Tom Judkins first propagated grape cuttings in his high school FFA class in Prosser, Washington. Decades before the wine industry blossomed in Washington State, he cared for Concord and Niagara starts in his parents’ backyard. With the support of Dr. Walter Clore, the “Father of Washington Viticulture”; he pioneered the establishment of the first certified wine grape mother-blocks in Washington State.
Over forty years later, his vision, work ethic and commitment to growers is our inspiration. Inland Desert Nursery takes pride in helping you plant successful vineyards with the cleanest material available. Our recent mother-block expansions, in accordance with Washington State Department of Agriculture standards, and diverse array of rootstock choices, offer growers access to a wide portfolio of clean plant material.
Inland Desert Nursery is home to 250+ acres of recently planted & aggressively maintained WSDA Registered rootstock and scion mother-blocks, including many new ENTAV-INRA® selections. We’re dedicated to propagating dormant field-grown and green-potted vines from these clean sources.