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Our Story

A Washington native, Tyler began his winemaking career like most of us do, from the very bottom. Throughout Tyler’s time working in the restaurant industry, his passion for wine developed, quickly becoming apparent that becoming a winemaker was an absolute must. Not to rush into a project head-on, Tyler took his time and decided on proper education in the wine world. He traveled to Pullman, WA, to explore Washington State University and returned four years later with a bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Enology.

Tyler interned on campus at the Prosser Research Station, where he spent his time planting vines, grafting buds, and collecting research data. After completing his degree, Tyler came back to Western Washington and, in 2009, interned in Woodinville for DiStefano Winery where he worked with winemakers Hillary Sjolund and Victor de la Luz. Most recently, he was the assistant winemaker to the prestigious John Bigelow at JM Cellars, before leading the charge on his own winery, Laterus.

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Small-batch Washington wines

Founded in 2016 by Tyler Farnsworth is a trailblazer and believes in challenging the traditional methods to bring unique, high-profile wines to stand apart from the crowd. You’ll cheerfully see him working with his wife Stephanie in the tasting room, pouring wine, and chatting with visitors.

Vegan-friendly Black Dot Family-owned Black Dot Washington

Our Story

A Washington native, Tyler began his winemaking career like most of us do, from the very bottom. Throughout Tyler’s time working in the restaurant industry, his passion for wine developed, quickly becoming apparent that becoming a winemaker was an absolute must. Not to rush into a project head-on, Tyler took his time and decided on proper education in the wine world. He traveled to Pullman, WA, to explore Washington State University and returned four years later with a bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Enology.

Tyler interned on campus at the Prosser Research Station, where he spent his time planting vines, grafting buds, and collecting research data. After completing his degree, Tyler came back to Western Washington and, in 2009, interned in Woodinville for DiStefano Winery where he worked with winemakers Hillary Sjolund and Victor de la Luz. Most recently, he was the assistant winemaker to the prestigious John Bigelow at JM Cellars, before leading the charge on his own winery, Laterus.

From the Winery

A cozy Laterus tasting room lounge

Laterus is a part of "The Vault" in Maltby, the block of wineries in Snohomish, WA.
Lineup of Laterus wine bottles and a sign with famous Washington State destinations

Tyler Farnsworth has an appreciation for breaking the mold with Washington Wines.

Shop Laterus

Double Gold white Dot Library Wine

 
Laterus

2016 Syrah

$42.00
Syrah Black Dot Washington Black Dot Columbia Valley Black Dot
 
$25.00
Mourvèdre Black Dot Washington Black Dot Rattlesnake Hills Black Dot

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

As one of the oldest vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA, Ciel du Cheval has been producing some of the top fruit in the state for decades. This clone 174 Syrah absolutely thrives here.

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Red Mountain

Benton City Washington

Soil

Calcium rich sandy loam soil

Elevation

570 to 710 ft

Stillwater Creek Vineyard

This world-class vineyard gets beautifully ripe and maintains acidity while building sugars toward harvest. Its extreme southern exposure and soil composition make this site ideal for this Joseph Phelps clone of Syrah.

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Royal Slope

Columbia Valley Washington

Soil

Fractured rock and sandy loam soil

Elevation

1,400 ft

Bacchus Vineyard

Bacchus has a commanding view of the mighty Columbia River and the Rattlesnake Mountains. Planted in 1972, it is a leading source of old vine Washington grapes for both red and white wines.

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Columbia Valley

North of Tri-Cities, Washington

Soil

Sandy loam and silt loam soils

Elevation

550 to 900 ft