Flora Springs has the distinction of being home to one of Napa Valley’s original “ghost wineries” – wineries built between 1860 and 1900 but abandoned in the early 20th century due to vine disease, the Great Depression, and Prohibition. Today, some ghost wineries still exist as ruins, but others, such as Flora Springs, have been renovated and restored to their former glory. Each year we bottle small amounts of estate-grown wines in honor of this illustrious history.
It’s that time of year again when we conjure up the ghost of spirits past with three new limited-production Halloween wines.
2014 Ghost Winery Malbec
A tribute to the winery’s illustrious history, this 100% Rutherford Malbec offers spine-tingling flavors of black cherry, currant and ripe plum and hints of mocha, tobacco and vanilla. Only 460 cases produced. Learn more about this wine.
Join the 7th Annual Global Celebration of Cabernet
#CabernetDay is a global celebration of the Cabernet grape, intended to give Cabernet lovers around the world a fun opportunity to express their passion for the grape. Cabernet lovers come together in person and online to discover and share everything about Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-based blends.
We are proud to say that after more than 37 years of winemaking and more than 30 years of crafting Trilogy – our flagship Cabernet-based red blend – Flora Springs is still breaking new ground. We credit the consistent organic and sustainable farming practices of our vineyard team as well as the focus and direction of our winemaker, Paul Steinauer.
Be part of Auction Napa Valley—the world’s most celebrated charity wine auction. Proceeds support community health and children’s education nonprofit organizations in Napa Valley.
Wine lovers around the globe can register, bid and win lots from Auction Napa Valley’s E-Auction. Nearly 200 incredible auction lots feature rare and one-of-a-kind bottles and collections of Napa Valley wine, private events and weekend stays.
Flora Springs Proprietor Nat Komes developed 2014 St. Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon—pictured above—exclusively for Auction Napa Valley 2016.
A blend of Flora Springs’ finest vineyard blocks – 50% Block J Vineyard (source of Hillside Reserve) and 50% St. Helena (source of Rennie Reserve), only one barrel of this wine was made.
#ChardonnayDay: Join the 7th Annual Global Celebration of the Chardonnay Grape
After thirty years of crafting world renowned wines, the Flora Springs name has become synonymous with perfectly balanced Napa Valley Chardonnay. The legacy began when our inaugural vintage in 1978 was awarded a gold medal at the Orange County Fair. A few years later our status of gold was bronzed when James Laube selected Flora Springs as one of his “First Growth” producers of Chardonnay in his book California’s Great Chardonnays.
A: It is an online celebration timed to coincide with our Trilogy Release Party. Each year, Trilogy Day will be the first Saturday of February so everyone can celebrate Trilogy, online and at the Trilogy Release Party at The Estate.
Q: How do I participate in #TrilogyWineDay?
A: It’s easy!
1) Open up a bottle of Trilogy, tune into your favorite social media site and follow #TrilogyWineDay. You’ll find:
Facts about Trilogy
Interesting tidbits about red wine blends
Notes from Winemaker Paul Steinauer
2) Share your own tasting notes, Trilogy & food pairings, memories from past release parties, and any other Trilogy thoughts by using hashtag #TrilogyWineDay.
3) Win fun prizes – everyone who posts with the hashtag is automatically entered to win. The more you post, the more chances you have to win!
A: The genesis of Trilogy dates back to 1984 when our family set out to make the best wine possible by selecting the highest quality wine lots culled from our estate vineyards. By blending traditional Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc – we created one of the original Meritage wines. Over the years we’ve added other Bordeaux varietals, always seeking to create the very finest wine from each individual vintage. Learn more about the 2013 Trilogy.
Q: I see the 2013 Trilogy Release Party is sold out. How do I make sure I get tickets for the 2014 Trilogy Release Party?
This February, we are launching the very first Trilogy Day to coincide with our Trilogy Release Party. Each year, Trilogy Day will be on the first Saturday of February so everyone can celebrate Trilogy, online and at the Trilogy Release Party at The Estate.
How to join the online conversation:
Follow #TrilogyWineDay on all social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and our blog – for facts about Trilogy, interesting tidbits about red wine blends, notes from Winemaker Paul Steinauer, recipes, prizes and more. Share your own tasting notes, Trilogy & food pairings, memories from past release parties, and any other Trilogy thoughts by using hashtag #TrilogyWineDay.
The new logo, labels and packaging are designed to more clearly convey key messages about our Napa Valley estate’s core values.
“While critical elements of the original design have been retained, the new package tells the Flora Springs story in a clearer, more compelling way,” says Nat Komes, third generation vintner and general manager of Flora Springs. “Through imagery and words we’re communicating what makes Flora Springs special — the values that have been important to our family since we established our winery estate in 1978.”
The new logo features an updated, classicized image of Flora emerging from a pool of natural springs, holding aloft a cluster of grapes and supported by the tagline ‘Napa Valley Family Estate.’
“Flora has always been our icon, created in honor of my mother who inspired the founding of the winery,” says John Komes, Flora Springs’ founder, president and proprietor. “The new image underscores Flora Springs’ role as a Napa Valley grape grower as well as winemaker, while the water at Flora’s feet symbolizes the natural springs which nourish the vineyards surrounding our estate.”
The new labels will be introduced with the 2014 vintage white wines and 2013 vintage red wines as they are released throughout 2015.
We’ve dedicated countless hours — and poured our hearts — into developing our new labels. View our latest video for a behind-the-scenes look at the intensive process.
On February 7th, we celebrated our 13th annual Trilogy Release Party. Thanks to you, it was our biggest and best yet!
On Facebook, one guest shared, “The BEST party in the Valley! Thank you Flora Springs for the great hospitality!!” While @phildl22 tweeted, “What a great day yesterday at Flora Springs’ Trilogy release! Fantastic friends at a beautiful venue.”
Watch our 2012 Trilogy Release Party Video to catch a glimpse of you and your friends…
“Our family and team work diligently to make sure everybody has as much fun as we do. Thanks to everyone who joined us. We hope to see you next year,” says General Manager Nat Komes.
Save the date for our 2013 Trilogy Release Party – February 6, 2016 – and stay tuned for details!