Jeanne 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.