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Latcham Vineyards

Latcham Vineyards The Latcham family started Latcham Vineyards as a vineyard in 1981. The vines were planted on the north slope of a small, beautiful valley in the heart of the Gold Country of southern El Dorado county, near the historic town of Fair Play, California. They chose this romantic and colorful site for its beauty, the fine quality of the soil and excellent growing conditions. Time and again, the wisdom of this choice has been proven by the deeply flavorful grapes produced on this 28-acre vineyard. Until 1990, the Latcham family sold their mountain grapes to the local Sierra foothill wineries, primarily Granite Springs Winery, which was founded by Les and Lynne Russell in 1981. In 1990, the Latcham Family could no longer resist the urge to make wine from their own grapes and the first wines were made under the Latcham Vineyards label. Since that time, Latcham Vineyards has become well known for rich deeply flavorful wines such as Zinfandel, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Port. These wines have won hundreds of medals in numerous wine competitions, including Double Golds, Best of State and Best of Region medals as well as much critical acclaim. The Latcham family credits the success of their wines to the unique growing conditions, or mountain terroir, of the Fair Play viticultural area of southern El Dorado county. The warm days and cool nights produce grapes with an intensity of flavor not found in other growing areas. Many successful vineyards and wineries were established in the Sierra Foothills of California after the Gold Rush, but were abandoned in later years, due, in part, to Prohibition. Family owned and operated, Latcham Vineyards is a pioneer in the renaissance of wine production in this beautiful and historic area of Fair Play in scenic El Dorado County.

FromPlymouth: take Hwy E16 to Mt. Aukum. Turn right on Omo Ranch Road and go 1 mile to reach Latcham Vineyards at 2860 Omo Ranch Road, Mt. Aukum, CA. To reach to Granite Springs, proceed 3 miles further on Omo Ranch Road to Fair Play Road. Turn left on Fair Play Road and proceed 4 miles to Granite Springs Winery which is just off Fair Play Road at 5050 Granite Springs Winery Road, in Fair Play, CA. From Placerville: from Hwy 50, take the Missouri Flat exit heading south, turn left on Pleasant Valley Road and right on Bucks Bar Road. At Somerset, turn right on Mt. Aukum Road (Hwy E16) and proceed to either Fair Play Road or Omo Ranch Road. Turn left and travel to Latcham Vineyards and Granite Springs.

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2860 Omo Ranch Road, Mt. Aukum, CA, US, 95656 Email:
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Huge black cherries, plums with hints of nutmeg and almonds - Silver at SF Chronicle Competition.
  Black Muscat
A fruity bouquet of maraschino cherry and orange peel. Fragrant & smooth on the palate. This late harvest wine is 17% alcohol and 6.7 sugar. 100% black Muscat grapes makes for a terrific dessert.
  Cabernet Franc
Best Critics' Choice (unanimous choice of judges for best red) at Winter Wine Festival in Carson City & Silver at SF Chronicle Competition.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
Brilliant color with black cherry and raspberry fruit and complex layers of spices, vanilla and oak.
  Estate Sauvignon Blanc
A nice Sauvignon Blanc with distinctive varietal flavors. Herbaceous with apple, grapefruit, notes of banana and passion fruit.
  Estate Syrah
Deep ruby red with a gentle nose of dry rose, cherry and red licorice. A beautifully balanced wine with finesse!
  Fair Play Merlot
A deep ruby Merlot with lots of fruit
  Gold Rush Red
Best Table Wine in Sierra Foothills - 2004 Calif. State Fair. Superb complex blend of barrel-aged Cab, Merlot, Zin, Barbera, Petite Sirah, Syrah & a hint of Black Muscat.
  Granite La Falda Zinfandel
A big, deeply flavorful, classic Foothill Zin!
  GS Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich, vibrant, herbaceous, fruit flavors of fig and English walnut, and a gentle touch of vanilla. This is one of our best Cabs ever.
  GS Chardonnay
A non-oak Chardonnay with delightful aromas and flavors of ripe banana, golden apple and pears with a hint of honey.
  GS Estate Zinfandel
Gold Medal at the 2005 SF Chronicle Competition. Gold at the 2005 Calaveras County Fair. Taste the ripe blackberries, cloves & pepper. Lots of fruit and a very smooth finish.
  Latcham El Dorado Zinfandel
A huge, spicy, rich Zin, bursting with berries!
  Latcham Vineyards El Dorado
New barrel fermented Chardonnay with complex layers of delicate pear, apple, honey & oak.
  Latcham Vineyards Muscat Canelli
Excellent pineapple, apricot, orange & honey flavors & aromas - delicious!
  LV Special Reserve Zinfandel.
Brilliant new release of our old-clone Zin, full of rich, complex layers of blackberry - raspberry fruit & spices - enjoy!
  Muscat Canelli
Golden yellow color, a late harvest wine with complexity and a fruity and flowery bouquet. Taste the banana, honey dew, peach, passion fruit, apricot and almond. 17% alcohol and 6.6% sugar. A fantastic dessert.
  Petite Sirah
This garnet red Petite has lots of tannins. A peppery, licorice taste with a good combination of ripe red fruit & spices. A hint of plums, blackberry and blueberry. Silver Medal at the 2005 SF Chronicle Competition.
  Petite Sirah Port
Ripe raspberry & plum fruit & spices. It has 18.5% alcohol and 7.5% residual sugar. Try this with our truffle ganache recipe for a quick dessert.
  Petite Sirah.
Exquisite black cherry, plum & clove flavors and aromas - a wonderful, deeply flavorful new release!
  Select Port
Classic Portuguese Varietals Are Back! Superb layers of ripe Zinfandel (50%), Petite Sirah (16%) & Portuguese Varietals (34%) - divine!!
  Sierra Reserve Red
Another outstanding blend of Zinfandel, Barbera, Cab Sauvignon and Merlot. A fantastic table wine under $10.00.


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