14 Hands is inspired by the unbridled spirit of the wild horses that once freely roamed eastern Washington.
Measuring a modest fourteen hands in height—a “hand” equivalent to the width of one’s palm—these tenacious 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 adventurous nature of the American West. The essence of these horses lives on in the vast landscape that has sustained those determined enough to work it for generations. Loamy sand and gravel soils require a strong and determined grapevine, and our vineyards revel in Washington’s world-class terroir.
With the fruit from these hardy vines, we handcraft big, fruit-forward reds and crisp, juicy whites that pay tribute to the legend of the region. Like the untamed horses we honor with our name, our wild and wonderful wines pack a lot of character into each bottle.