Scott McKinlay, Editor                               Vol. 11, Number 6        June  2014
Current Events 



Event Summary



For late breaking events in Prosser or events  that didn't make the newsletter

Prosser Farmer's Market

May - October
8am - 12:00 noon 

 Saturday Mornings 

Farmers Market  


Prosser's 11th Annual
Art Walk & Wine Gala
Saturday July 19, 2014


Prosser's Scottish Fest and Highland Games
June 21, 2014

Fathers Day
June 15, 2014 






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, and 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. Call (509) 837-5340 to set you Tee Time. 


A few of the wineries are also 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.

7th Annual McKinley Springs BBQ Showdown & Benefit
June 14- 10am to 5pm

Competitors from all over the Northwest and Canada come to compete. This year we expect up to 29 of the finest teams around.  Bring your side dishes, sunscreen, chairs and shade for a day filled with BBQ, friends and wine.  Enjoy music by
Lee Koch who was featured on "The Voice" in 2011.  Come early and plan to spend the day. To purchase tickets call 509-894-4528 or visit

Bills Berry Farm Cherry Festival 
Friday and Saturday June 27th and 28th 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 4th, and 5th visit


Saturday, June 21, 2014 is Prosser's 13th Annual Scottish Fest and Highland Games from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Port of Benton Wine and Food Park. For more information visit  




Prosser's 11th Annual Art Walk & Wine Gala

Saturday 19 July 2014, 06:00pm
 6th Street in Historic Downtown Prosser Don't miss the 11th Annual Art Walk & Wine Gala featuring artists from all over the Pacific Northwest.  The warm summer evening is the perfect setting as 20 local wineries offer their latest vintages.  Area food vendors provide the fare while live music fills the air. NO one under 21 admitted.

30 artists, 20 wineries, 2 microbreweries, 3 specialty food caterers, 1 GREAT evening in the "Birthplace of Washington Wine"  Affordable specialty foods available for purchase.

Tickets are limited for this fun event, purchase yours early.  Tickets go on sale online or at the Visitors Center  June 2, 2014. Tickets are $30.00 each/includes wine and beer tasting. 


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. 
(Subject to Availability)...Don't Miss Out!

Event starts at 6:00pm. FREE parking downtown. Please call 509-786-3177 for more information. 




Make sure you read the winery section of this newsletter that also includes our special evening tastings here at Wine Country RV Park, and many Father's Day specials. 


Happy June and as always Safe Travels, 



Click here for current weather in Wine Country.

Easy Recipe by Louann 


Beat the Heat

No-Bake Layered Lemon Pie


1 pkg. 8oz cream cheese

cup sugar

1 can lemon filling

1 carton 8oz. whipped topping

1 graham cracker crust


Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.

Beat in of pie filling and fold in whipped

topping. Spread in bottom of crust and spread

remaining cream cheese filling on top.  Refrigerate

for hour and serve.


Manager's Corner  


As May comes to a quick end,

Memorial Day guests are departing.

The calendar turns over to June,

New events will be starting.


Scottish Fest will be fun for all,

Big logs being thrown in the air.

The launching of the anvil,

Join in the festivities if you dare.


Celtic music and pipe bands,

Will be sure to entertain you.

While Irish dancers can be seen,

Others can enjoy a Scottish brew.


If that event is not your style,

There are many others here in town.

So visit us in Prosser this June

Lets turn that frown upside down.


Louann Rockney


Wine Country RV Park



Monthly Riddle Corner
The answer to last month's riddle was:
Answer: The window cleaner was cleaning the inside window.
Congratulations to Dave Gilliom



Here is this months riddle -





I stare at you, you stare at me.
I have three eyes, yet can't see.
Every time I blink, I give you commands.
You do as you are told, with your feet and 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: 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:

 Vine Heart Winery  




Vine Heart Winery                                                          

44209 N. McDonald Rd.

Prosser, WA 99350

(509) 973-2993

Tasting Room Hours: Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm

11am to 5pm, Sunday

9am to 5pm Monday  

or by appointment please call 509-781-1250 

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday 




We are a boutique family winery producing 800 cases oh high quality Yakima Valley wines at affordable prices. The estate grown grapes have been hand selected and sorted. Small quantities are harvested at the peak of character with intense fruitiness. Our goal is to create the highest quality wines with a hint of oak using few additives and working toward using 100% Flex Tanks to make our wines. Stop by and taste- you will be pleasantly surprised! If you'd like to experience wine tasting in a fun, friendly atmosphere, this is a great winery to visit. We always have something delicious to go with our wines!





On the Wine Front 


  Upcoming Events 




Wine Country RV Park 

330 Merlot Dr, Prosser



Our new Wine Bar has been a huge success. Come and enjoy a nice relaxing evening sipping on a glass of your favorite wine, and then take home your Wine Country RV Park souvenir wine glass. This June calendar will help you plan your trip accordingly. 








Alexandria Nicole Cellars  

2880 Lee Rd, Suite D 

Prosser, WA 99350 



Fly Fishing with Dad 

June 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  

Prosser Tasting Room


Leave the ties at home and spend the day with dear old dad while enjoying some Fly Fishing 101. Learn to cast a fly rod, enjoy an old-fashioned crawfish boil, and drink some great wine. 

More details are coming but we will let it slip that we are planning to give away a guided fly fishing trip on the beautiful Coeur d'Alene River! Space is Limited so reserve your spot now!



Pontin Del Roza Winery 

35502 North Hinzerling Rd 

Prosser, WA 99350


Bocce and a Bottle at Pontin Del Roza 

Need to unwind after a long workweek? Toast summer each Friday evening from 5 to dusk with Bocce and a bottle at Pontin Del Roza.


The outdoor space provides comfy seating, tables and a fireplace. Be sure to pick-up a bottle while you play, there is no charge but wine is available for purchase while you play! 



Desert Wind Winery

2258 Wine Country Rd. Prosser



First Thursday Wine Feature: 14 Hands

June 05, 2014
Start: 5:00pm End: 8:00pm 
Join us for an evening of complimentary wine tasting from our neighbors at 14 Hands. Select wines by the glass and bottle will be available in the restaurant, along with a menu of chef's specials chosen to complement the wines.

First Friday Music & Flatbreads at Desert Wind
Friday - June 06, 2014 
Start: 5:00pm End: 8:00pm
Join us on the patio (weather permitting...indoors otherwise) for an evening of food and fun. Live music, $10 flatbread pizzas, and food and drink specials. No reservations required.

Cooking Class at MOJAVE at Desert Wind
Wednesday - June 11, 2014
Join us in MOJAVE for an evening of culinary instruction in a small class setting. Learn tips and techniques for mastering your kitchen from the MOJAVE culinary crew. $70 per person ($60 for Wine Club members) includes class instruction and chef demo, recipes, wine and food and a small gift. Class size limited to 12 participants; reservations required at least one week prior to date of class.

Wine Sensory Evaluation Class:
Wine and Food Pairing Dos and Don'ts
Friday - June 20, 2014
Start: 5:00pm End: 7:00pm
Learn tips and tricks for pairing wine and foods, what works and what doesn't. $30 per person ($27 for Wine Club) includes workshop instruction, wine and snacks. Reservations required; class size limited.

Friday Night Farm to Fork Dinner at Desert Wind
Friday - June 27, 2014
Start: 6:00pm End: 8:00pm
Join us for our festive monthly event featuring a three-course family-style dinner highlighting the region's best produce and purveyors. Pre-dinner social begins at 6:00 p.m.; dinner at 6:30. Limited seating available; reservations required one week prior to date of dinner. $65 per person ($55 for Wine Club members) includes pre-dinner social and three-course dinner with wine pairings.

Steppe Cellars Winery
1991 Chaffee Road
Sunnyside, WA 98911

Cheese Plates
April-October Every Saturday
Guests to Steppe have a choice of 3 different Cheese and Snack plates.
The Pacific NW Cheeses plate
The International Cheeses plate
The OSU/WSU Cheeses plate
All cheese plates come with an assortment of cheeses, crackers, a dried fruit & nut bowl, some chocolates, and a little information on each cheese. Prices range from $7 to $9.

Early Summer Vineyard Walk-- (Father's Day Weekend)
Saturday- June 14, 2014 

The grapes bloom, and set very tiny clusters that you can see early on. Meet us at the tasting room at 10:00 am. We will go for a walk through one of the vineyards and pull some clusters to bring back to the tasting room and get a closer look under the microscope. No fee - but reservations are required.


Saturday-July 5, 12, 2014
Customers of Steppe Cellars will be given a bag for cherries along with their purchases. It is a lot of fun to pick the cherries right off the tree and snack on them with your picnic, or take a few home to enjoy later.

Mercer Estates Winery

3100 Lee Road, Prosser

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



Fathers Day at Mercer

June 14-15, 2014

Free Wine Tasting for Dad's 


Pinot Gris & Me  

June 7, 2014-June 8, 2014
Cost:$5 Non-Refundable Tasting/Tour Fee
Learn about how we make a crisp white wine out of purple grape! Tour our Pinot Gris Vineyard right here in Prosser at the Tasting Room, while sipping on a glass of our delicious Mercer Estates Pinot Gris!
Contact: Katherine Knee 509-786-2097   




Milbrandt Vineyards

508 Cabernet Court

Prosser, WA 99350




Tickets to our Flower Bouquet Class
on July 6th with WINE. What do moms love almost as much as wine? FLOWERS. You get a two-fer with this gift, wine AND flowers. Stacey Gingras from Buggirl's Garden will be here with her mom to talk about her beautiful flowers and how to arrange those gorgeous farmer's market bouquets. Each ticket includes a vase, bouquet & glass of wine. $25 per person, call 509-788-0030 or email    


Airfield Estates

560 Merlot Drive

Prosser, WA 99350




Friday, June 13th - Sunday, June 15th

Join us for a special Father's Day Wine Tasting!  We'll be featuring some of our favorite Summer wines and offering complimentary wine tasting to all dads.  Wine flights and cheese platters will be available for purchase. 



Friday, July 4th - Sunday, July 6th  

Join us this July 4th weekend for a special tasting!  We will be featuring our Vineyard Salute Series Wines.




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  14 Hands Winery  


McKinley Springs 





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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