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Wine Tasting in Apple Hill of the Sierra Foothills

We are open for outdoor tasting, 7 days a week from 10am-5pm!


While reservations are no longer requiring for tastings, they are encouraged. If you would like to reserve a spot please call the tasting room at 530-621-0175. 


High in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California, the Jones family has been dedicated to the production of premium estate grown wines utilizing only mountain-grown grapes since 1986. The unique volcanic soil that the winery is named for and the mountainous topography are ideal for the creation of world-class wines. This spectacular environment with the high Sierras as a backdrop is a wonderful setting where we welcome you to sample the wines in our tasting room and enjoy a picnic in the gardens overlooking the vineyards.

  • Hours of operation are 10-5pm daily, last seating is at 4:00pm. 
  • Walk-ups tastings and picnic use welcome.  
  • Reservations are encouraged. Please call the winery at 1-530-621-0175, to make a reservation. 
  • Groups of 10 or more must call for a reservations. 
  • Sit down wine tasting will take place on our deck. Tables will be separated by a minimum of 6 feet. All bottle purchases can be enjoyed on the lower patios, gardens and lawn area.  Deck is reserved for tastings only. 
  • Wine tasting cost is $15.00 per person, and complimentary for Lava Cap club members and their guests (a total of 6 people including members). Tasting fees are waved with a bottle purchase. 
  • Guests will be asked to maintain social distancing guidelines. 
  • Masks are required for guests, per state regulations. 
  • We ask that no furniture is moved, or outside lawn furniture is brought. All table locations are strategically placed to maintain 6 foot distancing and to ensure our guests and staff are safe. 
  • Lava Cap will perform cleaning and disinfecting protocols as required by the State of California. 

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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)