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Scott McKinlay, Editor                               Vol. 10, Number 5               May  2013
Current Events 

 Event Summary

For late breaking events in Prosser or events  that didn't make the newsletter
Prosser Scottish Fest
June 15, 2013
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sage Rat Run
May 18

   Mother's Day

May 12


Memorial Day

May 27


Fathers Day

June 16


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


Welcome to May from Wine Country!


As this new month of May 2013 begins, here are our wishes for you:
May this month bring you satisfaction, peace and joy.
May all the desires of your heart be granted.
May this be the beginning of new things in your life.
Stay strong, be positive and fulfill your dreams
Happy new month friends!


We are enjoying a gorgeous spring here, and the days are warming up nicely. Great time to visit Wine Country!  


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

  A Half Marathon starting in Sunnyside, Washington.
A 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.


 Dash for Kids The 9th Annual Dash Race for the Kids will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Prosser Wine & Food Park in Prosser Washington. Area businesses will once again compete to take home the "Traveling Dash Trophy" to display at their place of business until Memorial Day 2014. The Inn at Horse Heaven triumphed for a second straight year last year to win the coveted prize. DASH


Don't miss the 10th Annual Art Walk and Wine Gala on Saturday, July 20th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. It will feature 30 artists from all over the Pacific Northwest. There will be 20 local wineries offering their latest vintages. Plus two micro breweries, area food vendors, and live jazz music to fill the air. Contact: Visitor Information Center for a limited supply of tickets 509-786-3177.


Saturday, June 15th is Prosser's 12th Annual Scottish Fest and Highland Games from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Port of Benton Wine and Food Park. For more information visit
For those of you who couldn't make it over last month for Spring Barrel Tasting Weekends, make your reservations now for next year. Everyone that attended had a great time.
Happy Mother's Day, if you are looking for a get away on Mother's Day, some of the wineries are having Mother's Day activities. Please also check the winery section of this newsletter for additional events.

The Princess Theatre in Historic Downtown Prosser shows a "must-see movie" once a month. Admission is just $5 a person; the theatre's concession stand offers inexpensive treats, including popcorn, of course! This month's movie is Sixteen Candles, on Friday, May 17.
The movie begins at 8 p.m. From 7 to 8 p.m., Valley Theater Company and Whitstran Brewing Company host an adult social in the adjoining Green Room. Prosser wines and microbrews are available by the glass; enjoy local and regional art as you sip and visit.


Upcoming movies are

June 21: To Kill a Mockingbird

July 19 : Men in Tights 


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




French Toast


Breakfast in bed will never be the same with this amazing, filling breakfast dish!




  1. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites, milk and vanilla. Soak the bread in the mixture.
  2. While the bread is soaking, place cereal in a sealed plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add sliced almonds and shake the bag to mix. Pour into a shallow pan.
  3. Carefully remove the bread slices from the egg mixture and coat with the cereal crumbs on both sides. Place the coated slices on a pre-sprayed pan or skillet and cook on each side until lightly browned.
  4. Top with cinnamon and sugar-free syrup.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (2 Slices)

Amount per serving


Calories 315

Total Fat7g

Total Carbs43g












Manager's Corner  




Hey Everyone!



 The month of April went out with a bang! Pre- Barrel weekend and Spring Barrel weekend were fantastic! We had a full house here at the park and I want to thank all of you that came out to enjoy this great weekend with us. The wineries were buzzing with people from all over and I hope everyone had a good time. It was nice to meet everyone and I look forward to seeing you all again!


With that said, we are filling up for Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27), so make sure you make your reservations online at or give us a call at 1-800-726-4969 to reserve your spot today. The weather is warming up and we will be getting the pool and spa ready to open by May 15th. What a great way to end the month of May with getaway here at Wine Country RV Park! I look forward to seeing you soon!


Safe Travels,







Monthly Riddle Corner
The answer to last month's riddle was:
A Snake


Here is this months riddle -


I have palms but not on hands,
I offer foods from distant lands,
When at my peak you'll see me smoke,
I'm famous for my friendly folk,
My flowers grow and yet they lay,
There's fire where a man will play,
I'm sure you know we're family,
You're welcome to come stay with me.
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: Desert Wind


 Sunday, May 12, seatings beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Mother's Day Brunch

Join us for a festive Mother's Day brunch in MOJAVE. $20 per person includes a fruit plate (served family-style), complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, and your choice of entree (served with country potatoes) from the following options:   
 Crab Cake Benedict
 Grilled Asparagus & Parmesan Benedict
Huckleberry French Toast
Crepes Suzette
Chocolate-Hazelnut Banana Crepe
MOJAVE Country Scramble
Organic Yogurt and Fruit Parfait

Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 508.786.7277 to book your seats.


 Friday, May 31 - Pre-dinner social begins at 6:00 p.m.

Friday Night Supper Club: Summer's Comin', featuring wines by Cowan Vineyards and coffees by local roastery Father Michael's Coffee Roastery

Join us for an evening of food and fun at our monthly supper club. Communal seating and a three-course, family-style dinner encourage lively conversation and new friendships. $55 per guest ($45 for Desert Wind wine club members and wine club members of the featured winery) includes dinner with wine pairings, plus a pre-dinner social. Advance reservations required. Please call 509.786.7277 to book.  

On the Menu:
Pulled Chicken Tacquitos with Coffee Toddy Coffee Barbecue Sauce, Green Chiles and Cilantro; Coffee-Rubbed, Maple-Coffee Glazed Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Wood Smoked Bacon, Apples, and Almonds, served with Butter-Crushed Potatoes and Sauteed Green Beans; Dark Roast Creme
Brle with Caramelized Sugar Crust



Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m.

Cooking Class

Join the MOJAVE chefs for an interactive evening of culinary education. Limited seating available; $55 per guest ($45 for wine club members) includes interactive meal prep, dinner, wine and recipes. Advance reservations required. Please call 509.786.7277 to book.

 On the Menu: 

Pulled Chicken Tacquitos with Coffee Toddy Coffee Barbecue Sauce, Green Chiles and Cilantro; Coffee-Rubbed, Maple-Coffee Glazed Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Wood Smoked Bacon, Apples, and Almonds, served with Butter-Crushed Potatoes and Sauteed Green Beans; Dark Roast Creme
Brle with Caramelized Sugar Crust



Sunday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m.
Red Wine & Ribs

Treat Dad (or yourself) to a special Father's Day meal, featuring a three-course lunch with wine pairings and a complimentary gift for all fathers. $45 per person ($35 for Wine Club members); reservations required. Please call 509.786.7277 to book.




On the Wine Front 


  Upcoming Events


Willow Crest Wine Estates

590 Merlot Drive, Prosser


May 12th Mother's 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

June 16th  12-4pm Father's Day BBQ

Calling all Dads, Granddads, Step-dads, or just Daddy-o's! Come on down to Willow Crest and let US run the BBQ! Custom gourmet burgers (you pick the toppings!) baked beans, potato salad, and chips for $10/plate. Dad's receive a free glass of wine with meal purchase and a 15% discount all day!




Airfield Estates Winery

560 Merlot Drive, Prosser



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.

Father's Day Tasting (Prosser & Woodinville)

Saturday, June 15th - Sunday, June 16th During Father's Day weekend, dads receive complimentary wine tasting! We will also be featuring our favorite summer barbeque wines. Take home a free Airfield golf ball with a purchase of 4 bottles or more (while supplies last).



Mercer Estates Winery

3100 Lee Road, Prosser

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


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.

May 18- Something Every Saturday- Explore the world of wine in our sensory room! Enhance your senses and learn about varietal characteristic aromas, then test your palate with a tasting flight of Mercer Estate wines.

May 25-Something Every Saturday-Sauvignon Blanc & Country Music- A day dedicated to a couple of our favorite things

June 1-Something Every Saturday-Break in the Patio! Enjoy the beautiful view of the Horse Heaven Hills, as we break in the patio today! Set among the walking paths, the lovely landscaping and Pinot Gris vineyard- we welcome summer and sippin' wine on the patio!



Kestrel Vintners

2890 Lee Road, Prosser


Mothers's Day Brunch

Sunday May 12th 11-2 pm




Tickets $50 wine club

$65 guests

RSVP (509) 786-2675







Alexandria Nicole Cellars 



2800 Lee Road, Suite D Prosser



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 piata! 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!







Yakima Valley Community College

Vineyard & Winery Technology



500 W. Main Street

Grandview, WA 98930






May 14th, Enartis Vinquiry finishing tannins seminar, 2:00P

May 17th at Yakima Valley Vintners Tasting room, Trivia Night, 6:30P open registration, play starts at 7:00P

May 18th, Grape to Glass Gala Winemakers Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser, social starts at 6:00P


The annual Grape to Glass Gala will include a Winemaker's Dinner paired with Yakima Valley Vintners' wines, a silent auction, music and dancing.

Proceeds will benefit student scholarships for the Vineyard & Winery Technology Program.

The Gala is also a way to celebrate the success of graduates from the program who are working in the grape and wine industry. This year we will feature two vineyard technology graduates. The wines they are involved with will be paired with the appetizers. Join us to celebrate their success as we showcase the work they are doing with local employers.


Purchase Tickets by May 10, 2013.


509.882.7069 *

May 31st, ETS Seminar on Phenolics and Natural Fermentation, 10:00A



For more information contact Trent Ball at 509-882-7007 or






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



 Vineheart Winery  Pontin del Roza







   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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