A Wine Tasting Itinerary in Prosser, Washington
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 three of the best Prosser wineries for club members to visit.
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.
Stay in Prosser
Stay in downtown Prosser or nearby Richland in an AirBNBs, VRBOs or hotel.
Featured Prosser Wineries
Coyote Canyon Winery
Coyote Canyon Winery has an estate vineyard located in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, and it is from here that their many impressive wines are sourced. Since being planted in 1994, this vineyard has steadily produced award-winning fruit, thanks to a combination of unique terroir and extremely careful vineyard management form proprietor Mike Andrew. It's impressive to see so many single-vineyard varietals from one vineyard, the majority of which are available to taste on your visit to the tasting room in Prosser's Vintner's Village. You are certain to find a varietal in the lineup to add to your cellar!
Wines Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, REd Blends, Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache, Petit Verdot, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Barbera, Merlot, Rousanne, Viognier, Albarino, Rosé, Dessert Wine, Sparlkling
"Great wines & great service. 5-star all the way! Thank-you to the team for taking the time to share your knowledge with me." -RJ, Google Review
Desert Wind Winery
Desert Wind Winery is highly regarded for their structured, full-bodied red wines. Handcrafted using small lots of fruit, these wines blend classic winemaking techniques with extended barrel aging to create unique, food-friendly wines. They are best known for their flagship red blend, Ruah, which has earned an enthusiastic following and numerous accolades from respected wine publications.
Visitors to the Southwest-inspired tasting room can expect to meet knowledgeable staff while sipping wines on the patio overlooking the Yakima River. There is a simple yet elegant lunch menu available for wine tasters who have built up an appetite, and there are luxurious guest rooms for those looking to stay overnight in this unique winery.
Wines Produced: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Red Blends, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Rosé, Riesling, Tempranillo
"We found our special place, the kindest, most talented women work here, we feel so cared for and the wine is amazing and consistent! We've been searching for years and this one chose us..." -RP Google Review
Following their dreams, three friends came together; full of talent, ideas, and the passion to create exceptional wines. Winemakers Flint Nelson and Cat Warwick bring a cumulative 50+ years of winemaking experience to Wit Cellars, resulting in excellently balanced wines across the portfolio. The third partner, Gina Adams-Royer, heads up the tasting room and hospitality program . As for the name WIT, it stands for "We're In Together". Head to the tasting room for a warm, unique atmosphere with excellent hospitality, and taste together these memorable Washington wines!
Wines Produced: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Red Blends, Desert wine, Sparkling, Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé
"I can't say enough good things about Wit! Their wines are superlative, and the amazing team working here is the best. It is a great place to enjoy a glass (or 4) and watch the sunset." -AC, Google Review