MerlotFest- a wonderful weekend of fantastic Yakima Valley wines and food.

I have a few half-price tickets available at our table for the Friday, May 9 Presentation Dinner at Glenwood Square. Contact me at or call me at 1-800-727-6702 if you are interested in this really great deal. See for details on all the activities. On Saturday 5/10, while it lasts, we'll be sampling our entry for the MerlotFest dessert competition, Blue Bleu Cheesecake

Spring Cigar Dinner-Saturday, May 10 - an evening of planned decadence - lotsa meat, great wines, cholesterol, chocolate, ports, and, of course, premium, handmade cigars for your delight and amazement. Call me, Mike Wallace, at 1-800-727-6702 for reservations or information. You are guaranteed to be jaded and sated or double your arteries back.

Summer Solstice: What are you doing on the longest day of the year? Join other wine and food lovers June 20-22, for a fabulous weekend of dining, festivities, vineyard and winery tours, guided tastings and much, much more. The Vintager's Guild Summer Solstice in Prosser is a great bargain. You'll sample dozens and dozens of wines, get a close up look at grape growing and winemaking with growers, owners, and winemakers, consume some great food in a great atmosphere, and maybe work on your tan a bit in the great Prosser sunshine. Here's the itinerary and for more info,Call Michele Yeary at 1-800-408-1517

Vintager’s Guild Summer Solstice Event

June 20-22, 2003


7:00 P.M. WSU extension center tour, BBQ dinner paired with wine.

Musical entertainment and book signing by Helen Willard - local historian.


9:00 A.M. Inn at Horse Heaven—Continental breakfast and Washington

Viticulture lecture with Mike Wallace.

10:00 A.M. Snoqualmie Winery tour/tasting

11:00 A.M. Hogue Cellars tour/tasting

Whitstran Brewery tour/tasting

Thurston Wolfe tasting

12:30 P.M. Kestrel Vintners-Kestrel Festival

Art, music, live Kestrels, activities, and lunch

3:00 P.M. Depart for hotel/Free time

6:00 P.M. Dinner at the Vintners Inn at Hinzerling Winery

Tasting by Vineheart Winery/Hinzerling


8:00 A.M. Willow Crest Winery—Continental breakfast and tasting

9:30 A.M. Vineheart tour/tasting

10:15A.M Chukar Cherries tasting

11:00 A.M. Yakima River Winery-Vertical tasting

12:15 P.M. Pontin Del Roza-Salmon bake and tasting

2:00 P.M. Check –Out

$299.00 per person Double Occupancy—$379.00 per person Single Occupancy

Limited to 40

Contact: Michele Yeary

(509) 786-3177 or (800)408-1517