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Lava Cap Winery

2221 Fruitridge Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-3700
+1 530-621-0175
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Perfect finale to apple hill day

What a fabulous setting! We've been to many wineries in Napa & Sonoma, and this is right up there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bonnie C
Sacramento, California
via mobile
Beautiful place, and nice wines, and nice people

Visited Lava Cap on a summer Tuesday. Pretty and pretty quiet. It felt like personal service for... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
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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 overlooking our vineyards.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2221 Fruitridge Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-3700
+1 530-621-0175
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous setting! We've been to many wineries in Napa & Sonoma, and this is right up there. Landscaping that invites hummingbirds & butterflies & includes spectacular view of vineyards & AR canyon. Bring some cheese, bread & charcuterie plate to enjoy with your...More

Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Lava Cap on a summer Tuesday. Pretty and pretty quiet. It felt like personal service for our group of eight, and we were welcomed to break our lunch out, along with a couple of bottles of L C wines. They chilled our white, and...More

Thank saolsen11
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Had a great time cooling off here in the wine tasting room on a steamy Sunday outside Placerville. Quite a retreat. Staff servers were outstanding and friendly and the wines varied all over the palate. Loved the whites and Zins so much I joined the...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on a Friday morning to pickup our club wines and do a small tasting. Great time to visit. Weekend afternoons can be crowded. Pleasant deck to sit and relax on and let the toddler stretch her legs before the car ride home. Wines...More

Thank downslopewind
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Come for the apple stuff, stay for the wine. I really like this place. It's tucked back of Apple Hill with great valley views. In fact they have big deck, picnic benches and grassy areas. Good for the family or couples. The winery is one...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The tasting room is small but lovely. The staff is helpful and informative, very friendly. We love Lava Cap wine. We have sat out on the deck, enjoying the sunset with our wine. Highly recommend Lava Cap.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lava Cap is a very nice winery in the Apple Hill area of California. Part of the El Dorado wine area, the staff is excellent and the property provides a nice place to sit back and enjoy the wines. Overall the wine was average. It...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited Lava Cap Winery for years, and each visit reveals improvements to the winery and surroundings. Like most of the local wineries, red wines stand superior to the whites in almost all cases. When visiting, a late afternoon tasting gives the opportunity to...More

Thank beaner1138
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The patio and sprawling grounds make a beautiful setting to enjoy an afternoon. The wines are good, too.

Thank Gl0bal_guru
Reviewed 26 July 2016

check there calendar before you go they sometimes have live bands, that are amazing also the family owned business, makes the staff amazing, thank you Lava Cap for a amazing day

Thank JustBec A
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