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Scott McKinlay, Editor                               Vol. 10, Number 4               April  2013
Current Events 

 Event Summary

For late breaking events in Prosser or events  that didn't make the newsletter
Jazz Concert
April 18th
Princess Theatre
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


Prosser Farmers Market

Open Each Saturday


Beginning May 4th

Prosser Farmers Market




Saturday May 25th





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!


 Hopefully you have started to think about getting your RV, trailer or tent out to come on over and visit us this Spring. It's warming up nicely and we have been busy, planning and preparing for your visit.


Don't forget to mark your calendars for Pre-Spring Barrel and Spring Barrel coming up very shortly. It's not too late to reserve a spot, but we are starting to fill up for these 2 fun filled event weekends.


  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.


Check out our current events, we do have quite a few events to offer in April. Don't forget golfers, we do have Black Rock Creek Golf Course, just up the road in Sunnyside.


As you are planning your spring, summer and fall travel, remember we love groups, big and small. If you are planning a special event remember we have banquet facilities as well as meeting rooms that can handle your group.



Runners it's not too early to start registering for the
2013 Sage Rat Run. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House and The Prosser Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Please join us on Saturday, May 18, 2013, for 3 great fun runs.

A Half Marathon starting in Sunnyside, Washington.
12k starting in Grandview, or a 5k starting in Prosser.
The Half Marathon and 12k runs follow the Lower Yakima Valley Pathway and travel through
Grandview and finish in Prosser, Washington.
The 5k run travels along the Yakima River and finishes in Prosser.
On Sunday, May 19, 2013, we have 2 trail fun runs.
A 50k Ultra and a 15k starting and finishing at the Prosser Chamber of Commerce.

For more up to date information go to


Saturday, June 15th is Prosser's 12th Annual Scottish Fest and Highland Games from 9:00 AM to 6:00 P.M. at Port of Benton Wine and Food Park. For more information visit
Also, if you haven't made the trip out north of Prosser to visit Vineheart Winery and Pontin del Roza Winery you are missing out on a true experience. The vineyards are right next to the tasting rooms. We promise you won't be disapointed.

 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 the 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


Here's a new spin to the other White Meat

Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin 


Makes 4 Servings




* 1 pound pork tenderloin
* ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
* 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
* 1 clove garlic
* 2 teaspoons soy sauce
* ½ teaspoon grated ginger
* 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard




1. Place the pork in a slow cooker (or in a baking dish).
2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
3. Pour mixture over pork, coating the pork generously.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours (or 45 minutes at 350oF when cooking in oven).


Nutritional Facts


(Per Serving)

  • Calories: 182
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 6g









Manager's Corner  



Hey Everyone!


It's been a long time coming, but the warmer weather is finally upon us! As we are transitioning into spring, the wineries are doing the same and getting ready to kick the season off into high gear. Sites here are filling up fast here. So if you want to come out and enjoy some great weather, wine, and relaxation in beautiful wine country, make your reservations NOW while we still have some available by either calling direct or visiting our website.


April is sure to be a fantastic month and I look forward to seeing you here!


Happy Travels,






Monthly Riddle Corner
The answer to last month's riddle was:
Your Reflection


Here is this months riddle -

I spit like bacon, am made with an egg,

I have plenty of backbone but lack good legs,

I peel like an onion but still remain whole,

I'm long like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole

What am I?  



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: Willow Crest




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


May 12th Mothers Day

We will have a brunch-style menu on the patio with yummy sangria by the glass. We will also have a special treat just for moms. Each lovely lady gets to pick a flower with a surprise discount which can be from 10-50% off all wine purchases!

Call for more Information-Reservations 509-786-7999


May 25 Wine Club

Pick-up Social 4-5, Patio Events 5-7 Our First wine club release of 2013 will kick off with our Patio Party: Wine Club members are invited to arrive for an exclusive social hour from 4-5 and join us for our dinner on the patio from 5-7. Members picking up their wine club shipment will receive free entry for themselves and guests to both the social and dinner.

Dinner is open to the public












On the Wine Front 


  2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition


Results of the 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition


Wine Competition in Hood River, Oregon


Congratulations to many of our Prosser Wineries


Willow Crest Winery  Apex Cellars  Mercer Estates

Desert Wind Winery  Gamache Vintners  Milbrandt Vineyards

Coyote Canyon Winery  Thurston Wolfe Winery

Kestrel Vintners  Snoqualmie Winery  Milbrandt Vineyards

Alexandria Nicole Cellars


   Upcoming Events


Desert Wind Winery

2258 Wine Country Road, Prosser

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

Friday Night Supper Club- 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.


Airfield Estates Winery

DATE: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 12-14
TIME: 10am-6pm in Prosser & 11am-6pm in Woodinville
LOCATION: Airfield Estates Prosser & Woodinville Tasting Rooms

Join us for the debut of our 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay! Due to its popularity, this is the ONLY WEEKEND it will be tasted this year. This wine typically sells out before the next vintage is bottled. If you can't make it to the tasting, this wine will be available for sale online and in our Tasting Rooms. Get it while it lasts!

SPRING BARREL TASTING WEEKEND!!!Friday, April 26th - Sunday, April 28th 10am-6pm @ Airfield Estates Winery in Prosser

Sample some of our newly released whites, favorite reds, & upcoming wine still in barrel. Enjoy live performances by local musicians & treat yourself to some delicious BBQ! With your premier pass, you can also visit 40 other Yakima Valley wineries!


Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12
TIME: 10am-6pm in Prosser & 11am-6pm in Woodinville
LOCATION: Airfield Estates Prosser & Woodinville Tasting Rooms

Join us for a special Mother's Day Wine Tasting! We'll be featuring some of our favorite Spring wines and offering complimentary wine tasting to all mothers. Plus, moms receive a free rose with the purchase of 4 bottles or more.


Mercer Estates Winery

3100 Lee Road, Prosser

Open Wed-Sun 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

April 6- Something Every Saturday-Enjoy a "Spring Flight Tasting" of selected wines! Also, Mercer Estates will be featuring wine by the glass while relaxing on their beautiful patio. 


April 13-Something Every Saturday-Tax Relief Day-15% off-Free Shipping

April 20- Get up close and personal - begin with a tour through the Pinot Gris vineyard next to the Tasting Room , experience the aroma traits in our "sensory room" and taste Mercer Estates highly acclaimed Pinot Gris wine!

May 4-Something Every Saturday-Everything about Chardonnay! Experience the chardonnay aroma in Mercer Estates "Sensory Room" and enjoy three different Mercer Chardonnay wines.

May 11-  Something Every Saturday-Celebrate Wonderful Whites! Enjoy a relaxed, seated tasting of Mercer's highly acclaimed white wines. Treat your Mother and yourself.


Milbrandt Vineyards

508 Cabernet Court, Prosser

April Dinner Party Saturday, April 20th 6:30-9pm

Join us for a dinner party! Featuring three courses paired with corresponding 3 oz. wine pours. Dinner begins at 7pm (join us early at 6:30 for light appetizers and wine tasting). Grab some friends or a date and come spend a Saturday night with us! Menu to be announced. Cost is $45 for MBV Cellar Club members or $55 for non-members (additional wine, tax, and gratuity not included). For reservations or more information please call 509.788.0030 or email
Booming Barrel Sale
April 27th 9am-11am
Our largest wine sale of the year! 50% off all wine for MBV Cellar Club members and 30% off all wines for non-members. Must be present to purchase. No phone or online orders for this sale accepted. Pre-orders will be accepted on case orders of 10 cases or greater. Email for more information


Kestrel Vintners

2890 Lee Road, Prosser

Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday May 12th 11-2 pm

RSVP (509) 786-2675

Tickets $50 wine club

$65 guests

RSVP (509) 786-2675


Alexandria Nicole Cellars

April 17th-6.00PM Verjus Cooking Demonstration, Culinary Education and Wine Pairing@ Prosser Tasting Room  $45 Cost 


Cuatro de Mayo May 4, 2013

Prosser Tasting Room Cost 25.00


Cinco De Mayo falls on a Sunday this year so we are celebrating a day early! Start the evening with a glass of wine and a whack at the piñata! Chef Magana is going whole hog on this one! He's roasting a whole pig for a Grande taco bar with all the goodies, tortillas, chips, guacamole, a trio of queso dips, and of course salsas! Speaking of salsa, Dana and Christian Camarena of Salsa con Rumba Dance will treat us to a sizzling salsa performance, muy caliente! Then we all get a turn with a lesson and dance the night away. Vamos A Bailar! Tickets are $25.00 Per person. * Space is limited so purchase your tickets today!






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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