Scott McKinlay, Editor                               Vol. 10, Number 12          December  2013
Current Events 



Event Summary



For late breaking events in Prosser or events  that didn't make the newsletter
Prosser Winter
Farmer's Market

November - April
9am - Noon

1st & 3rd Saturdays

Farmers Market  

  Princess Theatre  
Monthly Must See Movie
Friday December 20
Shop Around the Corner

Christmas Day
December 25
Princess Christmas Market
Saturday December 14
Princess Theatre
Green Room 
Sunnyside Lighted
Farm Implement Parade
December 7th, 2013






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 December,
With Christmas just around the corner, it's hard to believe that 2013 is almost complete. It's been a very exciting year at Wine Country RV Park and we are looking forward to seeing all of you in 2014.
The weather is changing here in the Yakima Valley, but our climate here in Prosser allows us to stay open 12 months of the year. Just click on the Link located in this newsletter that has current weather conditions in Wine Country.

Princess Christmas Market

Saturday 14 December 2013, 09:00am - 02:00pm
Local art vendors will be selling their one-of-a-kind items, just in time for Christmas! Join us in the Green Room for holiday festivities.

Princess Theatre

  Christmas Trees on the Farm at Bill's Berry Farm
Begin your family's Christmas preparations with a trip to the farm for a fresh cut Christmas tree. The fun begins Thanksgiving weekend and continues into December!

Our park looks absolutely stunning decked in hundreds of fresh cut trees, scores of beautiful handmade wreaths and garlands, and oodles of twinkling Christmas lights. Place an order for a custom wreath or length of garland and we'll make it while you watch.

Enjoy a caroling hayride around the farm for a donation to a local charity, pet our goats Max and Millie, sip a cup of hot cocoa or hot cider by the bonfire, and try a delicious vanilla sugar donut (Farm Wife Julie's absolute favorite flavor!)

Photo opportunities abound, so bring your camera and take your Christmas card photo at our farm! Come start a new family tradition at Bill's Berry Farm!
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  3674 N. County Line Rd, Prosser WA 99350
This is the perfect time of the year to start planning your CLUB EVENTS for next year.
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.
Wine Country RV Park Meeting Room B
All of us at Wine Country RV Park greatly appreciate your business, and  wish you a



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Easy Recipe by Nick




 No-Bake Fudgy Snow Balls


I have to admit that when I think of Christmas, I think of all the wonderful things to eat, especially sweet goodies! Keeping calories down and enjoying these foods seem to never fit in the same sentence. With this simple recipe, you can indulge and not look like a  Snow Man!



Servings: 21 * Serving Size: 1 cookie  Calories: 69.5 * Fat: 3.8 g  Carb: 9.2 g  Fiber: 2.2 g  Protein: 2.1 g   



  • 15 pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup whole roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1 tbsp honey (agave if vegan)
  • 2 tbsp water (or more if needed)
  • 3 tbsp confectioner's sugar



Add almonds to your food processor and pulse until ground. Add dates, cocoa powder, honey, and water. Mix until it forms a sticky mass. If it seems too dry, add a little water, 1 tsp at a time. Wash hands and using damp hands (keep sink running) measure 1 tbsp and roll into a ball with the dough. Set balls on parchment paper.

Put confectioner's sugar in a bowl. Roll balls in your hand and then roll in sugar.
Can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.         

Manager's Corner  




Hey Everyone!


 First of all, I would like to thank all of you that journeyed here to stay with us this year. Being that it was my first year here at Wine Country RV Park, I have met a lot of new people and hope to see you all return again in 2014. We are busy improving the park over the winter months and gearing up for a great year to come!


I know a lot of you are getting ready to make your traveling plans for this next year.  Whether it's just yourself, a group of friends, or a large club or rally, we can accommodate you! Our friendly staff will help to arrange things for you to do when you come to visit. So give us a call at 1-800-726-4969 or visit our webpage to find out more about our park and what we have to offer.


I want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Holiday season!


Safe Travels,






Monthly Riddle Corner
The answer to last month's riddle was:
Answer: Police, fireman and mechanics all wear name tags. Another acceptable answer would be that two of them were women.


Here is this months riddle -




What is the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?






What is the difference?



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: Coyote Canyon




Coyote Canyon Winery

Winemaker's Loft Vintner's Village

357 Port Avenue, Studio A

Prosser, WA 99350

(509) 786-7686




Coyote Canyon Winery is a reflection of the Andrews Family's lifelong tradition of cultivating the land. Located in south central Washington State and the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills, this unique terroir and climate has nurtured Coyote Canyon Vineyard's award winning premium grapes since 1994.


Mike's love for the land and his desire for perfection in attending to the smallest vineyard detail is reflected in every glass of Coyote Canyon and H/H Estate premier wines. You can trust our name built  on "The Promise of the Land and Tradition"


We invite you to savor our wines, explore and enjoy the beauty of our vineyard, and join our CCW wine club.





Our tasting room is located in Studio A of the beautiful Winemaker's Loft in Vintner's Village, Prosser, Washington. Vintner's Village is a development hosting some of Eastern Washington's best wineries and walking trails that link over 16 wineries and restaurants.


We feature our award winning Coyote Canyon wines and Horse Heaven Hills 100% Estate wines. Our knowledgeable staff will welcome you with an informative, enjoyable and relaxed tasting experience.






On the Wine Front 


  Upcoming Events



Mercer Estates Winery

3100 Lee Road
Prosser, WA 99350
Phone: 509-786-2097

Tasting Room: 509-786-2097 ext. 106


Saturday, December 7th

10:AM-5:00 PM

Holiday Open House

Our tasting and barrel rooms

transform into a delightful holiday

market! Sixth Street Art Gallery

brings together a wonderful variety

of Northwest Art & handcrafted

holiday treasures. Holiday shopping at it's finest!



Willow Crest Wine Estates

590 Merlot Drive, Prosser



December 13-15 Winter Warehouse Sale

Stock up wine for the Holidays!




Milbrandt Vineyards

508 Cabernet Court

Prosser, WA 99350



Help Fight Hunger!

November 29th - December 31st

Bring in non-perishable food for complimentary tasting! Or help with a cash donation, all $5.00 tasting fees collected will be donated to Prosser and Mattawa's food banks.

Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 7th

Join us for some holiday cheer at our annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy the classical sounds from cellist Gareth Unwin while holiday shopping and sipping Milbrandt Vineyards finest wines. For MBV Cellar Club members this is the first weekend available to pick up the Winter release.  

Dinner Party!
Saturday, January 18th 7pm-9pm
Join us for a three course dinner with wine pairings prepared by Chef Rachel Mercer. The doors open for social hour at 6pm and we seat for dinner at 7pm. Menu coming soon. Dinner is $45 for MBV Cellar Club members and $55 for non-members. For reservations, call 509.788.0030 ext 14 or email

Valentine's Day Dinner Party!
Friday, February 14th 7pm-9pm
Join us for a three course dinner with wine pairings prepared by Chef Rachel Mercer. The doors open for social hour at 6pm and we seat for dinner at 7pm. Menu coming soon. Dinner is $45 for MBV Cellar Club members and $55 for non-members. For reservations, call 509.788.0030 ext 14 or email



Desert Wind Winery

2258 Wine Country Rd. Prosser



Wednesday - December 04, 2013 Cooking Class

Start: 6:00pm End: 9:00pm

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









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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