Scott McKinlay, Editor                               Vol. 11, Number 2          February  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  

  
  
  
  
 
Seattle RV Show 
February 6th-9th, 2014 
CenturyLink Field 
Event Center

 
 


 
  
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!
  
 
February has arrived and this is the month that all of the local wineries have been gearing up for all winter. Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend is truly an experience you don't want to miss.    


Red Wine & Chocolate 
Presidents Day Weekend ~ Feb 15-16, 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 50 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.

Visit www.wineyakimavalley.org for information/Premier Pass or call 509-965-5201. 

 

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

 

 

It was sure nice to see everyone that stopped by our booth at the Lake Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair last month. It was a truly amazing event weekend, and we look forward to seeing all of you this upcoming year.

 

 

 

Snowbirds don't forget your $10.00 Wine Country RV Park Bucks 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

If you are planning on attending the Seattle RV Show February 6-9 at Century Link Field Event Center in Seattle, please stop by our booth and say hello to Nick and Myself. Please also check the schedule when you arrive, because we will also be putting on a presentation on things to do in Prosser as well as all of the amenities Wine Country RV Park has to offer.

 

  

 

Happy February and as always Safe Travels,

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Easy Recipe by Nick


 

 

 

Here is a great cheesecake recipe that is tasty and low calorie!  

 

Skinny Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Servings: 9 * Size: 1 square Calories: 150 * Fat: 7.5 g * Protein: 5 g * Carb: 15 g

Fiber: 0.5 g * Sugar: 10 gSodium: 57.5 mg

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (50g) crushed chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tbsp light butter, softened
  • 8 oz package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 oz fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbspall purpose flour
  • 1 oz Baker's semi-sweet dipping chocolate
  • 18 raspberries


Directions:

Heat oven to 350F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray.

Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter with a fork until mixed through. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan.

Gently beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth using an electric mixer. Gradually beat in fat free yogurt, egg whites and flour., do not over beat. Pour over graham cracker crust.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool to room temperature then chill a few hours in the refrigerator.


Cut the cake into 9 slices. Melt the chocolate in the mircowave, 30 seconds at a time until melted, careful not to burn. Use a spatula to drizzle the chocolate all over the top of the cheesecake. Top each piece with 2 raspberries and enjoy!

 

 

 

Manager's Corner  

 

 

Hey Everyone!

 

I hope you all had a great start to the New Year. We have been busy upgrading our store, office, and meeting rooms here at Wine Country RV Park. New paint on the walls and our newest addition, a wine bar to host special tastings from some of our local wineries! Since our place here is a perfect destination to stay and experience the great wines that the Lower Yakima Valley has to offer, it makes perfect sense to invite those wineries to have them come here. We will keep you updated on the times and dates for these events.  

 

The Red Wine and Chocolate weekend is approaching and we still have sites available. Call and make your reservation today for a great weekend dedicated to two great things, wine and chocolate!

 

As you already know Scott and I will be attending the Seattle RV Show February 6th - 9th. We will also be attending the Portland RV Show, March 5th -9th, at the Portland Expo Center. Come out and meet us there as we will be answering any questions and giving out information about Wine Country RV Park and Prosser, WA. We will also be having daily drawings as well.

 

Safe Travels!

 

 

 

Nick 

 

 

 

Monthly Riddle Corner
  
The answer to last month's riddle was:
Answer: Your Voice
Congratulations to Nate and Sandi Lain   
 

 

Here is this months riddle -

 

 

Riddle:

A ladder hangs over the side of a ship anchored in a port. The bottom rung touches the water. The distance between rungs is 20 cm and the length of the ladder is 180 cm. The tide is rising at the rate of 15 cm each hour.
When will the water reach the seventh rung from the top?

 

 

 

 


When will the water reach the seventh rung from the top?

   

  

 

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:

Prosser Vineyard & Winery

 

 

 


Prosser Vineyard & Winery

25334 S. 1545 PRSW / P.O. Box 288

Prosser, WA 99350 

(509) 788-2482

www.prosservineyardwinery.yolasite.com

 

 

 

 

Prosser Vineyard & Winery makes wine the old fashion way...... By Hand

Prosser Vineyard & Winery is a boutique winery located in Prosser WA, the birthplace of Washington's wine country.  We are fairly new to the area but not the wine industry.  Bill Jenkin is the former owner and winemaker for award winning Pamo Valley Vineyard & Winery in Ramona CA.  He also founded the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association. 

 

Bill relocated to Prosser in 2007 and decided to plant syrah grapes on his 10 acre estate.  He then began the process of establishing a boutique winery that will proudly produce wines worthy of carrying the Prosser name.

 

Together with his wife Lisa, Bill purchased syrah and cabernet sauvignon premium wine grapes from Coyote Canyon Vineyard within the Horse Heaven Hills AVA.  The first vintage were released early in 2009.  We look forward to sharing our passion with you!

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

On the Wine Front 

 

  Upcoming Events 

 

 

 

 

Red Wine & Chocolate 
Presidents Day Weekend ~ Feb 15-16, 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 50 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 reservations for Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend.   

 

 

Desert Wind Winery

2258 Wine Country Rd. Prosser

509-786-7277

 

Saturday - February 15, 2014
Death by Chocolate Dinner at Desert Wind Winery
Start: 6:00pm 
End: 9:00pm 
Join us for a chocolate-centric dinner experience, featuring a multi-course dinner highlighting ingredients from our Prosser neighbors, Chukar Cherries. $75 per person ($65 for Wine Club members) includes dinner with wine pairings and gratuity. Pre-dinner reception at 6:00 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required by February 8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the beer drinkers who might be coming to the area 

March BrewPub Trail | Wineries Express

March 15th-17th, 2014 11:00am - 06:00pm

11am-6pm - Ride in comfort with other Beer minded folks to Breweries from Yakima to Prosser. Limited seats so make sure to make your reservations. 

Contact
(509) 654-9505

 

 

 

Coyote Canyon Winery

357 Port Avenue

Prosser, WA 99350

(509) 830-6301

 

Barrel to Bottle | The Art of Blending Rhone Varietals

Saturday 08 February 2014, 09:30am - 01:30pm

Barrel to Bottle ~ Art of Wine Blending
Discover the Winemaker in YOU!
This unique experience will deepen your wine knowledge.

Winemaker Justin Michaud will lead you through the barrel samples
of Rhone varietals to create a custom red wine blend. Blending wine is a chance to make a wine transform into something more beautiful than from what it was at the beginning, an important final stage in the winemaking process It is up to the winemaker to understand all the characteristics of the vineyard, grape varieties involved and the different barrels. So as you can see, blending wine is no easy task, it is a skill which once perfected becomes an art.

Gourmet Lunch included

Makes a great gift. Call or email today to reserve your seat

at the table. 509-830-6301 coyotecanyonwinery@gmail.com 

$85 per person/ $75 per wine club member

 

 


Airfield Estates

560 Merlot Drive

Prosser, WA 99350

509-786-7401

 

RHONE ROUNDUP - RHONE RELEASE WEEKEND
Friday, February 7th - Sunday, February 9th

Join us for a tasting of our Rhone style wines.  We will be featuring our Rhone style Lightning and Mustang blends and debuting our new 2012 Roussanne and Marsanne.  Our new 2012 Grenache, Mourvedre, and Counoise will also be released to club members. 

 

NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY

Tuesday, February 18th In honor of National Drink Wine Day, post a picture of yourself enjoying your favorite Airfield wine on our Facebook page on February 18th and be entered to win a special Airfield Prize Package!

 

RUNWAY SERIES WINE TASTING

Friday, March 14th - Sunday, March 16th

Airfield's popular Runway Series Wines are seldom featured on the tasting list.  Don't miss this rare opportunity to try the entire line-up!

 

RUNWAY WINES...
2012 Unoaked Chardonnay
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Riesling
2011 Syrah
2012 Merlot

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: 
Friday-Sunday, March 14-16, 2014
Location: 
Airfield Estates

 

MERLOT MADNESS! Friday, March 28th - Saturday, March 29th

Join in on the fun as we sample a range of Merlot and Merlot based blends!

Friday-Saturday, March 28-29, 2014

Location: Airfield Estates Tasting Room

 

 

Alexandria Nicole Cellars

2880 Lee Rd, Suite D 

Prosser, WA 99350 

509-786-3497

 

February 21, 2014

Prosser Spring Wine Release  

Prosser Tasting Room

 

 

 

   

 

 

Please click on websites below for updated Winery Events

 

 

 

 

Airfield Estates   Alexandria Nicole Cellars   Apex Cellars 

 

Coyote Canyon Winery  Desert Wind Winery 

 

Gamache Vintners  Cowan Vineyards  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