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Welcome

Our History

Jakob Yungen wrote home to his relatives of his new home in Oregon; "The North wind howls here every time it frosts. However, the grapes often ripen full and wonderful."

 

Jakob Yungen's original winemaking equipment is still on exhibit at our visitors' center. We believe he continued his winemaking during Prohibition -- for medicinal purposes, of course -- underground in the current wine cellar. Historic photographs at our visitor center show members of the Swiss community hoisting glasses of Helvetia-made wine outside the Swiss Club which was once located across Bishop Road. We also have photos of fiddlers in 1906 at the winery, inspiring our current holiday fiddling series.