St. Patricks Feast at Helvetia Winery

St. Patricks Feast at Helvetia Winery

Begin the week of St. Patrick with a sing-along and a feast of Irish culture and cuisine on Sunday, March 12th.  Our favorite penny-whistler, Peter Lepanto, leads the sons and daughters of Eire in songs made famous by the Clancy Brothers and the Dubliers.  Bring your...
2017 St. Valentines Dinner.

2017 St. Valentines Dinner.

Love is in the air at Helvetia Winery meaning it’s almost time for our annual St. Valentines Dinner! Seating is limited and, having had sold out in previous years, we decided to offer two separate dates with two separate menu’s. These romantic five-course...
Grape Harvest

Grape Harvest

 Follow Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay as they journey from vine to wine (in a few weeks’ time). Helvetia Winery 2016 Grape...
Why the Bouteille?

Why the Bouteille?

  At about the same time the Oregon Legislature was considering a bill to permit wineries to fill customers’ containers with their favorite wine, I had occasion to bring a pickup load of used bottles to Far West, our local recycling depot.  As I considered the $6 I...
Most of the Pinot Noir Has Been Picked & Destemmed!

Most of the Pinot Noir Has Been Picked & Destemmed!

The picking of the pinot noir started bright and early at 7am this morning! So far the workers have harvested more than 10,000 pounds of grapes!   We’ve been working hard to get the grapes crushed, destemmed and ready for fermenting. A crusher destemmer (or...