May Wine Club Announcement

Wine Club LabelMAY 2014 WINE CLUB SELECTIONS

Our winemaker has selected the following wines for Quarterly and Semi-Annual Club Members:

QUARTERLY MIXED

  • Spring House Zinfandel 2010 Estate Bottled
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Estate Bottled
  • Petite Sirah 2011 Estate Bottled

SEMI-ANNUAL (DEUCES) MIXED 

  • Barbera 2011 Estate Bottled
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Estate Bottled
  • Zinfandel Reserve 2010 Estate Bottled
  • Spring House Zinfandel 2010 Estate Bottled
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Estate Bottled
  • Petite Sirah 2011 Estate Bottled

SEMI-ANNUAL REDS ONLY (2 OF EACH)

  • Petite Sirah 2011 Estate Bottled
  • Spring House Zinfandel 2010 Estate Bottled
  • American River Red Celebrated Cuvee 2011

SEMI-ANNUAL WHITES ONLY (2 OF EACH)

  • Muscat Canelli 2011 El Dorado
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Estate Bottled

Wine selections will be available starting Monday, May 5, 2014.

Meet Jeanne Jones, Founder and Chairperson, Lava Cap Winery

JeanneJeanne Jones story began in Michigan where she met and married her high school sweetheart David Jones. After moving to Northern California and raising their children, she and David began searching for a special place to grow wine grapes. They searched near and far and when they came to El Dorado they knew they had found a very special place. And thus the next chapter of their lives began!

With Jeanne’s keen eye for detail and David’s geological expertise they recognized that this 60 acre pear farm had great potential with its unique soil derived from weathered volcanic material, the cooling effects of the high elevation location and an ample supply of water. This was an ideal place in which to grow premium wine grapes and to establish a winery dedicated to making wine expressive of the unique terroir of Lava Cap.

Jeanne had a vision to shape the future of the vineyard into a winery and eventually into a growing and thriving business in El Dorado County.  Under the careful tutelage of Jeanne, the winery has grown to include multiple vineyards and the third generation of family members. She has been and continues to be the heart and soul of the business. We continue to honor her pioneering spirit and dedication to making the highest quality wine that uniquely expresses the spectacular soil, climate and geography of our vineyards in the Sierra Foothills.

Zoom Folsom Article: Families Benefit From Lava Cap’s Community Support

Infant Parent Center, an organization making powerful strides within our community to change the lives for families within the foster-care system, held a benefit for the upcoming Mud Aide Run scheduled for March 1, 2014. The event took place in Placerville at the Lava Cap Winery, named after its rich volcanic soil and founded by a family of geologists. >Read more at zoomfolsom.com.