Lang Vineyards is pleased to introduce our new winemaker, Steven Latchford.
Steven was born near Ontario’s Prince Edward County in 1982, His work ethic was developed early on by working in the dairy industry and moving onto graphic arts and design. The wine industry allows Steve to still use his agriculture background by growing grapes and his artistic side by crafting unique wine blends.
He started in the wine industry at the tender age of 18 when he enrolled at Niagara College Teaching Winery. Unable to legally drink at the time Steve patiently waited to finish his sensory classes when he was 19.
Graduating in 2004 from the program Steve had already found winemaking, viticulture and sales employment from Vincor International in 2001 at Jackson Triggs. After leaving Niagara and Vincor in the summer of 2007 Steve was looking for a new challenge and found himself in the Okanagan Valley. Tasting his way through almost every winery in the valley, Steve ended up finding a home in August 2007 in Naramata and stayed in Naramata until 2018.
Still being under 40 years of age has allowed Steve some different insight into the winemaking process and allows himself plenty of room for playing with blends, fermenting trials and production techniques. Steve looks forward to furthering Lang Vineyards brand into the future and producing many more highly awarded wines.
Please join us in welcome Steven to the Lang Vineyards family. Keep an eye out for him the next time you join us for a visit.