The Very First Step of Harvest

The Very First Step of Harvest

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the work done at the winery during harvest of course, is picking grapes. What most people do not know is that harvest actually begins the day before the grapes are picked. This entire day is spent cleaning and...
Helvetia Winery takes Sliver

Helvetia Winery takes Sliver

Helvetia Winery’s 2014 Estate Pinot Noir receives Silver Honors at Cascadia Wine Competition Yashar Shayan, owner of Impulse Wine, an online retailer in the Seattle area, judges at the annual Cascadia Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Andy...

Helvetia Spotlight: Catherine

When Catherine first visited Helvetia Winery in 2010, she came for facts not for wine. She was working for the federal government then, conducting the 2010 census in the Helvetia area and other Tualatin Mountain surrounds. John Platt recalls her going beyond the usual...

Helvetia Spotlight: Alicia and Carolyn

For a number of years, Alicia Eddens and Carolyn Sloan were loyal customers of Helvetia Winery, often visiting and staying late on Saturday afternoons. Alicia says that when their wine tabs mounted, both began serving wine on weekends while Carolyn took on additional...

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...