The Latcham family is dedicated to producing premium varietal wines of the highest caliber.  We strive to emphasize the favorable characteristics unique to the Fair Play wine country while maintaining affordable prices.   Modern technology and traditional methods of winemaking are carefully integrated to produce consistently distinctive wines.   Garnering hundreds of medals in nationwide competitions, our wines are distributed throughout Northern California.

Frank Latcham and his family started Latcham Vineyards in 1981 as a retirement dream after practicing law in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years. The Latcham family knew El Dorado County well from many family outings to the Gold Rush country and fell in love with the north slope of a small, beautiful valley 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. The vineyard was planted in 1981 with estate grown Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Sirah.             


In 1990 the Latcham family decided to begin making wine from their vineyard and opened the tasting room at Latcham Vineyards. The wine was produced at nearby Granite Springs Winery until 1994 when Latcham Vineyards purchased the winery from the original owner Les Russell. Granite Springs Winery was an already accomplished winery with a rich history as a pioneer in the newly founded Fairplay wine region. The winery was noted for its wonderful Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Sauvignon Blanc to name a few.


The Latcham Family continues to operate both Latcham Vineyards and Granite Springs Winery today with the help of their dedicated and knowledgeable staff who are dedicated to producing premium wines of the highest caliber. We are a family business above all else and strive to make every customer feel as though they are apart of our family.

Business Info
  • 2860 Omo Ranch Rd. Somerset, CA 95684 United States
Winey Features
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Winemaker & Owners
  • Winemaker :
    Barbara Cole
  • Owners :
    Jon Latcham, Margaret Latcham
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