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Open house Saturday for new Prosser winery

The Port of Benton will have an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday for the new Milbrandt Vineyards winery at Prosser’s Vintner’s Village.

The 3,000-square-foot wine tasting room includes a large outdoor patio and a barrel room. The winery’s production facility will remain in Mattawa, near the vineyards planted by brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt.

The tasting room will have a commercial kitchen and offer cheese trays and wines by the glass.

Milbrandt Vineyards grows about 1,600 acres of grapes and the brothers currently produce about 30,000 cases of wine annually.

The open house is part of the Port of Benton’s Day of Wine & Roses at Prosser Vintner’s Village. The event will feature live music by Bram Brata, free samples of Chukar Cherries, and Vintner Village wineries will be offering wine samples during the event.

The ribbon cutting is at 4 p.m. at 508 Cabernet Court.