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Wine Tasting at Lava Cap Winery

Open 7 days a week, from 10am-5pm! 

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 location are ideal for the creation of world-class wines. This spectacular environment with the high Sierra 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 4:30pm space permitting. 
  • Gates close at 5:15pm.  
  • Walk-up tastings and picnic use welcome.  
  • Reservations not required
  • Sit down wine tasting take place on our redwood deck overlooking the vineyard.
  • Deck is reserved for tastings only, but bottle purchases and food can be enjoyed on the lower patios, gardens and lawn area. 
  • Outside food and dogs permitted in the garden. Crackers, cheese, and charcuterie available for purchase as well.
  • No outside food or animals allow on the deck, but we welcome guests to use the picnic grounds with their furry friends and outside food. 
  • Wine tasting is $15.00 per person, complimentary for Lava Cap wine club members and their guests (for a total of 6 people including members).
  • Tasting fees are waived with a bottle purchase. 
  • We ask that groups of 10 please make a reservation.
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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, 4th of July, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve and Christmas)