Hinzerling Winery

About

Hinzerling Winery is the oldest family owned and operated winery in Yakima Valley. We opened the Vintner's Inn at Hinzerling Winery a small country inn dedicated to the enjoyment of Yakima Valley food, wines and microbrews. The Vintner's Inn at Hinzerling Winery welcomes guests for a relaxing stay in the Heart of Wine Country.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Prosser, Washington

Features

  • One of the oldest wineries.

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Winemaker

Mike Wallace was born in 1942 and attended schools in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Mt Rainier High School in 1960 Mike joined the U.S. Air Force and was radar/computer technician. While in the service Mike was stationed in Marin County CA and became acquainted with the wines of the Napa and Sonoma regions and was hooked . After being discharged from the service Mike went back to college and graduated from Western Washington State University with a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry in 1969. Mike worked for several years as a research technician in the Medical School of the University of Washington. He continued his interest in wines and amassed a fair sized cellar.

One day, he read an article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer about research being done by Washington State University on wine and wine grapes. Mike visited famed researcher, Dr. Walter Clore, at the WSU Prosser experiment station and learned more about the possibilities for premium wine production in Washington.

History

The Wallace family, came from the Seattle area in 1972 and planted a pioneering 23 acre vineyard 6 miles north of Prosser on the Roza Irrigation District.

The elder statesman, and resident curmudgeon of the family is Jerry Wallace, a former Detective Lieutenant with the Seattle PD. Son, Mike Wallace, is winemaker. Mike was a medical researcher and did graduate work at U.C.. Davis , in the Department of Viticulture and Enology.

The Team

Frankie Wiley-Wallace helps out with winery events and is the water boss when she's not taking care of her cattle, cats, chickens, and dogs.

Stan is the Cellarmaster and a true jack-of- all-trades. He's the one that really makes the place go.
Kathy does everything else- tastings, office stuff and event organization-

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Hours

March to Christmas and most holiday weekends M-Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 11a.m. to 4pm. Winter hours M-Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday Closed New Years Day, Easter, Christmas, and St Swithen's Marn.

Address

1520 Sheridan Avemue
Prosser, Washington 99350
United States

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