Three Amigos

Summer Picks from Helix – The Three Amigos

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Check out these warm-weather wines from Helix, our Columbia Valley wines sourced from top vineyards east of the Cascades.

  • Helix wines = Value, Scores, Food-Friendly, Nice Acidity and a Great Finish.
  • Helix and Reininger are family owned by the Reininger and Tucker families, 5th generation Washington/Oregon wheat farmers.
  • Helix is named for a family-owned wheat farm near the tiny NE Oregon town of Helix, population 185.
  • Chuck Reininger crafts our Helix wines using top-producing Columbia Valley and Walla Walla Vineyards.


2011 Helix Chardonnay, Columbia Valley – 90 Points and Editors Choice Wine Enthusiast Magazine
“The Helix Chardonnay is a lush offering of pineapple flavor, plus a leesy, mineral-soaked mid-palate that is supremely refreshing. It has terrific acidity and persistence on the palate.”
- Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast

New Release! 2009 Helix Pomatia, Columbia Valley – 88 Points and Editors Choice Wine Enthusiast Magazine (July 2013 issue)
Grab a fork and gorge. Gorge on the huge black raspberry, gorge on the dried black cherries and over-ripe fig. I love the soft and oh so fine tannin structure that refuses to be out muscled by its powerful fruit cousins. Infused and chewy, it’s macerated fruit with vanilla and a whisper of sage. Fire up the Odyssey honey, were heading to the club for some Prime Rib.
-Chuck Reininger, Winemaker

Just Released! 2012 Helix Rose, Columbia Valley
Juicy summer fruit lovers will flip for this one. Take a whiff and smell the aromas of rose blossom and watermelon. Fresh strawberry and watermelon carry over to the palate with a silky round texture. It’s a sexy summer sipper with nice acidity and a long finish. Pair with salmon, steelhead, tuna, halibut, bouillabaisse, and summer salads.
-Chuck Reininger, Winemaker

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