our story



In 2000, the Cabral family purchased a property in Franz Valley with an old 4 acre vineyard - here is where our wine story begins. Joe began recovering the steep (45 degrees) vineyard that had originally been planted in Portuguese varietals, joined the home winemakers club and produced his first port.

The Lava Vine brand was born in 2004 when Joe teamed up with a winemaker friend. They grafted the vineyard to Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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