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What: Wine Tasting with Lava Cap Winery
When: 2:30- 4:30 p.m. every Friday in March
Where: The Sierra Pub / Base Area
Who: Everyone, 21 years of age and over
Cost: Complimentary to Season Pass and Lift Ticket holders for the day.
We want to show you more of California's beauty (beyond the amazing skiing and riding), so we are doing a series of wine tastings at the resorts with various local wineries throughout the season. Come learn about and taste wines from wine makers and wine experts from around the area.
Lava Cap Winery's Story
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. Learn more about Lava Cap. >>