14 Hands Winery is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Prosser winery and tasting room this month.
The winery is holding an anniversary party at its tasting room 3 to 6 p.m. April 18. Winemaker Keith Kenison will showcase his Reserve wines from the Horse Heaven Hills wine grape growing area. And each wine will be paired with six small-bite dishes. The cost of the event is $50 per person, or $45 for Cellar 14 members.
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates opened 14 Hands Winery last year in an extensively remodeled Prosser winery that was once home to the Snoqualmie brand.
The name 14 Hands comes from the short wild mustangs — only 14 hands tall — that used to roam the Horse Heaven Hills.
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The grapes for “The Reserve” wines are all from the Horse Heaven Hills, but 14 Hands’ other wines include grapes from other Washington growing areas.
Last year, 14 Hands also released several new limited production wines for its The Reserve collection, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Malbec and Syrah wines that are only available at the 14 Hands tasting room and online at 14Hands.com. The winery also started Cellar 14, a wine club that offers member discounts and access to exclusive events.
The winery also accrued ten 90-plus scores on its The Reserve wines in 2014.
To buy a ticket to the anniversary event, go to https://www.14hands.com/shop/gifts-events/anniversary-party.