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 &...
Waiting and Watching: Helvetia Vineyards Report 9/27/17

Waiting and Watching: Helvetia Vineyards Report 9/27/17

  The propane cannon is working just often enough to scare a robin out of the vineyard while not so often that the neighbors are at the door with pitchforks and torches.  The deer and elk are at bay though the elk are mighty anxious to take out the woven wire...
Harvest Dinner 2017

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!

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,...
Helvetia Vineyards Report 9/20/17

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

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...