculture given its solar aspect and conservation of the red volcanic soils that produce the excellent wines. Mayer/Reed designed entry gardens and a terrace overlooking the valley that extends from the building’s hospitality spaces and wine-tasting room. The planting plan features a combination of ornamental grasses, flowering shrubs and native plants that offer beautiful seasonal qualities and come into full effect during the fall harvest and crush.