PROSSERThe birthplace of the Washington wine industry, this quaint little town is home to more than 30 wineries, 12 of which are within walking distance of each other. Prosser is also home to the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, a unique wine tasting and educational destination focused on promoting the quality and diversity of Washington State wine and agriculture. The Yakima Valley is Home to over 120 wineries and five American Viticulture Areas (AVA’s) in just 70 short miles. The Yakima Valley contains more than 17,000 acres of producing vineyards. We proudly produce over half of Washington State’s wine grapes, and support a huge number of winemakers throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Walla Walla, Woodenville and Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
As Yakima Valley's viticulture has matured over the last three decades, our winemakers have risen to become some of the most respected in the Northwest. The sunny slopes of the Yakima Valley foothills provide the perfect growing conditions for producing intensely flavored, balanced and complex wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Syrah, and our winemakers continue to bring in a steady stream of awards year after year.
Unlike some of the more well-known wine growing regions, the Yakima Valley has some unique opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. Our wineries are unpretentious, the winemakers friendly and open, all of which makes wine tasting in the Yakima Valley an intimate and rewarding experience.
Adventure in Wine Country
Brave the rapids, scale a rock, bike the canyon or hook a trout in Washington Wine Country. The Yakima Valley offers a perpetually sunny environment for adventure of all levels. The mountains west of Yakima offer excellent rock climbing and the Yakima Canyon offers bikers a wide open scenic ride. The annual Flip Flop occurs every September when a torrent of water is released from Rimrock Lake down to the Tieton River, creating a fast-paced intermediate rafting adventure. If you’re looking to slow down the pace, "chase rainbows" on the Yakima River, a classic western trout stream and what anglers call a “blue-ribbon" trout stream – the best in the state.