Inspired by his father’s achievements at Alhambra Winery in the 1940s, Otis Harlan was instilled a passion for growing wine grapes. In 1954, Harlan purchased what is now Otis Vineyard, and within two years he had planted a six acre block of Cabernet Sauvignon. Soon after, Harlan met William Bridgman of Upland Vineyard and the two became fast friends, sharing their knowledge of the wine business. The Otis Vineyard plantings continue to produce today, on a much larger scale, making the vineyard one of the oldest recorded plantings in Washington State and a pioneer site for other varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
The site is currently maintained by the Tudor family. In the late 1960s, the Tudors relocated to the Yakima Valley, where they first planted Concord grapes followed by wine grapes in the 1980s in the property adjacent to Otis Vineyard. In 2013, Harlan approached the Tudors about purchasing his vineyard and the rest is history.