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Lava Cap Winery

Placerville, CA

About Lava Cap Winery

A stop at Lava Cap Winery is a must for any visit to the Sierra Foothills of Northern California! The family-owned winery offers premium estate wines in spectacular vineyard setting, and is well known for friendly, fun and educational hospitality.

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Lava Cap is a family-owned winery in Placerville, California. The Jones family planted their first vines in 1981 and opened the winery in 1986 on a special site in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. The family of geologists specifically selected this location for its prime volcanic soil that is particularly well suited to growing fine wine grapes. They named their new business after this unique "lava cap," where their grapes flourish in the volcanic soil, warmed by the foothill sunshine and cooled by gentle Sierra night breezes.

Beginning with the first vintage in 1986, Lava Cap wines continue to win a steady stream of gold medals and awards from across the country each year. Their winemaking philosophy is to express the elegant and complex varietal character from each block of the family's vineyards. The winemaker, Joe Norman, handcrafts each wine using artisan production techniques to create wines with full flavor and depth. The vineyard manager, Charlie Jones, uses sustainable vineyard practices and integrated vineyard management strategies, he strives to cultivate optimum quality fruit while protecting our environment and ensuring a healthy ecosystem.

We invite you to check our calendar for current opportunities to explore our property and get to know what makes our family, our wines and our vineyard so unique.

Notable Features

  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Food Service
  • Gardens
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
Varietals Offered

  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache
  • Merlot
  • Muscat
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
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    Lava Cap Winery
    2221 Fruitridge Road Placerville, CA 95667

    Show Hours

    Today 12/11 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday 12/12 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday 12/13 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday 12/14 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sunday 12/15 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Monday 12/16 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday 12/17 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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