Granite Springs Winery
Granite Springs Winery was founded by Lester and Lynne Russell. For several years, they bought the majority of their grapes from Jon and Margaret Latcham. In 1994, the Russells sold their winery to the Latcham Family.
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In 1981, the Russell Family established Granite Springs Winery. They planted their original 28 acre vineyard on the slopes of the Fair Play wine region.
The Latcham Family primarily sold grapes to Granite Springs Winery until 1990. Beginning in 1990, the Latcham Family started making their own wine, and in 1994, they purchased Granite Springs. They retained the Granite Springs label, and have continued to expand Lester and Lynne Russell’s reputation for deep, almost inky Petite Sirah.
Although the two labels remain separate, they compliment each other very well. Both wineries are known for their flavorful, mountain wines. Granite Springs makes particularly good Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. On the other hand, the Latcham label is known for Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel.