About Helvetia Winery

John and Elizabeth Furse moved to their farm in 1980 and began planting wine grapes in Helvetia on the southern slopes in 1982. In 1987 they made their first wine, and in 1989 they started selling grapes to home winemakers. From 1992 to 1995 they custom-crushed their grapes at Laurel Ridge Winery under the Helvetia Vineyards label and opened their own winery in October 1996. In 2001, Platt purchased the adjoining Jakob Yungen property with its 100-year-old house to use the grounds as a gathering place for wine tastings. The farm also has two rustic barns. Today, John continues to grow, produce and finish the estate wines at Helvetia Winery. His commitment to the vineyards, the area’s history, and a wider involvement in the community is the magnetism that often entices return visits. John and his staff invite you to take a Helvetia Daycation to the farm house to enjoy our wines and take in the relaxing environment of the old Yungen farm.

Year Round


  • WINE
  • Wine Tasting
  • Events at the winery

How to Buy:

  1. Visit the vineyard for a chat, tour or tasting
  2. Use the website for more information

How to connect:

Website: Helvetia Winery

Contact: John Platt

Phone: 503-647-7596

Email:  info@helvetiawinery.com

Helvetia Winery

Address: 23269 NW Yungen Rd Hillsboro, OR 97124 

Take Highway (26) northwest from downtown Portland, 13 miles. Turn right at Helvetia Road exit (61), 3.5 miles. Turn right at Bishop Road and follow the signs to Helvetia Vineyards.

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