Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center Celebration

Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center Celebration

Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center Celebration

I'm Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.

Nearly a decade ago plans began for 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. On May 30 the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center located on Wine Country Road in Prosser will celebrate its Grand Opening. Executive Director, Abbey Cameron explains what visitors to the Center will find.

CAMERON: We're going to be a destination to really focus on Washington wine and Washington's agriculture. We are going to operate as a tasting room so it's a pretty similar tasting room experience to what you find all over the state, but what we do in our tasting room is focus on a different area of Washington wine every month. So we're kind of telling different stories and showcasing different wineries in the areas and people and terroir. And then while you are in our tasting room you are going to get to over time experience a little bit of Washington wine and agriculture history.

There will be introductory exhibits on the walls for the Grand Opening and Cameron says this will expand in the future.

CAMERON: Over the first year we're going to work on implementing our full exhibit plan which is really going to delve into the history that has gotten Washington wine and its other agriculture products to where we are today. So it's wine tasting, it's history, it's a unique experience all for the purpose of promoting Washington.

At the Grand Opening celebration attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of local Prosser wines and specialty snacks from local catering partners. The Center will be fully open for business then on Saturday and every day from 11-5. Through the month of June the Center will be featuring the wines made in Puget Sound.

That's Washington Ag Today.

I'm Lacy Gray on the Ag Information Network.

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