Helvetia Winery Blog

Mulled Wine Recipe

Perfect for a snowy day - Mulled Wine. Mulled wine is a winter tradition popular around the world, especially during Halloween and Christmas. In Scandinavia, it is called glögg (pronounced “glug”), which simply means “heated up.” In Germany, it is known as Glühwein,...

Groupon Is Offering the Helvetia Winery Tour!

"The tour at Helvetia Winery was nothing short of incredible. I learned so much about the wine making process and some local history as well. Tasting wines straight from the barrel followed by an extremely informative bottled wine tasting was so much fun. WAY above...

Burning the Boogg at Helvetia Winery

Members of Portland’s Swiss community and the people of Helvetia, OR renew the medieval Swiss custom of burning an effigy of ol’ man winter with hope for a long, warm summer. https://youtu.be/EtXJ2yhkk-E

Memorial Day 2015

It was a magical Memorial Day and a wonderful weekend filled with community, Dave's delicious food, tribal salmon, our refreshing new 2014 Rose of Pinot Noir and the 2014 Pinot Gris.  Thank you to all who made it out!...

Grimm Episode Filmed At Helvetia Winery

The episode filmed at the Jakob Yungen House was aired on March 20, 2015. and is available from Amazon for $2.99.  Scenes shot at  the farm begin about three and one-half minutes into the actual episode and end about 12 minutes from the beginning of the show. The...

Helvetia Winery Salmon Bake

Helvetia Winery hosts multi-cultural events with assistance from citizens of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Our guests have included students and parents from the German-American School in Portland Oregon and the National Debate Coaches...

Wine Dogs

Over the years in Helvetia, many canines have helped operate the winery.  Our current team includes Georgie, part Lab and part cow, a rescue dog fostered to me by Ronnie Lucero and Kim Singer after he was found chained to an abandoned double-wide.  Georgie is a gentle...

The 2014 harvest was the best yet!

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2014 Harvest

The 2014 harvest was the best yet! Not only did the vineyard achieve optimum ripeness, but we were also able to pick without the threat of rain. [gallery...