Prosser Wine About Us
Prosser’s wineries are bathed in Yakima Valley sunshine. More than 30 wineries are rooted in Prosser and more than 20,000 acres of wine grapes are grown on the Horse Heaven Hills and the gentle slopes surrounding Prosser.
The quality grapes grown here are used by Prosser winemakers and other Washington winemakers. The long-growing season and original rootstocks contribute to the premium wine production.
Prosser is a relaxed and welcoming wine community. Washington’s wine was born in Prosser — and it continues to shine.
Prosser is a hive of wine activity with tourism-oriented amenities to accommodate all. Lodging options include:
- Upscale, unconventional tiny houses overlooking the Columbia River
- Romantic winery quarters near the Yakima River
- Plush, boutique rooms in downtown
- Familiar hotel brands
- A wine country RV park complete with daily wine tastings from local producers.
Satisfy your taste buds with Prosser’s contemporary fine dining, alehouses, and wine-country fare at various wineries.
Direct From the Source
Southeastern Washington is one of the most fertile and productive regions in the world. More than 60 grape varieties are grown in the area including Washington’s “Big Five” – Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Riesling, and Chardonnay. Our growers excel at also growing Mouvedré, Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Viognier, and Chenin Blanc.
As a supplier of premium grapes to the rest of the state, many of Washington’s icon brands source grapes from the rolling hills surrounding Prosser. Premium wine grapes and other Prosser-area crops contribute more than $3,000,000,000 of annual revenue to Washington’s economy.
And there is more. World-class vinifera research occurs at nearby Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) on the north side of the Yakima River, just minutes from downtown Prosser. Dr. Walter Clore, affectionately dubbed “The Father of Washington Wine,” spent a lifetime of meticulous wine grape research at IAREC, assuring Washington farmers that they could grow a premium product and produce fine wine.