Introduced in 2005, 14 Hands wines are inspired by the unbridled spirit of the wild horses that once freely roamed eastern Washington. Measuring a scant 14 hands high — a “hand” equivalent to the width of one’s palm — these tenacious little horses would travel down from the hills every day to drink from the mighty Columbia River and graze along the riverbank, then retreat back to cool off at night. Washington’s wild horses have become living symbols of the pioneer spirit of the American West.
The unique and beautiful landscape that gave the horses their spirit and tenacity now feeds our vines. With loamy sand and gravel soils, these hills require a strong and determined grapevine, and our 14 Hands vines revel in this world class terroir. With the fruit from these hardy vines, our winemaker crafts big, fruit-forward reds and crisp, juicy whites that honor the legend of the region.
In 2014, 14 Hands opened a dedicated winery and tasting room in Prosser, Washington. Designed to highlight the unique history of Washington wines, the facility features indoor and outdoor seating areas, a tasting bar and a unique working barrel room. Reclaimed barn wood sourced from barns throughout the region, displayed with the stories of the families who built them, is exhibited throughout the interior to reflect the winery’s location at the base of the Horse Heaven Hills appellation. The winery also features an expanded collection of 14 Hands “The Reserve” wines, as well as seasonal offerings throughout the year.