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Terry Ingham, Editor                               Vol. 8, Number 4                    April 2011    
Current Events
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172011 Event Summary


Spring Barrel Tasting

April 9th-10th

April 15th-17th

April 16th

April 16th-24th

April 23rd 


Spring City Wide

Yard Sale
May 7th

Farmers Market



 Sage Rat Run 1/2 Marathon

 May 14th


Dash Race for the Kids

 May 28th

Sportsfest 2011

June 11th


Hougue Classic Golf Tournament

June 17th


Scottish Fest

June 18-19th


Princess Theatre Schedule


Tickets to many of these great events are available at the Prosser Chamber of Commerce 

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What's Happening in Wine Country
      April really fires off our camping season.  The weather turns warmer like over 70 deg. today, the fruit trees begin blossoming and asparagus is jumping out of the ground.  If you are a long time reader, you already know thatTree in bloom asparagus is one of my all time  favorites.  Wine tasting really gets off to a fast start with one of the great educational weekends as the wineries host Spring Barrel Tasting. Click HERE for a great preview of the some of the wineries that will be participating and what they will be serving. Remember that Wine Country RV Park is also serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee Saturday morning for only $6. This has become so popular that the weekend before Spring Barrel the wineries have pre-Spring Barrel Tasting, a more laid back practice for the big event. We still have sites available for pre-Spring Barrel tasting April 9th & 10th.        
     We're excited to announce that we have a new convenient online reservation system that immediately completes the entire reservation process so that all you need to do is stop in the office and pick up your greeting package.  
Just click HERE to give it a try.

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Concerned About Radiation
The tremendous devastation that occurred and is still occurring in Japan has kept us glued to the TV.  With the potential radiation contamination here in the US we feel a need for some good information.  Here is some interesting information regarding radiation levels (click here) and what you can do to protect yourself from damage to your body from radiation.  You wine lovers will love this one.

The Gas Price Blues

    As prices approach $4 per gallon we all feel the pain but we have a plan for you.  Each RVing season you have only a certain number of days that you can vacation.  Why not go on less trips but--  make each trip longer.  If instead of going for 6 weekends, you go for 3 mini-vacations of 4 days each your cost of gas is cut in 1/2.  You also reduce the miles on your rig so maintenance and wear and tear are also less.  You are less rushed, spend less time traveling and you come home more relaxed and ready to really be productive.  If you really want to be relaxed treat yourself to a massage at our great Wine Country Day Spa.
    There are also a number of fuel finder computer program that track daily prices that can guide you to the station with the best fuel price.  Give this Google Gadget a try or find an app online for your iPhone or Android.  RVing is still one of the best travel buys for your buck and you meet the nicest people.

Good Eatin' by Kelly

Asparagus with Prosciutto and Pine Nuts


Prep Time:  15 Min.

Cook Time:  10 Min.


Recipe serves 6



1/4 cup butter

3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup pine nuts

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed

salt & pepper to taste



1.  Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the prosciutto, garlic, and pine nuts in the melted butter until the garlic is fragrant and the nuts begin to turn brow, about 2 minutes.  Stir in the lemon juice.

2.  Bring a pot filled with lightly salted water to boil.  Gently boil the asparagus until the bright green and barely tender, about 3 minutes; drain.  Add the asparagus to the prosciutto mixture and toss to mix evenly.  Season with salt and pepper; serve hot.


Nutritional information per serving  Calories: 219 | Total Fat:  18.1 g |  Cholesterol: 33mg

Scott & Kelly's Corner  

Scott & Kelly


      The grass is getting green, the skies are blue, and by April 15th we will have the pool and jacuzzi ready for you.   We are also excited about the launch of our new on-line reservation system.  It will allow us to make your reservation experience easier.  For those of you who have previously made reservations on-line we believe you will find it easier than ever to reserve a spot at your convenience.  Just click HERE to give it a try.

      Don't forget that next month is Mother's day. Treat mom to some pampering at our on-site Wine Country Day spa. Facials and massages are by appointment only so don't miss out and call now.   (509) 786-1417 or (509) 860-3592.

     As we becoming more familiar with the area we are finding many great attractions in addition to the great wine and food that our beautiful Prosser area has to offer. We will keep you posted in the coming months of new family friendly events.


See you soon,


Scott & Kelly 
The answer to last month's encoded riddle was "Prosser Makes the Finest Wines"  Jim Pickett was the fastest by just three minutes.
Vine Heart statue

Here is this months riddle - 


Where might you find this stature:

The fastest guest to email to: 
with RIDDLE in the subject line will recieve a free one night stay.      


On The Wine Front


Wine of the Week: Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2009 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Shepherds Mark, Horse Heaven Hills  

April 1st  

    Alexandria Nicole Cellars

        Wine 101       

    The Clore Center

        Opening of the "Outdoor Event Facility" 

April 2nd

    Coyote Canyon

        Winemaker's Dinner with Tuscany


April 3rd

    Columbia Crest

        Vineyard Tour


April 7th

    Milbrandt Vineyards

       Wine 101:  Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Desert Wind Winery

        Cooking Class:  Taste of Thailand


April 8th-9th

    Kestrel Vintners



April 9th-10th

     Some wineries

         Pre-Spring Barrel Tasting

     Alexandria Nicole Cellars

         Pre-Barrel Bash 


April 10th

     Winemakers Loft

        Progressive Winemakers Dinner


April 15th-17th

    Many wineries

        Spring Barrel Tasting 

April 16th
    Desert Wind Winery

May 1st

    Columbia Crest

        Vineyard Tour


May 7th

    Columbia Crest

        Annual Kite Festival 


May 12th

    Milbrandt Vineyards

        Wine 101:  Sparkling Redux         


May 27th

     Desert Wind Winery

        Friday Night Supper Club


June 18th

     Chateau Champoux

         Lemberger and Lamburger BBQ


June 19th

     Desert Wind Winery

          Red Wine & Ribs

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