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Lava Cap Winery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Off the beaten path to really good wine

On our way home from Lake Tahoe, we took a slight detour off HWY 50 and found our way to Lava Cap... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2015
Oakland, California
Beautiful deck and vineyard.

I've visited this spot a few times on a cycling ride by - but this time decided to go for wine... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2015
El Dorado Hills, California
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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 27 September 2015

On our way home from Lake Tahoe, we took a slight detour off HWY 50 and found our way to Lava Cap Winery. The property is lovely and the wines are surprisingly good. The chardonnay and zinfandel are first rate. The staff was knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I've visited this spot a few times on a cycling ride by - but this time decided to go for wine tasting and snacks. The gentleman that gave us the wine tasting was very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing about each wine. The wines on one...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank pljimison
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We stopped by the winery on August 30, 2015. Jean was the attendant for us at the tasting counter and explained about the wines and was very hospitable to us. 5 complimentary tastings led us to purchasing 3 bottles! Very enjoyable experience! Will definitely go...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank EMVF2004
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We really enjoyed our visit on July 12, 2015. Party of 4. Great tasting room and we had a lot of fun there. Nice place for a meal and next time we will plan on it. We are enjoying our Barbera and Vionier. We have...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank 144Y
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

What a super spot! They have plenty of wines to sample, and had a cold bottle of white for us to buy, ready to go! We drank it on their porch overlooking the vineyards, where they have a bunch of tables set up. We brought...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank 1991_Longhorn
Reviewed 8 June 2015

The winery accommodated our group with a tasting of several wines. The woman that did the tasting was very knowledgeable and shared information about each wine. The tasting room was small but we were sat on the deck. It was nice to be able to...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Climel
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Reds and whites here are some of the best in the area. This is my number one place to bring friends or family because of the overall experience. The place is welcoming and has great service. The wines are fantastic and everyone wants to bring...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank SandyKathleenC
Reviewed 22 February 2015

The view is beautiful. They have a nice deck for having a picnic. The tasting room is "very" small, can barely accommodate 10 tasters. Fortunately you can take your wines to the deck. Today they were very short handed with one person pouring while the...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

One of the wineries in the Apple Hill Camino area. Staff here are friendly and prompt to help with tasting purchases. Plenty of staff around. There are several wine selections here. There is something for most people. Some dry and some wet. Nothing spectacular or...More

Thank Denny T
Reviewed 17 December 2014

The wines at Lava Cap are top-notch and the staff is outstanding. One of the tasting room staff, a fellow named, Ben, is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of wine. He can break down the complex tastes to the point where novices can understand and...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank VetteGuy
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