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“Great view” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lava Cap Winery

Lava Cap Winery
Ranked #6 of 47 things to do in Placerville
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Owner description: 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.
Shingle Springs, California
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142 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Visited here with a group. The Sangiovese I brought home was a HUGE hit - will have to go back and buy more!!! Although there was mainly just one person handling the tastings for everyone, she was very efficient, friendly and everyone enjoyed being there. And, we really enjoyed being able to sit at the picnic tables overlooking the vineyards and valley. I'd been there several years ago and had a very snooty experience. But, this was sooo improved, I'll definitely be back.

Visited March 2012
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Pittsburg, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Small tasting room, a little disorganized.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

This was our first trip to wineries outside of Napa area, and our first winery of the day. I'm glad it wasn't our last because it wasn't a great experience. We were a party of 12 so I called a week in advance to give them a heads-up and then called that morning. When we got there the guy said "oh yeah, someone told me in passing that you were coming". The tasting room is extremely small so they took us into the barrel room - they kept going in and out because they needed the wine in the tasting room, which was weird. One of our party actually had to follow him to get a tasting. Very friendly guy, but way too distracted and disorganized. I won't ever return to this winery.

Visited January 2012
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Santa Monica, CA
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58 reviews
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“Wonderful wine, great people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2011

This location was a great stop on our wine tour. The people were very knowledgable and enthusiast about their wine (which was A-Mazing). The patio out back has a beautiful view and you can buy cheese sitting out drinking delicious wine. Favorite winery in the area.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Great Wines and Amazing Customer Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2009

If touring El Dorado wine country, definately make a stop here! The wines are VERY good ---- don't miss the reserves (tasting is $5-- waived if you buy any wine, which you will!). Ben Patterson was working the day we arrived and he was amazing ---- so fun, positive and clearly loving what he was doing helping to share his knowledge of wines. One of the best stops we made!

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Pleasant Grove, CA
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56 reviews
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“Excellent WInery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2008

Excellent Winery in the Apple Hill area of El Dorado County. It's a must see if touring Wineries in El Dorado County. The Petite Sirah was wonderful! Great Winery, check it out!

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