The inspiration for 14 Hands wines recalls a time when wild mustangs once freely roamed the hills of eastern Washington State. These small horses measuring a scant fourteen hands high - a "hand" being equivalent to a man's palm width approximately four inches - would travel down the hills every day to drink from the Columbia River and graze along the riverbank and then retreat back to the hills at night. Strong and tenacious these little horses became known for their endurance and wild spirit. This unique and beautiful landscape gave these unbridled horses their spirt and tenacity that now feeds our vines. With loamy-sand and gravel soils these hills require a strong and determined grapevine resulting in big bold juicy red wines and crisp fruit-forward white wines.