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Scott McKinlay, Editor                               Vol. 10, Number 6              June  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
  
  
Yakima Valley
Community College
Tour and Taste
July 19, 2013 
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  
  
Art Walk & Wine Gala
July 20, 2013
6:00-10:00 PM 
  
  
   Princess Theatre  
Monthly Movies
June 21, 2013
To Kill a Mockingbird
July 19, 2013
Men in Tights 

 Fathers Day
June 16
 

 

 

Prosser Farmers Market

Open Each Saturday

8AM-12

Beginning May 4th

Prosser Farmers Market

 

 

 

  

Princess Theatre Schedule 

 
Tickets to many of these great events are available at the Prosser Chamber of Commerce 

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 Greetings from Wine Country RV Park!

  

Happy Father's Day!

 

Are you looking for somewhere special to spend Father's Day Weekend? Look no further, we have spaces available, ample sunshine, the pool is ready, if it's a friendly game of golf you're looking to play don't forget we have it right up the road between Sunnyside and Prosser, Black Rock Creek Golf Course. You can check them out at www.blackrockcreekgc.com A few of the wineries are having Father's Day Specials. The bike trails are great to plan a family bike ride with dad, then go visit the Alpaca Farm, then go pick your own berries at Bill's Berry Farm.

 

Nearly Naked Alpaca Day!

Saturday, June 15, 2013    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

 You've seen them full-fleeced and fabulous, now come see them shorn and shapely! Annual spring shearing at Sage Bluff Alpacas has just concluded.

We are are celebrating our "harvest" with an open house. Come see the alpacas with their funny haircuts, talk with breeders John and Jennifer Ely, shop lovely retail, enjoy refreshments & more.

Sage Bluff Alpacas

8401 Steele Road, Prosser WA 99350
(509) 786-4507

 

Bill's Berry Farm Cherry Festival

Friday and Saturday June 28th and 29th 9am-5pm

Join us for our first festival of the summer.... celebrating our fresh sweet cherries! Our fields are clean and beautiful and there are no ladders required so every member of the family will want to ride the wagon out to the field with their own buckets. Or pick up some pre-picked fruit, available in our outdoor store. For more information and upcoming events such as the Blueberry Daze Festival July 5th and 6th visit www.billsberryfarm.com

 

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: www.tourprosser.com / events for a limited supply of tickets. Sixth Street Art & Gift Gallery (509) 786-3088 will be holding a select amount of tickets for readers of this newsletter just mention Tickets for RV Park/Best Western. These will only be available  till July 10th (Subject to Availability)...Don't Miss Out!

 

 

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
  
Happy Father's Day, if you are looking for a get away on Father's Day, some of the wineries are having Father's Day activities. Please also check the winery section of this newsletter for additional events.
  
  
  
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Tour and Taste

July 19, 2013

10:00 am-12:00 pm

  
  
The Yakima Valley Community College Vineyard & Winery

Technology program is pleased to invite you to a behind the

scenes tour of our vineyard and winery facility, from grape

to glass.

 

Join us as our students and staff:

* Give a guided tour describing the winemaking process.

* Provide food and wine pairing stations

* Demonstrate the impact of barrel aging on a wine.

 

Cost to attend is $10, refundable with a wine purchase.

110 Grandrigde Ave, Grandview WA 98930

Just minutes from Wine Country RV Park

 

To register, Please call Scott McKinlay at (509) 786-7977

, Ext 195 or email him at sales@winecountryrvpark.com

  
  
  
  

Presents:

Gun Safety!

      
  
  
  
  

National surveys show that nine out of ten RV'ers travel with firearms. If you are traveling with guns on-board, it is your responsibility to abide by the Federal laws as well as the individual laws of the states where you travel, and in some cases, the local laws from town-to-town. And don't forget the policies and rules of the parks where you over-night! Do you believe your RV is your home-on-wheels and exempt from the law? This class will clear up this myth and many more.

  

  
  Wine Country RV Park! Tuesday, June25th 
  Wine Country RV Park!  Friday, July 5th 
  Gun Laws & You!

  3pm - 5pm

 2-hour classroom "quickie"

  Cost: $20/person...$25/couple

 

  Wine Country RV Park! Wednesday, June 26th

  Wine Country RV Park! Saturday, July 6th

 

  30+ State Concealed Carry Permit!

  UTAH Concealed Firearm Permit qualification class

  Tuition, paperwork, forms, fingerprints & photo:   

  $250/person

  Class does not include the $51 Federal Application fees!

  9am- 3pm

 Camper Pre-register special: 

 $200/person (save $50) *$300/couple (save $200)

  Registration?Questions?

  Contact J. B. Herren: (360) 378-1776  JB@NorthwestSafetyFirst.com

 

 

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 www.winecountryrvpark.com and make your reservation for up to 2 years in advance!!

 

 

Happy June  and as always Safe Travels,

Scott

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS

                                       

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Good Eatin' by Nick


 

 

Grilled Pizza with Pesto, Tomatoes & Feta

 

Keep the kitchen cool, by baking pizza on the backyard grill. For convenience, this recipe uses prepared pizza dough, found in most supermarkets, and pesto from a jar.

 

Makes: 4 servings

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, torn

This recipe calls for:

Preparation

  1. Heat grill to medium-high.
  2. Meanwhile, place dough on a lightly floured surface. Divide into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into an 8-inch round crust, about 1/4 inch thick. Place crusts on a floured baking sheet. Carry crusts and toppings out to the grill.
  3. Lay crusts on grill (they won't stay perfectly round). Cover grill and cook until crusts are lightly puffed and undersides are lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  4. Using tongs, flip crusts. Immediately spread pesto over crusts. Top with tomatoes. Sprinkle with feta and pepper. Cover grill and cook until the undersides are lightly browned, about 3 minutes more. Sprinkle with basil and serve immediately.

Nutrition

 

Per serving: 430 calories; 18 g fat ( 7 g sat , 9 g mono ); 27 mg cholesterol; 49 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 4 g fiber; 749 mg sodium; 262 mg potassium.

 

 

Manager's Corner  

 

 Hey Everyone!
 

 

Hope all of you had a safe Memorial Day Weekend. We thank all of you who came and spent this time with us here at Wine Country RV Park!

 

Summer is fast approaching and I am sure everyone is looking forward to taking vacations and weekend getaways. June is a fantastic month to visit Prosser, with the wineries going strong and with the Scottish Fest & Highland Games, it is definitely a great experience if you haven't had the opportunity to witness it! We still have some sites available for that weekend, June 14-16. Hurry and make your reservations because you won't want to miss out on the fun.

 

And for those wanting to come visit us on the 4th of July, we are getting close to full. Prosser has a great small town Fourth of July celebration with a carnival and other events happening all day, topped off with a firework display at night. So pack up your rigs and come join us!

 

Safe Travels,

 

Nick

 

 

 

Monthly Riddle Corner
The answer to last month's riddle was:
I am Hawaii
 

 

Here is this months riddle -

 

  
What has a mouth but doesn't eat, a bank with no money, a bed but doesn't sleep, and waves but has no hands? 

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:  Riddle@WineCountryRVPark.com 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: Apex Cellars

 

 

 

 

The Winemaker's Loft

357 Port Street Prosser, WA 99350

(509) 786-1800 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Wine Front 

 

  Upcoming Events

 

 

 

  

Willow Crest Wine Estates

590 Merlot Drive, Prosser

509-786-7999

Sunday, 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!

June 21-23 10-5pm

Celebrate the first official weekend of Summer w/our Warehouse Sale! Great deals on all kinds of wine!  Up to 70% off select labels, case specials, volume discounts, and more! June 21 Wine Club/Industry June 22-23 Open to Public.

June 28 Friday Night Supper Club:  Hot Summer Nights, featuring wines by Willow Crest and products from local purveyor Chukar Cherries

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 and Willow Crest wine club members) includes dinner with wine pairing, plus a pre dinner social. Advance reservations required. Please call 509-786-7277 to book.

 

 

Desert Wind Winery

2258 Wine Country Rd. Prosser

509-786-7277

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.

Wednesday July 3 at 6:00 pm

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: 

Cherries & Berries Spinach Salad with Cherries Jubilee Vinaigrette and Chukar Berry Medley; Cherry-Chile Rubbed Rib Roast with Tommy's Cherry Steak Sauce, Roasted Sweet Potato Fries and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon; Vanilla-Peach Pots de Creme with Raspberry Truffles

Friday, July 19 - Pre-dinner social begins at 6:00 p.m.
Friday Night Supper Club: BBQ Daze, featuring wines by DavenLore
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.

 

 

Airfield Estates Winery

560 Merlot Drive, Prosser

509-786-7401

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

509-786-2097

June 8, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mercer team shares their favorite summer food and wine pairings. Bring home recipes to try at your next gathering or enjoy some of the duos we've prepared here

 

 

Lounging at the Loft

Summer Music Events

Saturday, July 06, 2013; 6 PM - 9 PM
Lounging at the Loft: Summer Music Event - Music, Food and Wine
Winemakers Loft, 357 Port Avenue, Prosser, WA 99350

Featuring: VICKY AND THE VELVETONES

Doors open at 6:00pm for seating and light tapas for purchase.
This is a 21 and over event.

Saturday, July 13, 2013; 6 PM - 9 PM
Lounging at the Loft: Summer Music Event - Music, Food and Wine
Winemakers Loft, 357 Port Avenue, Prosser, WA 99350

Featuring: DIRTY RIVER BLUES

Doors open at 6:00pm for seating and light tapas for purchase.
This is a 21 and over event.

Friday, July 19, 2013; 6 PM - 9 PM
Lounging at the Loft: Summer Music Event - Music, Food and Wine
Winemakers Loft, 357 Port Avenue, Prosser, WA 99350

Featuring: SHADES

Doors open at 6:00pm for seating and light tapas for purchase.
This is a 21 and over event.

  

 

Kestrel Vintners

2890 Lee Road, Prosser

509-786-2675

Kestrel & Pike Brewing present

June 27th Beer & Wine Dinner

6:30 pm @ Kestrel Prosser $60 per person

For more information and to purchase tickets login to www.kestrelwines.com /events

 

 

 

Yakima Valley Community College

Vineyard & Winery Technology Program

 

Tour and Taste

July 19, 2013

10:00am-12:00pm

The Yakima Valley Community College Vineyard & Winery Technology program is pleased to invite you to a behind the scenes tour of our vineyard and winery facility, from grape to glass. Join us as our students and staff:

*Give a guided tour describing the winemaking process.

*Provide food and wine pairing stations

*Demonstrate the impact of barrel aging on a wine. Cost to attend is $10, refundable with a wine purchase. 110 Grandridge Ave, Grandview WA 98930 To register, Please call Scott McKinlay at (509) 786-7977, ext 195 or email him at sales@winecountryrvpark.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Or contact us at WineCountry@WineCountryRvPark.com