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Lava Cap Winery

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful Scenery and GREAT wine!

Some friends and I went to several vineyards and this was by far our favorite. They are a small... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Beautiful winery

We ate a picnic lunch here and tasted the wines. The food was excellent and very good for the... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
Cookeville, Tennessee
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  • Average5%
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Celebrate the magic of mountain-grown grapes and the beauty that surrounds Lava Cap Winery. Savor the taste of well-balanced wines rich with full flavor and body, vibrant fruit, crisp acidity and soft tannins. Bring a picnic and relax on the deck...more
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2221 Fruitridge Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-3700
+1 530-621-0175
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Some friends and I went to several vineyards and this was by far our favorite. They are a small winery and the wines were good! The scenery was wonderful and they offer seom great snacks (picnic basket with meats, cheeses and crackers). This was a...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank PrickelyPear
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We ate a picnic lunch here and tasted the wines. The food was excellent and very good for the price. We got cheese, meat, olives , crackers and fudge all for 20.00. You can also buy your bottle of wine and enjoy your it with...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Sealcheri
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Set high in altitude and on volcanic soil, Lava Cap is a beautiful place to visit with good wines to taste.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Laura B
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Pretty surroundings overlooking vineyard. Large and comfortable deck with tables and chairs. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Come relax and enjoy the fruits of nature..Pack a lunch too!

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Judytnewell
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We go to Lava Cap mostly in summer for their summer music. They have tables on their deck as well as tables on the lawn area, or bring your beach chairs. On special events like Mother's and Father's Day they will have hot foods to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The wines are very good! The staff was fun, informative and welcoming. The new deck overlooks the beautiful vineyards and the hills. Bring some goodies, sit in the sun and enjoy.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank jimbI2756LN
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I just love this winery! The setting is simple, the people are down to earth. There isn't a wine I dislike here, I just like some more than others, now that's a trick! Even a 'dyed hard' red wine drinker will enjoy their selection of...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Nicci C
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Placerville has some really great wineries. I like Lava Cap because it has a great view over the vines & surrounding area. Friendly & knowledgeable staff to help you choose the wine that's right for you.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank violinmaker1964
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

This was our first stop in the region. It was a lovely setting, very good wines and we enjoyed it. We did buy a few bottles of wine. There are quite a few wineries in this small area so it's easy to visit several in...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank eldoradogirl
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This winery is further away from Highway 50 than some others, but is well worth the trip. The tasting room staff know their wines. Try the grenache and the grenache rose.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Islandbruin
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