Lava Cap, with its gracious style, rustic charm, cozy tasting room, and picturesque grounds, is the quintessential mountain winery. The winemaking estate, perched upon a cap of lava, is located just outside Placerville, California in the El Dorado County wine region of the Sierra Foothills.
Founded in 1986, Lava Cap wines continue to win a steady stream of gold medals and awards from across the country each year. Winemaker Tom Jones and his brother Charlie Jones, Vineyard Manager, use their 25 years of expertise with Lava Cap to highlight the best of the terroir in their wines.
The Jones family welcomes visitors each day to their tasting room. Open daily 11am-5pm except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Key People Tom Jones - Winemaker Charlie Jones - Vineyard Manager
Special Offers for ZAP Members
Wine Purchase Discount at Winery: 20% on cases, 1 case maximum * Additional 5% discount on case purchase of Zinfandel (mix of Zins) to add up to 20% off in our tasting room. Proof of ZAP membership required.
Offers ZAP Members Invitations to Wine Club or Special Events * Send us your email and ZAP membership name
ZAP Member Since: 1995 Winery Founded: 1986 Winery Location Region: Sierra Foothills Cases Produced: 20000 Winery Open for Tasting: Yes Winery Charges for Tasting: Yes * Tasting is complimentary with the exception of the Limited Reserve wine list ($5 tasting fee waived with purchase). Retail Sales at Winery: Yes Offers Online Sales: Yes * Check our website for details. Has a Wine Club: Yes * Friends of Lava Cap Wine Club members receive twelve bottles each year specially selected by our winemaker. Members choose one of two shipping options. No charge to join the wine club. Offers Winery Tours: By Appt. Only Offers Vineyard Tours: By Appt. Only Food Available at Winery: Yes * Deli items -- cheeses, salami, crackers, breadsticks, and many more delicious items! Has a Picnic Area: Yes * Enjoy our deck or garden area with picturesque views of the vineyards and mountains. Offers a Meet the Winemaker Tour: No Offers a Barrel Tasting: By Appt. Only * Special events are frequently focused on barrel tasting.