Lava Vine Winery was founded in 2004 by Joe and Jill Cabral with the goal of specializing in lesser-known grape varietals and appellations. But in 2016 the estate was purchased by Rudy von Strasser, founder of Von Strasser Winery on Diamond Mountain. Starting in 2017 the two wineries have been fully merged with all operations based at the enlarged Lava Vine facility on the Silverado Trail in Calistoga. Lava Vine's offerings generally include Grenache, Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. The winery also frequently produces Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Gruner Veltliner.
This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.