New Reserve Tasting (We got a Coravin!!)


Yes it's true -- we are now in possession of a Coravin.  Perhaps the least sexy way to get wine out of a bottle (sabre-ing being the most sexy) . . .




. . . but the upswing is now we can get samples out of our 2010 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon without having to open the bottle.  We are now offering a Reserve only tasting which includes three different Cab Reserves and the Knights Valley Petite Sirah.  Come on in and check out this marvel of modern wine technology and enjoy some seldom sampled wines.



Hi all - it's about time to break in the freshly-restyled Lava Lounge this Saturday night!  Yes tomorrow!  The latest installment in the Live@Lava concert series continues this Saturday featuring The Kind Buds, a "free-range acoustic jam duo" from Vermont.  The Buds'll be starting at nice and early at 6:30, followed by more entertainment, as yet to be determined.

The music is free, as is the cheese and other delicacies to pair with your favorite Lava Vine wines.  Wines'll be available for purchase by the glass and/or bottle.

Hope to see you there,


The Lavas

Nippin N Tuckin

A little nippin n tuckin going on over here at Lava.  Our lounge area is getting freshened up, the trees are getting a much-needed trim job, and PG&E is conducing the electron facilitation.   Jon captured some of the excitement in this sweet panorama shot.  The picture doesn't include the fellow way up in the Oak tree swinging between branches, but Jon did manage to capture Pete and his twin brother Lawrence surveying the situation.

And here is a sneak peek at the Lava Lounge, which is being renovated by master craftsmen and their robot apprentices.  We are looking forward to having our first Live @ Lava show as soon as the lounge is back in action.

Happy Sweet '16!!!

Hi all & Happy New Years!!  Lava Vine took a hard-earned holiday siesta and we are back, fresh-faced looking forward to a very sweet '16.  The biggest news around here is Jon got two new flannel shirts for Christmas!  One red-based and the other more blueish. 


And in other recent news, we are happy to announce a very sweet new partnership with Von Strasser Winery.  Von Strasser has been in Napa Valley since 1990.  Their mission has always been to create the finest Diamond Mountain District wines.  Check out owner Rudy Von Strasser's story here .  

Lava Vine is still the same old Lava Vine.  Same awesome wine & vineyards.  Still haven't changed our banjo strings.  The new relationship with Von Strasser gives us a few new sources for Lava's ever-evolving wine list.  In the near future we will be seeing a Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, as well as a Malbec and a Grüner Veltliner from Diamond Mountain (Von Strasser was the first commercial producer of Grüner Veltliner grown here in California).   One  small huge difference is now our shipping costs have gone way down -- so definitely give us a buzz if you want to replace any bottles that may have been opened over the holidays.

Cheers to all and hope to see you soon!


The Lavas