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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
19th Jul 2012 - Summer 2012
Day 31-Prosser Wine Tasting

Day 31-July 19, 2012-Prosser Wine Tasting
Laundry in the am, staying here another two days. Made reservations for the next leg.
After lunch went down the street 2 blocks to Vintner’s Village, two streets of 35 tasting rooms, Oh my!
After a couple of tastings we started doing one tasting between the two of us and eventually I got down to doing little sips and glasses of water. These ladies sure do pour heavy handed. Drove into town, got a bite to eat, then did a brewery. Harry found a nice dark ale he liked, I found a nice cold glass of water I liked. There are about 100 more tasting rooms in town on streets like Merlot Dr. (where our campground is), Chardonnay Blvd., Cabernet Court, Wine Country Rd., Port Ave., you get the picture, I’m sure.
But I like to see the vineyards not just the tasting rooms so we went to the visitor’s center and they sent us 4 miles out of town to Vine Hart. Now, this is more like it. We drove through vineyards and apple orchards and cherry trees to the top of the hill where the little tasting room was in the middle of the vineyard. We were welcomed by a friendly dog and went in to find the owner’s wife pouring the wine. Had a great conversation with her and the wines were great. We asked her about the cherry and apple trees and she told us the cherries were finished. Finished???, but there’s tons of cherries on the trees. She said it was more expensive to have them picked and shipped so they leave them to rot and we were welcome to any we wanted. WOW! We picked quite a few black cherries and then saw the yellow/orange Rainier cherries and picked some of them. The trees were loaded! I can’t believe we picked so many. I’m freezing some but will probably give a lot away, our freezer in the RV isn’t that big.
Hot and humid today, 92, so I visited the pool again, felt just as good as yesterday

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WA Wine Country

Harry picking cherries

Rainier cherries

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