The Vineyard Team

Charlie Jones

Vineyard Manager

For over 30 years Charlie Jones has farmed premium, mountain grown wine grapes for Lava Cap Winery. Charlie utilizes many cultural practices to emphasize fruit characteristics than can only be found in mountain grown fruit. Using sustainable vineyard practices and integrated vineyard management strategies, he strives to cultivate optimum quality fruit while protecting our environment and ensuring a healthy ecosystem.


Emmett Walker Jones

Emmett was born and raised on the farm where he developed as passion for all things dirt. He graduated with a degree in Geology from University Nevada Reno and continues the tradition of geology at Lava Cap. His experience in the vineyard is bolstered by years of on the job training where he gained valuable farming skills. Emmett is meticulous about the vineyard, focusing on new conservation efforts to promote vineyard health for years to come. When not working the vines, you can find Emmett shreding the pow in the Sierra Nevada mountains. 

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Lava Cap Winery
2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-0175   directions
Tasting Room Hours
10am - 5pm daily (except New Year's Day,
Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)