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Lava Cap Winery

2221 Fruitridge Road
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-0175

Tasting:   Open daily 11 to 5 pm
Complimentary Tasting
10% discount of 6-11 bottles, 15% on case purchase
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   $15 to $30 per bottle
Established:   1987
  20,000 cases

Lava Cap Winery Description

Lava Cap is a small, family-owned and operated winery producing premium estate-bottled wines using mountain-grown grapes from their two vineyard properties. The winery has a grand backdrop of vineyards, hills, and distant peaks.

The winery is owned by the Jones family, with its president being a UC Berkley geologist. The vineyard soils here are formed from young volcanic rocks that lend distinctive rich varietal flavors and intense aromas to their wines. The vineyards have low yields and receive lots of sunlight.

The tasting room is an easygoing, friendly place loaded with award ribbons, gift items, a crayon area for the kids, and a spacious deck and grassy lawn area out in front of the vineyard.

As part of the Apple Hill Region of El Dorado County, the area has abundant apple and other fruit orchards. To create the vineyard, 20 acres of pear trees were removed and replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.

Lava Cap Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Gift Shop
Barrel Sampling
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Friendly and informative
Ryan_S, San Luis Obispo
This winery/tasting room is located in Placerville above Sacramento. All of the wines were very good. Also had a nice area for kids to hang out while the adults tasted.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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