Helvetia Winery Blog

Holiday Dinner 2017 – 2017-12-09T18:00:00

A Festive Holiday Dinner at the Jakob Yungen House at Helvetia Winery First Course - Smoked Salmon Chowder  Second Course - Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad w/Holiday Dressing Entrée Course - Smokehouse Roasted Beef Tenderloin Stuff w/Goat Cheese & Spinach Dessert -...

Hillsboro’s Best Winery!

Thanks to all of our wonderful customers for voting us Hillsboro's Best Winery and Hillsboro's Best Place to Taste Wine in Hillsboro Tribune's "Hillsboro's Best 2017". To view all of Hillsboro's Winners Click Here  Best Place to Taste Wine Gold: Helvetia Vineyards...

Harvest Dinner 2017

On Saturday, November 4th at 6:00 pm in the Jakob Yungen House, Chef Dave Clark is back with a four course feast to celebrate the completion of harvest. Some of the courses included in the meal are crab cakes, stuffed duck, and a chocolate flourless tort. The full...

Welcome Kelly!

Hi! I'm Kelly, a new server here at Helvetia Winery. It was at my grandmother's kitchen counter that I fell in love with wine. The smell of her minestrone soup cooking on the stovetop, one hand stirring and the other holding a beautiful glass of merlot, all the while...

Helvetia Vineyards Report 9/20/17

    This summer’s growing season ranked among the warmest during the last decade, exceeded only by 2015’s bounty of fruit-forward wines.  This week’s rains, though predicted to be around 3 inches, were less than expected, diminishing the chances for botrytis...

2017 Harvest/Crush Update

It’s hard to imagine any vineyard or winery manager in Oregon coming up with a song like that unless they had an excellent memory of their childhood or just weren’t in the business very long. September is a kind of hurry-up-and-wait month. Hurry up to prepare and then...

An Evening in España

Helvetia Winery and Jimmy Carrasquer join to create a winemaker dinner unlike any Helvetia has seen before . . . An Evening in España.  Paella, the signature dish of Spain, has been a tradition in Jimmy's family for generations. Family gatherings have long centered...

Humpday Bouteille “Kickoff to Summer”

For the lat two years, we’ve celebrated summer evenings with music and fine tapas-style cuisine lovingly prepared by Chef Dave Clark. On Wednesday May 31st from 5pm-8:30pm,  Galynne Davis opens our summer season with her vibrant voice and guitar.  Come fill your...

Rose en Bouteille

May is Oregon Wine Month. More to the point, May is Oregon Rose' month and this year Helvetia Winery has a special Rose to fill your boutielle (it's not a growler). Releasing this weekend May 5th-7th 12pm-5pm. Come fill your bouteille and enjoy this special treat as...

Sixth Annual Memorial Day Salmon Bake

  Join us on Sunday, May 28th for music with Lynn conover and friends. Join us Monday, May 30th as we welcome back Lynn Conover and friends to accompany the Wilbur Slockish family as they prepare a traditional salmon bake. The Wilbur Slockish family, tribal...

The Dirt on Dirt – Willamette Valley Terroir

Wednesday, April 12th starting at 7:00, Dr. Scott Burns will join us at the Jakob Yungen House to discuss the earth forces that filled the Tualatin Valley with soil that is among the richest on earth. Honored as the Outstanding Oregon Scientist for 2014 by the Oregon...

9th Annual North Willamette Vintners Wine Trail

The 9th annual North Willamette Vintners Wine Trail offers you a host of rich and diverse winery experiences accompanied by food and wine pairings. You can choose to watch noir while sipping Pinot Noir, stitch together cuttings to graft a vine, toast an oak stave and...

Community Farming Revolution

Because of the Missoula Floods, occurring between 13 and 15 thousand years ago, our Tualatin Valley has some of the best farmland in the world In addition to growing record yields of grains and nursery plants in the valley, not to mention fine winegrapes on the...

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.

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 dinners,...

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...