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Terry Ingham, Editor                               Vol. 8, Number 6                   June 2011    
  
Current Events
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Event Summary
   Farmers Market 

Saturdays

May-October

 

Taste Prosser! 

Many wineries in Prosser

The month of June

 

ProsserSportsfest 2011

June 11th

  

Hogue Classic Golf Tournament

June 17th

  

Scottish Fest &  

Highland Games   

Prosser Food & Wine Park 

June 18-19th

 

Moteur de Vine 

Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center

June 24th  

 

Kestrel Festival 

Kestrel Vintners

June 25th 

 

 4th of July Celebration 

July 4th

 

Prosser Fly-In  

Prosser Airport 

July 16th - 17th 

 

Art Walk & Wine Gala 

July 16th - 17th

 

Prosser Wine & Food Fair

At the new  

Walter Clore Wine & Cullinary Center

Aug. 16th 

 

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
Bleeding hearts  
  This year it seems like spring will go on forever!  Most years we
typically have 80 deg. days in May and very little rain.  This year it has been so cool that asparagus harvest was delayed by a couple of weeks and cherry harvest will also start about 10-15 days late.  Now is a great time to get your asparagus to make delicious spicy pickled asparagus.  In spite of the late start the Farmers Market was off to a roaring start with the smells of fresh bread enticing you into the booths.   Flowers love the rain and are going crazy.  Produce is still a little short but is starting to ripen.       

  

To see what's happening at many of our local events

click here for a video of Prosser's best.  

 

CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS

Where to eat  in Prosser 

Wine O Clock
Wine O' Clock
If you are coming to Prosser you will be pleasantly surprised that such a small town can have some of the most delightful eateries.  Great peach cobbler, international cuisines and much more.   Click here for a list of several of these great places to eat. 

 

Amazing Prosser Businesses  

    Every year I try to stay a few days at Wine Country RV Materials 2Park.  I live only 50 miles away but it gets me away from the house and all the demands and distractions that come with home ownership. 

    Last week I called on many of our advertisers in Prosser while staying at the park.  Most small towns struggle to maintain the most basic businesses but Prosser has truly grown into a destination resort town.  After this visit I decided that each month I would talk about a few of the businesses that I visited.  Most months I dwell so heavily on the wineries that few of the other outstanding businesses in Prosser get their due attention.

 

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Marilyn Dalstra's
Sewing Basket

 

    One of the truly delightful stops was at the Sewing Basket and The Quilted Country Inn owned by Marilyn Dalstra.  In a small old house Marilyn has organized over 3500 bolts of beautiful material.  She ships out to Quilters all over the country.   Her B&B which sits on the Yakima River is packed with Quilter on retreat.  When you are in Prosser, this is a great place to see many amazing quilts.





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Words of Wisdom from Brew Master Larry at Whitstran Brewery

Prosser is well known for its wineries but did you know that we also have two micro breweries.  If you need to cool off on one of our hot summer days there is nothing better than an ice cold beer.  Not only does Whistran Brewery have a wide selection of beers but it also has a great food menu to compliment their selection of tasty beers.   Read Brew Master Larrys advise to help out with our current gas issues.


Horse Heaven Brewery
Horse Heaven Hills Brewery





Horse Heaven Hills Brewery has flights for tasting their beers to allow you to select your favorite before you buy your pint.  You can sit and watch Brew Master Gary work his miracles as he turns grains, yeast and hops into some truly enjoyable beers.

Good Eatin' by Kelly

Quick and easy RV friendly meals

Sweet & Sour Chicken

6-8 chicken breast
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1 cup Russian dressing
1 cup apricot preserves or pineapple preserves

Mix all ingredients and marinate chicken overnight or for several hours.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr. 
Turn chicken over half way through cooking. 

And for Desert try

Mini Cheesecakes

2-8 oz pkg. cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 Tblsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
24 vanilla wafers

Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.  Place 1 vanilla wafer in each cup.  Beat cream cheese.  Add remaining ingredients and beat till fluffy.  Spoon onto the vanilla wafers bake at 350 degrees for 15 mins. These can be topped with berries, cherries, etc.
Scott & Kelly's Corner  

Scott & Kelly

 

We had a great turn out for Memorial weekend. We have added a few gift items to the store and a new change machine located in the front laundry room for your convenience. We are gearing up for the ProsserSportsFest 2011 and Scottish Fest and Highland Games coming in June.  So grab your sneakers or kilt and join us for these two great events. We look forward to seeing you. 

 

See you soon,

Scott & Kelly 
Promotions 


Three for the price of two!!  Arrive on Monday or Tuesday, pay for two days and stay the third day for free.  

(This promotion will be in effect through the month of June.  Make you reservation for the first day and mention this promotion to get the third day free) 

 

The answer to last month's riddle was "Just walk around the end of the hole until you get to the other side.  Duh!!"  Jeff Sipes was the fastest and got his certificate for a free nights stay.  Way to go Jeff.  I will have to say that this riddle was too easy.  A total of 15 correct answers came in.

 

Here is this months riddle -    

 

What chemical compound is defined with these letters?   HIJKLMNO 

 

The fastest guest to email to:  WineCountry@WineCountryRVPark.com 

with RIDDLE in the subject line and the correct answer to the riddle will recieve a free one night stay.      

 

On The Wine Front

 

I have to tell you, I am really glad that it was not the end of the world last week.  I still have a lot of wine to drink in my collection!!


Another Great Award Winning Wine of the Week from Prosser:

Thurston Wolfe 2008 Zephyr Ridge Primitivo, Washington


The argument rages on!!  Is it corks or screw caps?  Read this interesting article in the San Francisco Chronicle regarding the enviromental impact of the different closures.   We are accumulating enough votes to start making some conclusions but what is your opinion?  Vote here for corks or screw caps.

The month of June

    Many wineries around Prosser

        Taste Prosser! 

 

June 4th

    Coyote Canyon Winery

        Life is Rose Celebration - Potluck 

 

June 5th

    Columbia Crest Vineyards

        Vineyard Tour 

 

June 9th

    Milbrandt Vineyards

        French Cheese at Milbrandt Vineyards 

 

June 11th

     McKinley Springs 

         Barbeque Showdown & Benefit 

     Airfield Estates

         Creat-A-Case Blending Seminar  

     Milbrandt Vineyards

         3rd Anniversary Celebration    

         Patio Party featuring Dirty Rivers Blues Band

 

June 17th

    Airfield Estates

       Fathers' Day Tasting

 

June 18th

     Chateau Champoux

         Lemberger and Lamburger BBQ 

 

June 19th

     Desert Wind Winery

          Red Wine & Ribs 

 

June 24th

     Airfield Estates

         Movie Night   

    Desert Wind

        Friday Night Supper Club 

 

June 25th

    Alexandria Nicole Cellars

        June Wine Club Release Party 

 

June 30th

    Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center

        Grand Opening

 

July 9th

    Mercer Estates

         The Mercer Estates Blanc Party  

 

July 15th

    Milbrandt Vineyards

       Patio Party featuring Gabe Knutzen

 

July 16th

    Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers

       Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Trail Drive 

 

July 23rd

    Airfield Estates

       Barrel Tasting Adventure (limited space)  

 

July 29th     

    Desert Wind

        Friday Night Supper Club  

 

Aug. 6th

    Airfield Estates

        Vertical Wine Flights 

 

Or contact us at WineCountry@WineCountryRvPark.com