Lava Cap Winery

916-621-0175 2221 Fruitridge Road
Placerville, CA 95667
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Lava Cap Winery is a family owned and operated winery in the beautiful Sierra Foothills of California.Our appellation is El Dorado and we produced 20,000 cases a year of premium red and white wines. Our winemaker and president is Thomas Jones, MS University of California, Davis Dept of Viticulture & Enology. Thomas handcrafts each vintage, producing elegant and complex wines that reflect the lovely terrior of our mountainous region. Thomas' brother Charlie is our Vineyard Manager and works the 90 acres we have in grape production. Lava Cap's tasting room is open everyday, 11am to 5 pm. Come up to our level and taste our meticulously handcrafted wines. – Description from beth1

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Such wonderful wines! Love the Chardonnay and the American River Red among others. I am so looking forward to the summer music concert they have going on at the end of July!

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  • Lava Cap's new Sangiovese 2006 is released this week! Bright fruit and a long, long, rich finish. Stop by our tasting room (11-5 daily) for a sample!

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  • Come up to Lava Cap Winery July 25th, 2009 3:30 to 7:30 pm for music in our garden. Rhythm n blues group The Detours will play while you can boogie on the crush pad! Bring a picnic or plan to buy a pulled pork sandwich. Adults $5. Enjoy great wine and fun music for a lovely evening in the foothills. See for directions.

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  • Great wines! The winery staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The grounds are beautiful, and overlooks the American River Canyon. A great place to picnic! Their new release Chardonnay 2008 has lovely oak, and great mouth feel. I used their Petite Sirah 2005 to go with a pepper crusted prime rib and it was fabulous. Their Zinfandel was ...

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