A Wine Tasting Itinerary in Prosser, Washington
Featured August 2019
Along the Yakima River in south-central Washington lies the city of Prosser, hailed as the birthplace of Washington wine and home to over thirty wineries
With ample sunshine, warm days and cool nights, the weather around Prosser provides the perfect climate to grow Washington wine grapes. Some of the biggest names in Washington call Prosser home, including 14 Hands, Alexandria Nicole, Desert Wind Winery, The Hogue Cellars and Milbrandt Vineyards. There is a historic downtown to explore as well the Vintner's Village, a cluster of 10 wineries all within walking distance. For this tasting itinerary we've chosen four of the best Prosser wineries for club members to visit in August 2019.
3 Hours from Seattle
Prosser is a three hour drive southeast of Seattle
Dozens of Wineries
Prosser boasts dozens of wineries to visit. We've highlighted four of the best Prosser tasting rooms on this wine tasting itinerary.
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Featured Prosser Wineries
WineryHunt Washington Club Members enjoy waived wine tastings and 10% discounts at the following Prosser wineries in August 2019
Pioneer of the Columbia Valley wine region, Butch Milbrandt saw potential in Eastern Washington. He’s one of the first to drive a stake into what is now known as a world-class wine destination. In 1997, this fourth-generation farmer took a risk in planting grapes and soon became recognized for helping establish two of the top AVAs in Washington State, Ancient Lakes and Wahluke Slope.
The Milbrandts are celebrating nearly two decades of 90-point wines. Their Evergreen Vineyard was named “Vineyard of the Year” by Seattle Magazine and over 12 varietals have been awarded “Best Buy” or “Editor’s Choice” by Wine Enthusiast. Now a multi-generational brand with Butch and his son Buck taking the lead, Milbrandt Vineyards remains a symbol of perseverance and reward.
Wines Produced: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Rosé, Riesling, Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blends
Thurston Wolfe Winery
Wade and Rebecca Wolfe opened Thurston Wolfe Winery in Yakima in 1987, the very first winery in Yakima at that time. They moved to Prosser in 1996, where the winery is located today in Prosser's Vinters' Village. Wade is passionate about crafting lesser known varietals like Lemberger and Albarińo. Thurston Wolfe’s grape sourcing is based on Wade’s 40 years experience working with Washington State’s grape growers and vineyards. As the grape buyer first for Ste. Michelle in the 1980’s and later at Hogue Cellars in the 1990’s, he gained invaluable knowledge about the growing regions, skill of the growers and quality of fruit. His expertise shines though in the excellent wines offered in the tasting room!
Wines Produced: Albarińo, White Blends, Rosé, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Primitivo, Lemberger, Red Blends, Dessert Wines
"I love Thurston Wolfe Winery! The people there are very nice, and super helpful with selecting a wine for an occasion. I personally love their Limburger wine, it goes perfect with a good and juicy steak!" -JG, Google Review
14 Hands Winery
Inspired by the unbridled spirit of the wild horses that once freely roamed eastern Washington, 14 Hands Winery handcrafts big, fruit-forward red wines and crisp, juicy white wines that honor the landscape of the Horse Heaven Hills, as well as the history of the region.
Featuring a beautiful tasting bar, plenty of space to lounge both inside and out, and a unique working barrel room,14 Hands Winery is a fantastic tribute to the region’s homesteading, grape-growing and winemaking traditions. The winery produces an incredible range of Washington wines, and every wine lover is sure to find something that speaks to them.
Wines Produced: Chenin Blanc, Dry Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Moscato, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Chardonnay, Sparkling Wine, White Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Sangiovese, Merlot, Red Blends
NOTE: Closed on Sunday, August 18 for private club event.
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
“It was Destiny” is a phrase that echoes throughout Alexandria Nicole Cellars. True love brought owners Jarrod and Ali together and it shines through in their life’s work. Since breakign ground in 1998, Jarrod and Ali have assembled a passionate team that is dedicated to crafting world class wines while creating memorable wine tasting experiences. Alexandria Nicole was recently voted "Top 10 Hottest Brands" in Wine Business Magazine and has tasting rooms in Paterson (also the winery site), Woodinville and Prosser. The Prosser tasting room has a cozy atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff that are eager to guide guests through a flight of their amazing wines.
Wines Produced: Albariño, Viognier, White Blends, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Syrah, Red Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Counoise, Grenache, Tempranillo
"Beautiful tasting room, great wine, wonderful staff. The experience here was so enjoyable, the staff really know how to take care of you." -AM, Google Review
“Alexandria Nicole has delicious wines, a cozy atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. We were treated like members of the family. We joined the wine club and enjoyed even more perks!”
Alexandria Nicole CellarsTeresa S | Google Review
“Milbrandt Vineyards is our favorite winery. We love the wine (especially their Rosé) and the building. It has a great atmosphere, very friendly staff, and great outside seating.”
MilbrandtJon C. | Google Review
“I love 14 Hands!! Not only is the staff super friendly, the wine is fabulous! Whether you like white, red or even sparkling, they have a wine to fit your taste and they are budget friendly!!”
14 HandsTeresa S | Google Review
Resources for your Tasting Adventure to Prosser
Join the 2019 WineryHunt Washington Club
Club members enjoy waived wine tastings at these Prosser wineries during August 2019, as well as free tastings and discounts in 11 other Washington wine regionsView Club Details