Sunday, January 23, 2011

Yakima Valley: Prosser, WA Winery's Open in Winter

The Yakima Valley has over 70 wineries. One of the most concentrated areas for winery tasting rooms is in Prosser, WA., 50 minutes south of the city of Yakima, WA. Many tasting rooms in Prosser are open in the winter and listed below.

All wineries in the Yakima Valley will be open for Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend February 18 -20 2011.

Vintners Village wineries off Exit 80 I-82 East hours open during the Winter.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Airfield Estates:11 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Gamache Vintners: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Thurston Wolfe Winery: April to December 31 open Thursday – Sunday 11-5 p.m. closed Jan 1 to March 31 open holiday Mondays

Winemakers Loft in Vintners Village is a winery co-op, housing a number of tasting rooms.
Plaza Winery: Open daily

Apex Tasting Room: Monday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Visit a winery in a Prosser country setting surrounded by vineyards and hops fields nearby
. Exit 80 I-82 East
Pontin del Roza:-Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Prosser, WA Exit 82 off I 82 East, is an area where you will find a concentrated number of tasting rooms, as well as a winery restaurant and winery accommodations.

Desert Wind Winery: October to April 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Mojave Restaurant Thursday-Saturday 12-3 p.m. Lodging available.
Snoqualimie Winery: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter)
Hinzerling: Winter hours M-Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday. Lodging available.

visit these tasting rooms, take Exit 82, I-82 East. At the stop sign, turn right onto Wine Country Road. Take the first left on Benitz Road. Travel over the railroad tracks and turn right onto Lee Road.
Kestrel Vintners: Open Thursday- Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. By appt. Tuesday and Wednesday. Friday evenings open for Bites and Flights. Third Friday of each month 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Heavens Cave: Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hogue Cellars: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, with the exception of major holidays. Please call ahead for winter hours—December 1st through March 1st.toll free (800) 565-9779 ext 3
Mckinley Springs: Closed November - January

South of Prosser in Patterson, WA:

Columbia Crest Winery
: Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm daily. Guided tours weekends at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Self-guided tours are available daily.12 - 4 p.m. Sun-Fri Sat 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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