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Dumb Blonde Wine
by
Terry Sullivan

Dumb Blonde WineSummary: Located on 6th Street in downtown Prosser, people entering an antique shop will quickly discover a winery tasting room. The antique shop is home to the Dumb Blonde Wine Tasting room. Browse the many antiques as you taste wines.

From 6th Street, the foot traffic ambles along the sidewalks window shopping. Antiques catch your eye before the sign for Dumb Blonde Wine. However walking into the antique shop, you’ll see the words “Winery” prominently displayed. Turn the corner and there is a variety of antiques. Turn to the left and amongst the antiques you’ll notice a tasting counter and bottles of wine. Connie Womach explains that she did not want to have the same retail items people will generally find in a tasting room. She went in a totally different direction, filling the retail space with antiques.

Opening in late November of 2010, Dumb Blonde Wine is the creation of Carly and Connie Womach. Carly is the winemaker, a graduate of the Teaching Winery at Yakima Valley Community College. She added to her winemaking skills working at several area wineries before creating her own line of wines. Carly seemed to rope her mother, Connie, into the wine business. Connie’s artistic creativity kicked in as she created the labels for the wines. Visitors to the tasting room can sit at the tasting counter to taste wine, purchase a glass of wine to sip, or browse the many collectables in the antique shop.

Dumb Blonde WineDumb Blonde WineWe tasted a few of the wines available. White wines have images of blondes on the bottle. Brunettes are featured on red wines and a redhead is pictured on a rosé wine. The 2009 Dumb Blonde wine was made from Viognier grapes. Tropical fruits and a touch of minerality were on the aroma and taste. The dry finish was fruity. Dirty Blonde 2009 was a blend of Viognier, Marsanne and Rousanne. This Rhone blend was a straw color and had a floral aroma. Peach and honeysuckle were on the taste and the finish was crisp and fruity. The Dirty Blonde is a perfect P3 wine (patio, picnic, pool). The Brassy Brunette 2008 was made from Malbec. The dark purple wine offered black cherries and blackberries on the aroma and taste. Tannins were on the fruity finish.

The shop offers a wide variety of antique-style items to browse. Everything from crocheted items popular in the early 20th century to glassware, to a colorful windup jack-in-the-box popular in the 1960’s were available when we visited. Baby boomers will enjoy reminiscing about the numerous items they will likely remember from their childhood and teen years. Millennials can observe how things were made compared to how things are done today. Connie will continue searching for more interesting artifacts to keep the shop supplied. Currently she is looking for old wine related items to add to the store.

There is plenty of free parking on 6th Street in downtown Prosser. Visit Dumb Blonde Wine and experience a unique setting for a winery tasting room. While there browse the many antiques and other items from the 20th century.

Dumb Blonde Wine
707 6th Street
Prosser, Washington 99350

 

 


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