Wines Day Tasting with Lava Cap
With special guests:
Michael Stilton from Wine Warehouse
Danny Mantle from Lava Cap
Flight of 4 wines: $13
Like the wines? Take some home!
Today ONLY – Special pricing on retail purchases of event wines.
Want a Lava Cap wine by the glass? Ask your server for pricing.
2015 Lava Cap, Estate Chardonnay, Sierra Foothills, CA
Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $20.99
2013 Lava Cap, American River Red (Blend), Sierra Foothills, CA
Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $16.99
2014 Lava Cap, Syrah, El Dorado Hills, CA
Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $22.99
2014 Lava Cap, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sierra Foothills, CA
Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price $26.99
About Lava Cap
Lava Cap is a family-owned winery in Placerville, California. The Jones family planted their first vines in 1981 and opened the winery in 1986 on a special site in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. The family of geologists specifically selected this location for its prime volcanic soil that is particularly well suited to growing fine wine grapes. They named their new business after this unique "lava cap," where their grapes flourish in the volcanic soil, warmed by the foothill sunshine and cooled by gentle Sierra night breezes.
Beginning with the first vintage in 1986, Lava Cap wines continue to win a steady stream of gold medals and awards from across the country each year. Their winemaking philosophy is to express the elegant and complex varietal character from each block of the family's vineyards. The winemaker, Joe Norman, handcrafts each wine using artisan production techniques to create wines with full flavor and depth. The vineyard manager, Charlie Jones, uses sustainable vineyard practices and integrated vineyard management strategies, he strives to cultivate optimum quality fruit while protecting our environment and ensuring a healthy ecosystem.
The Jones family welcomes visitors each day to their tasting room. Discover the quality and consistency of their handcrafted wines in the beauty of a world-class wine region.
Why the name "Lava Cap"?
Millions of years ago, the Sierra Nevada mountains roiled with volcanic activity, and lava flowed down from the mountains, covering the foothills. Over thousands of years, much of the hardened lava deteriorated away, but select areas in the Sierra Nevada foothills still have volcanic soil, which can produce fine wine grapes. The Jones family purchased one of the few special sites with volcanic soil to start their vineyard and winery. They decided to name the new business "Lava Cap" because it reflects this unique topography of the site. This "lava cap" is one of the reasons why their wines are so special.