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Ladrón Cellars Winery

The wine's name, Ladrón, meaning "thief" in Spanish, reflects the careful sourcing of grapes from varied vineyards on California's central coast. The winery is owned by Richard and Tracy Crockett, who make wine using grapes from California.

A Hidden Gem in Denver, Colorado

Ok, I have been impatiently waiting to share this one with you all... Ladrón Cellars is an artisanal winery located in Metropolitan Denver, Colorado. The winery specializes in producing premium wines with grapes sourced from award-winning vineyards on California's Central Coast. For example, they acquired their Zinfindel from G2 Vineyard, which is an extremely high-quality vineyard located in the Paso Robles Willow Creek AVA. This vineyard is utilized by numerous renowned winemakers in California. So. Delicious.

Picture of a wine bottle, a glass of red wine, cork and a glass of water.


LadrónCellars was founded in 2008 by Richard and Tracy Crockett, who have been making wine for over 20 years. The winery started as a small operation in their garage, where they produced wine for family and friends. Over time, the winery grew, and in 2011, Ladrón Cellars opened its first tasting room in Englewood, Colorado. Today, Ladrón Cellars is a popular Metro Denver tasting room that features California-based wines.

Richard Crockett, Winemaker
Richard Crockett Winemaker 📷: Ladrón Cellars


Ladrón Cellars produces a variety of wines, including red blends comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, and Tempranillo, as well as white blends comprised of Grenache Blanche and Clariette Blanche, as well as phenomenal concrete-fermented Chardonnay sourced from Bien Nacido Vineyards in Santa Maria, California.

They have been awarded a Silver Medal in the Colorado Governors Cup for one of their White Wine Blends, Evidence. This particular blend has been recognized for its exceptional quality and taste, making it truly delicious. Also, wine critic Jeb Dunnuck has given high praise to two of their other red wines, Graffiti and Grafter, awarding them each with impressive 90-point ratings. It is clear they are dedicated to producing only the finest wines, and their hard work and commitment have certainly paid off.

Personally, my current favorite is the Vault.

Picture of the Vault cabernet sauvignon blend by Ladrón Cellars.
Vault - Ladrón Cellars

This Cabernet Sauvignon-forward blend has a robust flavor profile of blueberry, blackberry, black cherry, fig, and dusty cocoa, with light notes of oak and vanilla. It finishes beautifully with a full body. It is simply fantastic and an incredible expression of a Northern California Cabernet Sauvignon.

Various bottles of Ladrón Cellars Wine

Fun Fact: The artwork on all the wine bottles was created by artist Phil Lear from Colorado Springs. Richard discusses the wine with Phil, who then creates a stunning painting to capture it and bring it all together.

Tasting Room

Ladrón Cellars' tasting room is located in Englewood, Colorado, and is open to the public. The tasting room features a cozy and intimate atmosphere, with a bar made from reclaimed wood and a fireplace. Visitors can enjoy a flight of wines, which includes various different wines, for a fee. The tasting room also offers cheese and charcuterie plates to pair with the wines.

View of the Ladrón Cellars tasting room.

Dog-friendly: Ladrón Cellars is a dog-friendly winery. Bring your furry friend along and enjoy some wine together inside or on the lovely outdoor patio.


Ladron Cellars offers a wine club membership, which includes quarterly shipments of the winery's latest releases. Members also receive discounts on wine purchases, access to exclusive events, and free monthly tastings at the winery. The winery's wine club membership is a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest releases and receive discounts on wine purchases. They also host incredible seasonal wine release parties with impeccable food pairings.

A Must-Visit Winery

So, go check it out! Ladrón Cellars is truly a hidden gem in Denver, Colorado. If you are a wine lover or looking for a unique experience in Denver, Ladrón Cellars is an absolutely must-visit. And, of course, bring your furry friend with you!

Address: 11435 E Briarwood Ave Unit 100, Englewood, CO 80112


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