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Scott McKinlay, Editor                               Vol. 10, Number 3               March  2013
Current Events 
Red Wine & ChocolateEvent Summary
For late breaking events in Prosser or events  that didn't make the newsletter
Easter Egg Hunt
 March 30th
Prosser City Park
Ages 0-9
10 AM Sharp
Jazz Concert
April 18th
Princess Theatre
Mercer Estates
Something Every
March 16th-23rd-30th
Tasting Room
Milbrandt Vineyards
March Dinner Party 
March 23rd
Willow Crest Winery
April 20th 6-9PM
Pre Spring Barrel
Winemakers Dinner

   Pre-Spring Barrel Tasting

April 19-21


Spring Barrel Tasting

April 26-28


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

Greetings From Wine Country RV Park!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Did you know that the city of  Chicago dyes the Chicago River green for St. Patricks Day? They use 40 lbs. of green dye and it stays bright green for 2 hours.


Have you noticed the gorgeous sun shining brightly? Now is the perfect time to dust off the winter debris, and bring out your RV.


Bring your RV and come celebrate the arrival of April with Pre-Spring and Spring Barrel Tasting.  Spring Barrel tasting is your chance to get a jump on tasting and purchasing some of the best wines in wine country. A visit to the Valley on this weekend will allow you to sample yet-unfinished wines from the barrel. Pre-Spring tasting is April 19-21st some of the wineries are offering specials this weekend  without the crowds!  We still have spots available for that weekend. If you can't make it to Pre-Spring Barrel Tasting, no worries, there is also Spring Barrel Tasting which  is April 26-28th. You can go to to view event information in advance, and if you'd like to upgrade to the Premier Pass which entitles you to extra specials at some of the wineries you can do so at the website.  If you want to upgrade, jump on it now because the Premier Pass will be discounted ON-LINE until April 21.


Spring Barrel Tasting also allows tasters a sneak preview of upcoming vintages from their favorite wineries. This special weekend in the Yakima Valley features winemakers and cellar staff who are on hand to share insights and answer questions on the winemaking process. Many of the 40 participating wineries make special efforts to enhance the wine tasting experience by adding delicious cheeses, sauces, salads, and even desserts to mix along with special tasting and education.


While you are here don't forget to go check out the I-82 wineries just a few minutes up on Lee Road.


We hope you will visit us at Wine Country RV Park while you are here this coming year! and if you are bringing a friend that doesn't have an RV log onto innathorseheaven and reserve a room that is less than a two minute walk from the RV Park.


Remember we do have an online reservation system, so if you wake up in the middle of night wondering where you could go for a quick weekend, enjoy the sunshine, play a round of golf, wine taste and then have an awesome evening around the fire pit with friends!  This is the place!!  You can log onto and make your reservation for up to 2 years in advance!!


Happy Spring and as always Safe Travels,








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Good Eatin' by Nick


Healthy Potato Salad:




Picnic potato salads are big fat traps, but picnics and cookouts just wouldn't be the same without potato salad.


Here is a delicious low fat recipe with just 0.5 grams of saturated fat per serving!


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes




    • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook potatoes until tender.
    • Drain and allow to cool.
    • In a large bowl, combine red onion, Dijonnaise and plain yogurt.
    • Add cooled potatoes and mix well.
    • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 6


Per Serving:

    • Calories 125
    • Calories from Fat 5 (sat 0.5g)
    • Cholesterol 0.3mg
    • Sodium 95mg
    • Carbohydrate 26.4g
    • Fiber 2.1g
    • Protein 3.7g








Manager's Corner  



Hey Everyone!



I want to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Nick Shaw and I am the new manager here at Wine Country RV Park. I have been a long time Prosser resident and think very highly of this beautiful town, amazing people, and incredible weather. You will also see my passion for health and fitness, as it will be evident in each newsletter's healthy eating section, where I will provide a healthy recipe option for entrees, side dishes and snacks. I am excited for this year and to share in your experience of staying here at the Wine Country RV Park. Thank you and I look forward to meeting you!


Happy Travels,





Monthly Riddle Corner
The answer will be posted in next month's newsletter: 


Here is this months riddle -  

You can see nothing else
When you look in my face,
I will look you in the eye
And I will never lie.



The riddles will be collected for 24 hours, to make it fair to our clients that don't get home from work until later in the day.  One name will be drawn from those who entered within 24 hours of the newsletter.  Email your answer to: with RIDDLE in the subject line and the correct answer drawn from the entries to the riddle will receive a free one night stay.      

 Featured Winery: Mercer Estates


Mercer Estates Tasting Room

Open Wed-Sun 10.00-5.00

March 23rd Something Every Saturday-Taste Washington @Home

Celebrate Washington State -our wines paired with great Northwest recipe ideas.


March 30th Something Every Saturday-Riesling: the perfect wine for Easter

Riesling is the perfect food pairing wine with your Easter meal. All Riesling is 15% off today.





On the Wine Front 




Milbrandt Vineyards

You are invited to Milbrandt Vineyards March Dinner Party

March 23rd, 2013 7PM

Social hour at 6:30

Reservations 509-788-0030


Desert Wind Winery

Join us for an evening of food and fun at our monthly supper club.

Friday Night Supper Club-March 29 and April 26

Price includes dinner with wine pairing, plus a pre dinner social.

Pre Dinner social begins at 6:00

Reservation 509-786-7277


Coyote Canyon Winery

Winemakers Loft 357 Port Avenue, Prosser, WA

Pre Barrel Weekend - April 20, 21, 2013 Celebrate Spring with us as we treat you with New Released Wine, Barrel Sampling and Live Music.

Spring Barrel Weekend April 26th-28th 2013. Music, Food, Wine, and Lots of Fun.


Willow Crest Winery

590 Merlot Dr Prosser, WA 

April 20th 6-9 PM Pre Spring Barrel Winemakers Dinner 

This Dinner features our Spring Barrel Selection and other hand picked varieties to pair with a delicious 4 course meal.

Reservations 509-786-7999




Featured Wineries and Breweries 


Please click on websites below for updated Winery Events



 Airfield Estates   Alexandria Nicole Cellars   Apex Cellars


Coyote Canyon Winery  Cowan Vineyards  Desert Wind Winery 


Gamache Vintners  Heavens Cave  Hogue Cellars 


Kestrel Vintners  Martinez & Martinez Winery  Mercer Estates 


Milbrandt Vineyards  Thurston Wolfe Winery  Willow Crest Winery


Wine O' Clock Wine Bar & Bistro  Yakima River Winery




   These are just a few of the wineries we hope you will visit while you are here this coming year!!


 For the beer drinkers who might be coming along too, we have something for you too!!



Horse Heaven Hills Brewery    Located Downtown Prosser



       Whitstran Brewery                  Located on Wine Country Road






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