Clore Wine & Culinary Center "Toast to Construction" Celebration

Clore Wine & Culinary Center "Toast to Construction" Celebration

Clore Wine & Culinary Center "Toast to Construction" Celebration

I’m Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.

The vision for constructing a facility near Prosser that would focus on the wine industry and be a destination for wine lovers, as well as compliment the diversity of regional food products began nearly a decade ago. Now, the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center located on Wine Country Road in Prosser is nearing completion. Deb Heintz, who is on the Board of Directors for the Clore Center, says this warrants a celebration.

HEINTZ: It’s been a while in the works so we want to invite everyone. We have sent out invitations across the state to wine and agricultural leaders to gather at the Clore site to help us celebrate and toast it on May 24th.

Heintz explains that the Clore Center will be much more that just an elaborate wine tasting room.

HEINTZ: It’s roughly 15,000 square foot, and it will have several indoor and outdoor venues. One of which is a tasting room, which will have wines from throughout Washington state that will be rotated on a routine basis, and we would provide some education along with that. There will be a demonstration kitchen. There will be exhibits in both in agriculture and viticulture that will explain a wide variety of things - sustainability of agriculture, Dr. Clore and his work. I believe there are about eight exhibit areas defined. And then there will be classroom and conference room space as well as a large banquet room that will seat 300 for a sit down dinner, or 400 for a classroom style presentation.

This final phase of the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center is expected to be completed by late fall early winter of this year. For more information on the May 24th event or the Clore Center in general, visit their website at


I’m Lacy Gray and that’s Washington Ag Today on the Ag Information Network.  

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