Kay Simon and Clay Mackey combined their extensive experience in winemaking and viticulture to begin CHINOOK WINES in 1983. Since then, CHINOOK has become synonymous with a limited amount of highly acclaimed dry wines produced from Yakima Valley Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
CHINOOK is located in Prosser, Washington, immediately east of exit 82, off I-82, at the corner of Wittkopf and Wine Country Roads. Original farm buildings house the winery, barrel storage, and tasting room, and a shaded lawn serves as a picnic area. Bounded by a Cabernet Franc vineyard, apple & cherry orchards, the winery is a favorite stop on the emergent Yakima Valley tasting trail. “A visit to CHINOOK,” wrote Chuck Hill in Tasting and Touring, “is a must for serious wine lovers. The two owners are not only charming and friendly but hold a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of wine, both art and science.”
For more information about CHINOOK’s wines or for tour arrangements please write or call: CHINOOK WINES, P.O. Box 387, Prosser, WA 99350. List of amenities/features: Shaded picnic area in the garden, adjacent to the tasting room and vineyard.
Open to visitors Saturday and Sunday from 12 o’clock noon until 5 p.m. May through October.