If you’re planning a very relaxed, calm getaway from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, then a trip to Prosser, Washington is perfect for you. The city is a haven for wine drinkers and is now home to over 40 wineries, many of which we’ve listed below. For example, you can view the stunning operational barrel room at the 14 Hands Winery or stay overnight at the luxurious accommodation available at Desert Wind Winery. Learn all about Prosser’s traditional winemaking methods, how and where they grow their grapes, and you can even experience homesteading. With so many things to see, and with all of the wonderful people you will meet, Prosser should be at the top of your list when planning your next romantic getaway.
© Wit Cellars
Wit Cellars is the product of three friends who have a shared passion for creating exceptional wines. They used their talent and the experience they gained over the years to artfully craft wines that distinctly stand out from the rest. Each of their varietals showcases the unique flavors of the region from which the fruit was sourced, as well as the individual talents and techniques of each winemaker. Some of their most popular releases are the 2014 WIT Cellars Red Blend, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2015 WIT Cellars Late Harvest Riesling which has hints of honeysuckle, pear, and apple.
Address: 2880 Lee Road – Suite A, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-1311
2.Desert Wind Winery
© Desert Wind Winery
A fairly newer addition to the many amazing wineries in Washington State, Desert Wind Winery has risen to fame since its opening in 1994. The exceptional vineyard, winery, and tasting room is family owned and operation; additionally, they also have luxurious overnight accommodations and a banquet facility on site. Their Southwest-inspired tasting room is one of the best places to try a delicious glass of wine from their rotating list while having a chat with the knowledgeable staff. They also have a carefully curated selection of regional gourmet food products as well as several wine accessories and gifts. Those who are interested in the winemaking process and their state-of-the-art facility can schedule a tour of the grounds in advance.
Address: 2258 Wine Country Rd, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-7277
3.Pontin Del Roza Winery
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Interestingly enough, the Pontin Del Roza Winery started off from Scott Pontin’s high school FFA project. It started his deep passion for creating delicious wines and led to a multi-decade legacy of estate winemaking. Today, the Pontin family owns and operates a state-of-the-art facility that includes modern equipment to create wines while still remaining true to the techniques they’ve mastered over the years. During your visit, you’ll be able to see their warehouse, offices, the family farm, as well as their wonderful and intimate tasting room. The thriving estate winery has over 100 flourishing acres and produce a number of varietals such as Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Riesling, and more.
Address: 35502 N Hinzerling Rd, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-4449
4.14 Hands Winery
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The tenacious wild horses that can be seen in the state of Washington have, over the years, become a symbol of the American West’s passionate pioneer spirit. 14 Hands Winery is a lovely establishment that was inspired by the wild horses which once freely roamed the state. Today, visitors are welcome to explore the vineyard and winery which can be found surrounded by a stunning panoramic landscape. Experience the spirit of 14 Hands by visiting their winery and tasting room, which features a spacious lounge area, a beautiful tasting bar, and has views of the amazing operational barrel room. You’ll learn so much about homesteading, grape-growing, and winemaking traditions which have been passed down for years.
Address: 660 Frontier Rd, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-5514
5.Airfield Estates Winery
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With a history that dates back to 1907, Airfield Estates Winery is a family owned and operated endeavor that has thrived over the years. Continuing with traditions that were originally instilled by the founder, and their great-grandfather, H. Lloyd Miller, Airfield Estates continues to produce some of the most renowned wine in the state. You’ll see a lot of history on their vineyards; for example, you’ll still be able to explore the water tower, hangars, and other remnants from when a portion of the family property was leased to the Olympia Air Transport Corporate during World War II. Today, they have over 350 acres of Concord juice grapes and 830 acres of wine grapes at Airfield Estates. Their tasting room is open daily all year long and is a wonderful place to unwind and rejuvenate when in Prosser.
Address: 14450 Woodinville Redmond #109, Woodinville, WA 98072, Phone: 425-877-1006
© Kestrel Vintners
Having opened in 1999 with only 3,000 cases, Kestrel Vintners is now a state-of-the-art facility which produces over 35,000 cases a year. Visitors are invited to stop by their flagship winery and production space which spans over 15,000 square feet; within it, you’ll find a 1,500 square foot tasting room, a gift shop, their offices, a tank, a 13,500 square foot cellar, and a warehouse and barrel area. Kestrel Vintners predominantly produces red wines and is known for their Sangiovese, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Merlot. They are also known for their pinnacle wine, a Bordeaux-style blend which they’ve named Raptor Red.
Address: 2890 Lee Rd, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-2675
7.Martinez and Martinez Winery
© Martinez and Martinez Winery
Martinez and Martinez Winery was started in 1981 by a couple who planted a small vineyard in Phinny Hill. The location is renowned in the wine industry for producing some of the most exceptionally characteristic wines in the industry. Years later, the Martinez family sold their original vineyard but moved on to concocting delicious wines. Their intimate family owned and operated winery can be found in The Winemaker’s Loft. During your visit to their tasting room, there’s a high chance you’ll run into a member of the family and have a chat with them about their process and experience.
Address: 357 Port Ave suite c, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-2392
© Hogue Cellars
The family behind Hogue Cellars has a long history of farming; Wayne Hogue began hop farming in 1944 and soon expanded to include a number of crops on over 1,700 acres. His sons then went into growing Riesling grapes, which they sold to other wineries before they started concocting their very own wine. Since 1982, Hogue Cellars has been producing a number of delicious wines using the technique and experience they’ve gained over the years. Their winery and tasting room is a marvel to see, especially knowing that they now have a production capacity of 400,000 cases. No matter how much they’ve expanded, their wines are consistent and continue to be of the highest quality so be sure to stop by the next time you’re in Prosser.
Address: 2800 Lee Rd, Prosser, WA 98948, Phone: 509-786-6108
9.Thurston Wolfe Winery
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Thurston Wolfe Winery is an intimate, family owned and operated winery that specializes in distinct white and red table and dessert wines. All of the grapes they use in their concoctions are locally sourced from some of the best wine estates in the area. Having been in the winemaking industry for over thirty years, Thurston Wolfe has gained a reputation for creating unique high quality wines. They make over 7,000 cases of Dr. Wolfe’s Red, which is a Zinfandel and Petite Syrah blend, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel, and an interesting Pinot Gris and Viognier blend called PGV. Head over to their tasting room to try all of their delicious wines.
Address: 588 Cabernet Ct, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-3313
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10.Horse Heaven Hills Saloon and Brewery
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Family owned and operated by Prosser natives, the Horse Heaven Hills Saloon and Brewery is a unique experience unlike anything else you’ll come across when exploring Washington’s wine country. The western-style gastropub truly goes above and beyond to make your western saloon experience one of a kind, while still being able to enjoy the delicious wine the area is renowned for. Everything from the decor, like the authentic rifle door handles on their custom wooden doors, to the western artwork on the walls adds to the stellar atmosphere. Head on in for a glass of handmade beer, a cocktail, an array of offerings from the local wineries, and delicious food which makes the perfect combination.
Address: 615 6th St, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-781-6228
11.McKinley Springs Winery
© McKinley Springs Winery
McKinley Springs Winery opened up in 2002 with the goal of crafting and producing exceptionally balanced wines that are full of body and flavor. The winery has gained immense popularity over the years and has become internationally renowned for its many varietals including Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. All of their wines are created from fruit which has been locally sourced from family-owned estates in Washington. Visit their tasting room, which is located in Vintner’s Village, for an extraordinary experience you’ll cherish during your visit to wine country. You can also schedule a tour of their family’s premium estate vineyard, which is located just twenty miles north of the tasting room.
Address: 357 Port Ave, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-0004
12.County Line Tasting Room
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Located in the heart of Prosser’s Vintner’s Village, the County Line Tasting Room offers one of the most delightful experiences you’ll come across in Washington’s wine country. The tasting room combines decades of history in both winemaking and culinary arts to create a fine dining and winery experience unlike any other. The exquisite cuisine is carefully concocted to bring out the flavors of the wine served at County Line. You’ll find whites, reds, and rosés from renowned winemakers such as 2dor Wines and Smasne Cellars. The memorable experience is sure to heighten your senses with each bite and each sip.
Address: 500 Merlot Dr, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-0060
13.Coyote Canyon Winery
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Coyote Canyon Winery opened its doors in 2006 and has grown to become one of the most popular vineyards in Prosser, Washington. Visitors are invited to try a glass of their delicious and distinct red wines at their tasting room in Studio A of the Winemaker’s Loft in The Vintner’s Village. The vineyard itself is an amazing place to explore; you’ll be astounded by the beauty of the sloping rows of vines and the gorgeous canyon that runs through it. Twenty-five different varieties of grapes are grown in the 1,125-acre vineyard; their grapes are used in some of the highest rated wines in the world and are a delight to experience.
Address: 357 Port Ave, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-7686
14.Jeremy 1896 Public House
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Enjoy delicious food, outstanding serving, and an incomparable atmosphere at Jeremy 1896 Public House. The restaurant and pub has been a staple in the community for years and is housed in what was one of the first homes built in the city of Prosser. It was originally the home of Prosser’s first mayor before it was updated and remodeled to include a commercial kitchen, outdoor dining deck, and a banquet room. You can choose from an array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, loaded pizzas, and their signature gourmet burgers. Their homemade soups are renowned in the area are made fresh daily. Pair your meal with a drink from their extensive menu; Jeremy 1986 Public House carries a number of award-winning wines and the largest selection of craft beer in the area.
Address: 1232 Wine Country Rd, Prosser, WA 99350, Phone: 509-786-7492
14 Best Things to Do in Prosser, WA
- Wit Cellars, Photo: Wit Cellars
- Desert Wind Winery, Photo: Desert Wind Winery
- Pontin Del Roza Winery, Photo: New Africa/stock.adobe.com
- 14 Hands Winery, Photo: 14 Hands Winery
- Airfield Estates Winery, Photo: Airfield Estates Winery
- Kestrel Vintners, Photo: Kestrel Vintners
- Martinez and Martinez Winery, Photo: Martinez and Martinez Winery
- Hogue Cellars, Photo: Hogue Cellars
- Thurston Wolfe Winery, Photo: Thurston Wolfe Winery
- Horse Heaven Hills Saloon and Brewery, Photo: Horse Heaven Hills Saloon and Brewery
- McKinley Springs Winery, Photo: McKinley Springs Winery
- County Line Tasting Room, Photo: County Line Tasting Room
- Coyote Canyon Winery, Photo: Coyote Canyon Winery
- Jeremy 1896 Public House, Photo: Jeremy 1896 Public House
- Cover Photo: Elizabeth Kraus/stock.adobe.com