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About the Winery

Over the River and Through the Woods, to Lava Cap Winery we Go.  The winery knows the way, to please your day, with great flavors and occasional Snow, Oh…….!

Yes, this great winery has its roots in a family of geologists, who know the soil and climate of this region known for volcano activity millions of years past.  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.  The winery has stayed in the Jones family from the beginning. Grapes were planted in 1981 and the first presentation of their wines opened the tasting room in 1986. The rest is simply a history of hard work, quality and scientific winemaking, and a menu of beautifully aged red and white liquid pleasure.  Come and see for yourselves the views and climate, and bring the pooch(that’s dog in winery lingo). 

Additional Details

  • Weddings:TBD
  • Catering Services:TBD
  • Harvest Hosts:TBD
  • Lodging Available:TBD
  • Return and Cancellation Policy:TBD
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  • Newsletter:TBD
  • Wine Club Features:TBD
  • Wine Club Choices:TBD
  • Limousines OK:Call for Reservation Time and Date
  • Tours of Winery:TBD
  • Children’s Games:TBD
  • Food Available:TBD
  • Picnic Area:Yes
  • Dog Friendly:Yes
  • Wine Varietals:American River Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah, Barbera, Granache, Nuee Ardente, Zinfandel Reserve, Old Vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli


Our Wines
AMERICAN RIVER RED CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLEND This hearty non-vintage American River Red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and a hint of clove. Layers of spicy oak frame a generous, plush and juicy mid-palate. Red fruit flavors linger into a toasty vanilla finish. A blend of California Cabernet Sauvignon.
2017 SANGIOVESE The 2017 Sangiovese greets us with a bright ruby appearance. Strawberry and a touch of thyme aromas highlight pleasant fruit flavors. The palate remains fresh with natural acidity and light tannins. Vanilla and leather notes linger to a soft finish.
2016 MERLOT Pleasant forest greenery and plum scents highlight the aroma of dark cherry. Toasted oak fill the palate and bright acidity define a nicely focused finish.
2015 SYRAH Our Syrah Vineyard grows on a beautiful south facing slope reminiscent of the Hermitage hill in the Rhone Region of France. With the cooling breezes from our vineyards 2500' Elevation, rich, and well drained soils, our Syrah vines develop the lengthy flavors consistent with acclaimed Syrah wines.
2017 BARBERA Vanilla notes great the nose and transition to a rich cherry bouquet. Juicy, bright berry flavors fill the rich full bodied mouth feel. Light tannins allow for a long soft finish.
2017 GRENACHE An elegant Grenache that opens with a nose of licorice, rose petal, and vanilla aromas. The light mouth feel greats with flavors of Raspberry, strawberry, and toasty oak that finishes smooth and velvety.
2017 ZINFANDEL RESERVE Enters with subtle notes of briar and spice which quickly give way to aromas of raspberry liqueur. This robust Zinfandel offers layers of blackberry and black cherry fruit. A warm, luscious finish lingers on with sweet vanilla oak flavors.
2016 OLD VINE ZINFANDEL Notes of white pepper and candied fruit greet the nose followed by hints of anise. On the palate this zinfandel has concentrated flavors of dark berry and spice finishing with soft tannins and a touch of pine and forest floor.
2016 PETITE SIRAH The 2016 Petite Sirah has notes of elegant wild licorice, blueberries, and complex oak. With a sip, the massive wine slams the palate with a stampede of plum and white pepper flavors which perfectly transition to blackberry and a long vanilla-cola finish.
2015 CABERNET FRANC This powerful wine displays aromas of black cherry compote along with spiced sun dried tomato. Toasted oak compliments cherry-vanilla flavors while bright acidity lifts soft tannins to extend a long rich finish.
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  • Monday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
16 Nov

Hosted by Lava Cap...

Come pickup your November wine club shipments and gear up for the holidays! 2 different days to attend, Saturday November 16th and Sunday November 17th from 12-3. Check back for ticket details!

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  • 12:00 PM - Saturday
    November 16, 2019
  • Lava Cap Winery, Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA, USA
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