Scott McKinlay, Editor                               Vol. 11, Number 1          January  2014
  
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 January 31th  
Cement Suitcase


 
  
Red Wine & Chocolate 
Presidents Day Weekend 
Yakima Valley 
 

 

 

 

 

  

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 New Year, 
  
  
The entire crew at Wine Country RV Park would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year!!  We also hope all of you had a very safe, relaxing and enjoyable Holiday Season. 

It is now a perfect time to put together your 2014 New Year's Resolutions. If you have not visited Wine Country RV Park, it is a must to add to your To Do List for 2014.


Wine Country RV Park will be attending the 4th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair in Lake Havasu City, Arizona on January 17-19 2014. Good Sam Club members have been invited to join tens of thousands of spectators watching hot-air balloons as they soar high above London Bridge at Arizona's Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair.
Please stop by our Wine Country RV Park Booth that Eric Placzek and myself will be attending. We would be honored to meet all of you, and you can also enter your name into our daily prize drawings.



Red Wine & Chocolate 
Presidents Day Weekend ~ Feb 15-17, 2014~

Chocolate lovers, this weekend is for you! Each participating winery pairs sumptuous chocolate desserts with their very own remarkable red wines. Sample some of the Yakima Valley's finest red wines and enjoy chocolate confections.

The natural affinity between dark chocolate and red wine is no secret. The Red Wine and Chocolate event weekend in the Yakima Valley provides a distinctive and elegant offering of fine chocolate and fine wine. Visit the more than 52 wineries in the Yakima Valley Wine country during this Presidents' Day weekend. Each winery pairs sumptuous chocolate desserts with their very own remarkable red wines.

Please  check us out at  www.winecountryrvpark.com and make your plans for Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend. 

 

 

 

 

 

 Winter Prosser Farmers Market 

 

Summer market is over, but don't dismay because the Winter Prosser Market is going strong! From November through April on the first and third Saturdays, come to Sommers and Seventh streets, next to the Prosser Library, from 9-Noon to get fresh and local produce and goods.  

 

 www.prosserfarmersmarket.com

 

                           

Happy January and as always Safe Travels,

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Easy Recipe by Nick


 

 

Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks



Servings: 12 * Serving Size: 2 pieces *  
Calories: 86.8* * Fat: 4.8 g * Protein: 7.4 g * Carb: 3.5 g * Fiber: 0.2 g * Sugar: 0.2
Sodium: 168.6

Ingredients:
  • 12 sticks part-skim, reduced sodium mozzarella string cheese (Sargento)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 5 tbsp Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 5 tbsp panko crumbs
  • 2 tsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • olive oil cooking spray (I used my misto)


Directions:

Cut cheese in half to give you 24 pieces. Place cheese in the freezer until cheese is frozen.


In small bowl, whisk the egg. Place the flour on another small dish. In separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, panko, parmesan cheese and dried parsley.


Dip the frozen sticks in flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, then coat with the crumbs.


Repeat this process with the remaining cheese placing them on a tray with wax paper. Place cheese back into the freezer until ready to bake (this is a must or they will melt before the crumbs get golden).

When ready to bake preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with oil.


Place frozen cheese sticks on baking sheet. Spray the tops of the mozzarella sticks with a little more oil and bake in the bottom third of your oven until crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and bake an additional 4 - 5 minutes watching them closely so they don't melt.

Makes 24 pieces.

 

 

Manager's Corner  

 

 


Happy New Year!

 

 

I am looking forward to 2014 and a great year here at Wine Country RV Park! Our staff has already begun taking individual reservations as well as working to accommodate groups. If you haven't made a reservation already, I suggest you do so to ensure you get a spot for the time that you will be staying with us.  

 

The Red Wine and Chocolate weekend is always a great event weekend here in Prosser, and it really kicks off the events for the year. Remember, we are located within walking distance of many wineries, making it convenient for you to Park, Stay and Play! Call to make your reservation today, and ask about our Signature Wine Package!

 

Our team is also going to be in Lake Havasu City, Arizona for the Balloon Fest, January 16-20.  If you are in the area, stop at our booth and say hello to Eric and Scott as they will be there handing out information and answering questions about Prosser and Wine Country RV Park.

 

February 6-9th, Scott and I will be at the Seattle RV Show. We will be giving a presentation on things to do in Prosser and all of the amenities the RV Park has to offer. There will also be daily drawings to win some neat prizes! Remember to stop by and say hello if you are at the show.

There is a lot going on in Prosser in 2014 and remember we are here to make your stay fun, relaxing and memorable. Sites fill up fast, so give us a call or go online to make your reservations today !

I wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!

 

 

Nick

 

 

 

Monthly Riddle Corner
  
The answer to last month's riddle was:
Answer: The Christmas alphabet has No L (Noel)
Congratulations to Jeff Sipes  
 

 

Here is this months riddle -

 

 

Riddle:

I am an instrument that you can hear, but you can not touch or see 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:  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: Milbrandt

 

 

 

Milbrandt Vineyards 

508 Cabernet Court 

Prosser, WA 99350

(509) 788-0030

www.milbrandtvineyards.com 

 

  

 

 


Farming is in our blood. Our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all made their living working the land. Eastern Washington is in our blood. We came here as young children and have always called it home. When we planted our first vines in 1997 we were entering uncharted territory. Today, we farm 12 distinct estate vineyard sites totaling more than 2,300 acres. Our grapes are purchased by some of the most prestigious wineries in the state. Our own winery, launched in 2005, produces highly-individualistic wines from our estate and neighboring vineyards.

 

 

We were very careful about matching the right variety to the right site. Our goal was to be the best growers in the state. From the start, demand for our grapes was immediate and overwhelming.

 

 

As farmers, there is nothing more satisfying than controlling the quality and style of your product from start to finish. In June of 2007 we launched the Milbrandt Vineyards label.

 

 

Visit us to taste new releases from our nearly 2,000 acres of vines planted in the Wahluke Slope and Columbia Valley appellations. In addition to our Traditions and The Estates wines, we also offer rare and limited-edition bottlings available only at the tasting room in Prosser or through our MBV Cellar Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Wine Front 

 

  Upcoming Events 

 

 

 

 

Red Wine & Chocolate 
Presidents Day Weekend ~ Feb 15-17, 2014~
 
Chocolate lovers, this weekend is for you! Each participating winery pairs sumptuous chocolate desserts with their very own remarkable red wines. Sample some of the Yakima Valley's finest red wines and enjoy chocolate confections.

The natural affinity between dark chocolate and red wine is no secret. The Red Wine and Chocolate event weekend in the Yakima Valley provides a distinctive and elegant offering of fine chocolate and fine wine. Visit the more than 52 wineries in the Yakima Valley Wine country during this Presidents' Day weekend. Each winery pairs sumptuous chocolate desserts with their very own remarkable red wines.

Please  check us out at  www.winecountryrvpark.com and make your plans for Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend.   

 

 

Desert Wind Winery

2258 Wine Country Rd. Prosser

509-786-7277

 

Crab Feed at Desert Wind Winery  

Saturday - January 25, 2014

Start: 5:00 End: 8:00pm


Pre-dinner reception at 5:00 p.m.; dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual Crab Feed extravaganza! $65 per person ($55 for Wine Club) includes dinner and a glass of wine, plus coffee or tea and pre-dinner reception. Seating is communal; please let us know if you wish to be seated with specific guests. All reservations must be booked prior to January 18, 2014.

 

On the menu:
Pre-dinner nibbles
MOJAVE Caesar Salad
Artisan Bread
Crab and Seafood Boil with Andouille Sausage
Corn on the Cob
Roasted Potatoes
Lemon Tartlets
 

 

 

 

 

 

Milbrandt Vineyards

508 Cabernet Court

Prosser, WA 99350

509-788-0030

 

 

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 tara@milbrandtvineyards.com 

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 tara@milbrandtvineyards.com

 

  

 

 

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