The 34th annual Prosser Wine & Food Festival kicks off Aug. 8 with a “grand tasting.”
And the popular event continues the next day with two wine seminars.
The festival is at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center, 2140A Wine Country Road.
The grand tasting is outdoors, in a covered area on the grounds. It will feature live music by the bands 3 Way Street and Bent on Blues; food trucks; samplings of artisan chocolate, cheese and other treats; and wine, beer and cider tasting.
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About 40 Washington wineries and breweries are set to be on hand, along with one cider house.
“It’s a great time to explore lots of different Washington wines in one place,” said Abbey Cameron, Clore Center executive director. “It’s the best of Prosser and beyond.”
The grand tasting is from 3 to 9 p.m. Between 800 and 1,000 people are expected.
All-inclusive tickets cost $50 in advance or $60 at the gate.
The cost includes the wine, beer and cider tasting, artisan food sampling and tasting at the Clore Center. Food truck fare is separate.
Two seminars also are planned Aug. 9.
A noon seminar will focus on “Wine Stories,” with four winemakers telling of crafting and creating one of their wines.
A “Pink Pairing” seminar follows at 1 p.m. It will include four rosé wines paired with cheese or small bites “to see how the right pairing can tickle you pink,” according to information from the center.
Each seminar costs $25.
Tickets are available at www.tourprosser.com or at the festival.