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Terry Ingham, Editor                               Vol. 8, Number 11                  Nov. 2011    
Current Events 
Event Summary

Veterans Day Parade 

Nov. 11th 


Nov. 19th


Family Christmas Festival 

Nov. 27th 


"A Christmas Story"
at the Princess Theatre

 Dec. 17th


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

Icy pine needles      Fall is here in the beautiful Yakima Valley. The leaves are turning and the last of the grapes are being harvested. While we have had some very chilly nights, the days are still beautiful. 

This is a great time

 of the year to plan your CLUB EVENTS for next year.  Kelly has been doing a great job of implementing our Concierge program.  She can make all of the arrangements that you need to make your stay at Wine Country RV Park more enjoyable.  Whether you need a bus to Legends Casino, a high end gourmet dinner or just breakfast for your group, she can do it.  The Prosser events for 2012 are now updated and you can find them on our website.  Click here for the events.  Call Kelly at (800) 726-4969 for early group event planning for 2012.  If you know what you want to do, you can easily make reservations with our new on-line reservation system.  Take a look at this weeks newsletter from the Chamber of Commerce to see what is happening this week. 


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See a Calendar of major events in Prosser    



Click here for current weather in Wine Country.

Prosser is a Great Place to Live

Having lived around Prosser most of my life, I have began to understand why it is such a great place to live.  Whether it's the 300 days of sunshine each year, the wonderful laid back people or the great outdoor activities, they all make life better.  Recently Prosser was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People  by America's Promise Alliance.  Such notables as Kellen Moore, quarterback for Boise State grew up in Prosser and demonstrate the character and commitment Prosser instills in their youth.

 Good Eatin' by Kelly

Butternut squashButternut Squash Soup  

3 to 4 pounds butternut squash, peeled and seeded

2 yellow onions

2 apples, peeled and cored
3 tablespoons good olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 to 4 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
1/2 teaspoon good curry powder

For a nice topping either on the side or on top of each serving: 
Trim and slice Scallions,
Lightly toast flaked sweetened coconut,
Toast and chop roasted salted cashews

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the butternut squash, onions and apples in 1-inch cubes. Place them on a sheet pan and toss with the olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Divide the squash mixture between 2 sheet pans and spread it in a single layer. Roast for 35 to 45 minutes, until very tender. 
Meanwhile, heat the chicken stock to a simmer. When the vegetables are done, put them through a food prosser. When all of the vegetables are processed, place them in a large pot and add enough chicken stock to make a thick soup. Add the curry powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Taste for seasonings to be sure there's enough salt and pepper to bring out the curry flavor. Reheat and serve hot with condiments. 



Scott & Kelly's Corner  

Scott & Kelly

2011 is almost over along with our first year here at the Wine Country RV Park.  As we look back we wanted to thank all of our customers for coming to stay with us this year. We had a great year! We look forward to next year with some new and exciting plans.  We wish all of you a great Holiday Season and hope you plan to come back and see us soon.   


Scott & Kelly 

 The answer to last month's riddle was:
It was rumored that along with relieving the banks of the customers money, he tore up all of the mortgages he could find.  In those days if the bank did not have a paper copy of the mortgage, it was noncollectable.  No one had the exact answer but a couple of the answers were so good I couldn't resist sending them a gift.


Here is this months riddle -   What is rumored to be a good season appropriate cure for snake bite?


The fastest guest to email to: 

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

Comments from the tasting room (cont.) 

 In the last newsletter I introduced you to Paul Gregutt (  His comments on tasting room etiquette makes you laugh or cry but he has some great insight into proper wine tasting room manners.  Here are a few more of his gems.
Paul Gregutt
Paul Gregutt

These are more of the comments from tasting room employees.


"Don't pull your glass away or raise it up mid-pour, if you think it's too much for you, dump or spit. I can't tell you how many times I've poured wine on the bar or floor when someone pulls their glass away."  

"Don't wear perfume or cologne. Wearing a scent in a tasting room - men or women - is offensive to everyone trying to enjoy the wine tasting experience." 


"Don't bring the kids!"

 "Don't be the loud person - use your inside voice. Nobody cares what you have in your cellar. Ask the staff questions about their wines if you're looking to purchase. Otherwise, you are wasting their time."


On The Wine Front

Red wine
Wine doesn't get much better than this Cab

Will our early freeze produce great Ice Wine for the future??  Check it out next year.

Corks still are the preferred method for sealing a bottle of wine.  I really think it is all about the ambiance and customs. Follow the results of our survey on our website and make your choice.


Want to win $5000.  Local Wine Events is holding a contest!


Nov. 2nd

Desert Wind

Cooking Class:  Fall Favorites 


Nov. 12 & 13th

Davenlore Winery

Fall Release  

Apex Cellars  

Pizza & Vino - Homemade Pizza & $5 glass of wine 


Nov. 18th

Desert Wind

Friday Night Supper Club 

Milbrandt Vineyards

Dinner Party 


Nov. 19th  

Desert Wind

Holiday Open House  

Apex Cellars  

Klipsun Vertical Night  '00, '01, '02 & 1/2 off cheese plate 


Nov. 25th-27th

Many Wineries

Thanksgiving in Wine Country 


Nov. 26th

Kestrel Vintners

Harvest Winemaker Dinner  

Apex Cellars  

Uncork a great Thanksgiving with us.

New '08 releases paired with smoked turkey, oyster stuffing & macaroons. 

Dec. 3rd

Apex Cellars  

"Toast to the Season"   Sparkling nights and gift basket making.  Apex provides baskets, shred and cello and 1st glass of wine.  Fill you basket with gifts.


Dec. 7th

Desert Wind

Cooking Class:  Creole Classics 


Dec. 10th

Mercer Estates & many more

Holiday Open House  

Apex Cellars

"Come out of the box and have your palet seduced"

6 syrahs & Cigars  '99,'00,'01,'02,'04,'06  (cigar pricing will apply)  


Dec. 16th

Milbrandt Vineyards

Dinner Party 


Dec. 17th

Apex Cellars  

"Wherever your feast may take us with you"

A tribute to Winter Solstice with '00, '02,'03


Jan. 21st & 22nd, 2012

Desert Wind

Annual Crab Feed Dinner 


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