The Bellingham Herald - 2010 Chenin is one of the wines from the Horse Heaven Hills story - 7/16/2013
Seattle Wine Awards - Best of the AVA's our 2010 Viognier was featured
The Tasting Panel - 2010 Confluence received an 88 in the July Review 2013
The Buffalo News -2010 syrah, so muscular they add a bit of zaftig white viognier grapes to soften its grip. They also recommend the 2010 Confluence.
Forbes - Horse Heaven Hills, Washington ... 2010 Chenin Blanc, crisp citrusy notes...
Miami Herald -2010 Confluence, rich full bodied and lush...
Great Northwest Wine - 2010 Chenin Blanc .. best buy
The Reverse Wine Snob - 2010 Bombing Range Red...a winning blend .. definite crowd-pleaser
Table Talk Northwest - 2010 Bombing Range Red ..consistent wine with great value
Washington Life Magazine - 2010 Bombing Range Red .. " the wine shows dark cherry and a spiciness on the nose..."
Northwest Wine Anthem - 2010 Bombing Range Red.. " This is a wine that I prefer much over last year's vintage...."
Wine Julia - 2010 Bombing Range Red.. " Gorgeous cherry, raspberry and blackberry fruits with hints of brown spice and white pepper..."
Enobytes.com - 2010 Bombing Range Red... It is medium-bodied that ends with a smooth and tannic finish of clove and spice.."
Star Tribune - Chenin Blanc .. " There are other varietals ..McKinley Springs Chenin Blanc... that deliver tremendous value out of the Evergreen State."
Vindulge - 2010 Bombing Range Red.. " The spicy and rich fruit was a great match for the bold flavors of the ribs."
Wild 4 Washington Wine - 2010 Bombing Range Red .. "Serious New Look - Same Great Value."
Lake Oswego Review - 2010 Bombing Range Red.. "another wine with a fun label. The U.S. P-40 Hawk fighter plane depicted...."
Wine Business Monthly - 2010 Bombing Range Red... "The wines were created to honor U.S. troops.."
Wine Industry Insight - 2010 Bombing Range Red.. "Unveils new look for Bombing Range Wine..."
Vindulge - BBQ Showdown... "Still interested? I was, especially when I recently had the opportunity to experience the BBQ Showdown..."
The Daily Meal - "We paired these nibbles with the Bombing Range Red...."
Wine Enthusiast - " Buying Guide... 87 points Bombing Range Red..."
Vindulge - " so to prep for the trip we opened a 2011 McKinley Springs Syrah..."
Seattle Mag - Washington Wine Buy List. "Finalist 2010 McKinley Springs Cabernet"
The Daily Sip - Recommends our Bombing Range Red for tailgating...
Great Northwest Wine - Rated our 2011 Viognier " Excellent"
Seattle Met - Top Washington wines under $25....Sean recommended our 2011 Syrah
Great Northwest Wine - Rated our 2010 Cabernet "Recommended"
Tasting Pour - "Discovering Treasure in Horse Heaven Hills"
Great Northwest Wine - Rated our 2010 Malbec "Outstanding"
Tasting Pour - "This menu full of flavor and spice called for a wine that offers the same. We chose McKinley Springs 2010 Bombing Range Red."
The Detroit News - "You say the words “McKinley Springs” to people who know the brand and the people, and the first thing they say is: “Nice family.”
South Coast Today -" Recently our tasting group tried a few McKinley Springs wines including the Bombing Range Red. I knew I was in for a treat when I could detect a lovely scent of black cherry from 4 feet away as this wine was opened."
The Seattle Times- "3 cases of wines for the Holidays....New Years Eve... Bombing Range Red"
Great Northwest Wine- Rated our 2011 Syrah "Recommended"
Enobytes- 2010 Malbec... " The forward fruit aromas (think black and blue berries) mingle with freshly ground coffee smells as they waft from your glass after pouring this wine."
Table Talk Northwest - "Even though McKinley Springs Vineyard supplies 5% of Washington's wine grapes, it is still a family business."
Statesman Journal- "One of my new favorites is from McKinley Springs, a small family-owned-and-operated winery in Washington's Horse Heaven Hills AVA. The 2010 Cabernet..."
Seattle Magazine- "The Andrews family drilled for irrigation water in 1956..."
Northwest Wine Anthem- "All Horses Go to Heaven...The Horse Heaven Hills AVA"
Prosser Winemakers Loft - Tasting Room 357 Port Ave., Studio G, Prosser
March 21 & 22- 11am -5pm Grand Opening
Enjoy McKinley Springs BBQ & wine pairings. Meet the Family and soak up some Horse Heaven Hills History. Complimentary buck-board wagon rides by Horses in Harness. Live music by Dale Brown and by the Rickie Booher Band. (Saturday Only)
April 17-19 - 11am-5pm Pre-Barrel Event
$5 Tasting Fee (refundable)
Tasters get a sneak preview of upcoming vintages from their favorite varieties.
April 18 - 5pm-7pm After-Hours Wine Club Event
Join us at our first Pick-Up Party after-hours at our Prosser Tasting Room. Enjoy,music, appetizers & wine pairings with our newly released Wine Club Collection.
April 24 & 25 - 11am-5pm Spring Barrel Tasting
Experience our first Spring Barrel Tasting Event ever!
5$ Entry Fee
Wine tasting and bottle signing. Meet the winemaker and McKinley Springs family. Explore unique red wine and BBQ recipe pairings. Enjoy live music performances.
Horse Heaven Hills Vineyard Location - 1201 Alderdale Rd
June 6-7 Dutch Oven Cooking Classes
For the third year in a row, Cee Dub and Penny will teach a two-day hands-on Dutch oven cooking clinic. Cee Dub, TV host and Dutch oven cookbook author, will feature new and interesting topics he'll weave into the material he normally covers in his Dutch oven cookin' clinics! On the first day participants will grind and season their own Italian sausage, make lasagna noodles from scratch, plus MAKE the ricotta and mozarella cheese they'll use on the second day to make Dutch oven lasagna along with other entrees. In addition, Cee Dub and Penny will introduce folks to their new program, Powerless Cooking(TM)! Enjoy the ambiance and atmosphere of wine country. Dry camping is available. For more information and to purchase click here
June 13 - 10am to 5pm
8th Annual McKinley Springs BBQ Showdown & Benefit
Come and take in the views of our spectacular vineyards as you sample mouth-watering BBQ paired with award winning wines. Competitors from all over the nation compete in our annual BBQ Showdown. The event will benefit "A Time of Remembrance". Their purpose is to bring together the families of Washington's Fallen Heroes of Afghanistan and Iraq in a time of healing; unite the citizens of Washington in Remembrance; and Honor Washington State's Fallen. This is being done under the auspices of American Legion Kennewick Post 4.
The Lee Koch Band from Sand Diego will be stopping by on their West Coast tour. Make sure and bring your dancing shoes.
21 and over - $50 (ID required)
Ages 13-20 - $20.00
All active military and veterans $25.00 (ID required)
Ages 12 and under are free
To purchase tickets, see below or call 509.786.0004 to order the under 21 or discounted military tickets.
If you are interested in more information Click Here or call Dana at 509.830.4410
July 18 -
Horse Heaven Hills Trail Drive
Take a drive through the beautiful Horse Heaven Hills and visit with the growers and winemakers. At the end of the day enjoy music and BBQ at Crow Butte Park. For more information or to purchase tickets go to horseheavenhillswinegrowers.org.