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Event Notice: Bottles, Brews and Barbecues Saturday 11 June 2016 Prosser, Washington




PROSSER, Wash.––The inaugural Bottles, Brews and Barbecues event, presented by The Prosser Wine Network, advances full steam ahead with robust sponsorship.  A large attendance is expected on Saturday, June 11 at the Vintner’s Village, located in the “birthplace of the Washington wine industry” of Prosser, Washington.

Formerly known as the McKinley Springs BBQ Showdown and Benefit, the event was gifted to the Prosser Wine Network by McKinley Springs Winery in the Fall of 2015 and rebranded as “Bottles, Brews and Barbecues.”  The goal of the Bottles, Brews and Barbecues event:  to celebrate the good life found within the Prosser, Washington community and highlight members of the Prosser Wine Network in a relaxed, all-day outdoor event setting.

Bottles, Brews and Barbecues will feature live music from 10 AM–6PM on Saturday, June 11 with three different bands; participation by all member wineries of the Prosser Wine Network; craft beer selections from breweries located in Prosser; and a barbecue competition juried by the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association.


Amateur and professional pit masters from around the Pacific Northwest will convene at the event to compete for a chance to advance to the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue held in Fall, 2016.

Several local wineries and businesses have taken advantage of the event’s $500–$5000 sponsorship opportunities, thus helping fund the organization of the inaugural event and establish its roots as a major Washington wine industry event for years to come. 

Prosser Wine Network President, Ashley Van Belle, relays:

“The Prosser area is vibrant and prime for wine tourism related activities like the Bottles, Brews and Barbecues event.  We have plenty of days of sunshine, an involved and passionate community of people and wine industry players and a zest for life.  Bottles, Brews and Barbecues is a boon for our area and promises to be an entertaining, and tasty, day in wine country.”


Bottles, Brews, and Barbecues is a 21+ event.  Tokens can be purchased at the event in exchange for glasses of wine, beer and food. 

Commemorative glass included!

Friday, June 10, 2016 | VIP Ticket Holder Access 7–10 PM
  • VIP ticket holders treated to dinner, wine and a private concert with the Pony Boys.
  • $75/per person.  Includes entrance on Friday and Saturday.
  • VIP ticket holders have reserved, shaded seating on Saturday.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 | General Admission 10 AM–7 PM
  • $15/per person.
  • 10AM–1PM = music by the Bayou Boys.
  • 1PM–3PM = music by Night Train.
  • 3PM– 6PM = music by Bear Market Riot.

All wine, beer, and food at Bottles, Brews and Barbecues will be available for purchase.  Tickets are sold by way of the Prosser Wine Network Facebook Page.  General Admission tickets are also available for day-of purchase on Saturday, June 11.  VIP tickets must be purchased online by noon on Friday, June 10.

Prosser Wine Network.

The Prosser Wine Network is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization focused on the promotion of the Prosser wine community within its home in Southeast Washington state and beyond. The Prosser Wine Network aims to increase positive tourism experiences in the beautiful, historic and agricultural hamlet of Prosser via a number of events and philanthropic initiatives throughout the year and including the tri-annual UnWined galas held at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center.  Twenty-two wineries, two breweries and seven non-drinks businesses are members of the Prosser Wine Network. 


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