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Lava Cap Winery

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A quality winery set amidst rolling hills of vines.

Excellent quality wines, especially Syrahs , Zins and Cabs. Their Chardonay is smooth and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fun tasting with friends!

A fun tasting with friends. Enjoyable wines, good service and a beautifulsetting. The Sauvignon... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
St. Catharines, Canada
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  • Average5%
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“tasting room”(9 reviews)
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 4 days ago

Excellent quality wines, especially Syrahs , Zins and Cabs. Their Chardonay is smooth and the Sauvignon Blanc a really great value

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

A fun tasting with friends. Enjoyable wines, good service and a beautifulsetting. The Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, and Sangiovese were very enjoyable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank btomfil
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Lava Cap Winery is a beautiful spot to enjoy wine and a picnic. Their reds are so smooth. The tour of their barrels was very interesting and we learned a lot. It is the Sierra Foothills in the Apple Hill area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 2triproad1
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Recently visited here during trip to Apple Hill. $ 5 tasting gets you to sample 5 wines. They wave the fee if you buy a bottle or join their club. What I liked was the outside tables and scenery. I liked their reds the best:...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank drastler
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing afternoon at Lava Cap Winery in the Apple Hill area of Placerville County. The Winery has a very nice tasting room and terrific views of the surrounding vineyard/hillsides. The team running the winery stated that all the wines...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kkchan1
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is one of the most beautiful views in Placerville. The wine is really good. The tasting is done with a friendly, happy staff. You can bring your own lunch and sit on the patio and enjoy the spectacular view. Great wine in a perfect...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vespakarr
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Lava Cap has always been my favorite Placerville winery, and it does not ever disappoint! No charge for tasting, which is a great perk

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Lava cap offers a great variety of wines. Be sure and bring a picnic (try Dedricks cheeses in downtown Placerville) basket because the winery has a fantastic patio/deck, where you can picnic after you taste and get your favorite wine to go with your picnic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jane W
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Good place to enjoy great wine and friends. Nice yard with lots of tables and shade. Can't beat the wines.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank tetzlaff49
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We heard and read so many good things about Lava Cap Winery that this made our short list of wineries to go to in the area. So glad we went here. The wines were very good, the service was excellent and the view was just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank itsallgood4me
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