Lava Cap

Winery Star

Wine Leaders' Choice

Placerville, USA

Lava Cap, a third-generation family farm in Placerville, sits high in the Sierra Nevada foothills at 2700 feet elevation. Their grapes, grown in California’s highest vineyards, thrive in unique volcanic soils, resulting in intensely aromatic wines bursting with flavor. The Sierra Nevada mountains’ volcanic history shaped Lava Cap’s extraordinary terroir.

By purchasing a special volcanic site, the Jones family established their vineyard and winery, aptly named Lava Cap. This volcanic soil contributes to the distinctiveness of their wines. Lava Cap’s vineyards, located at elevations ranging from 2400 to 2700 feet, offer a mountain setting that sets their wines apart. The combination of elevation, complex topography, and volcanic soil creates vibrant alpine wines that define Lava Cap.

People can become part of the extended Lava Cap family by joining their Friends of Lava Cap Wine Club. It is possible to choose between the Quarterly and Semi-Annual Club options for regular wine deliveries. No enrollment fee is required, but a minimum of two shipments for the Quarterly Club and one shipment for the Semi-Annual Club is needed to avoid cancellation fees.

Year           1986

Country     USA

Address    2221 Fruitridge Rd, Placerville, CA 95667, United States



Lava Cap



Certificate Of Excellence

The Winery Star Certificate is an award of excellence for wineries around the world. The certificate is issued for quality and expertise in the wine industry and is a great and valuable asset for wineries.

It is awarded to wineries that have been recommended by Wine Leaders around the world. It gives a boost in the level of credibility in the global wine community and it is a great way to strengthen the winery image.

Buyers, distributors, business partners and even travelers are more eager to contact awarded wineries to buy their wines and visit the winery. 

The certificate displays wineries name and relevant year, it can be shared on website, social media or used for promotional purposes. It is also possible to receive the framed version by post. 

Contact us to find out how you can qualify today!

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