Join us! #ChardonnayDay is May 26

April 25, 2016

Flora Springs Chardonnay 3-Pack #ChardonnayDay

#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.

How to participate:

  • Order our #ChardonnayDay 3-Pack
  • Join us online May 26th. We’ll be talking about Chardonnay all day, then the conversation really picks up at 5:30 pm Pacific time.
  • Follow us on your favorite social site: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.
  • Enter to win: Tweet or Instagram with us on May 26th using hashtag #ChardonnayDay and @florasprings in your tweets/posts.
  • We will pick one lucky Flora Springs fan using #ChardonnayDay and tagging us in their tweet or Instagram post! You could win a Flora Springs prize pack.*

*Must be 21+ to enter. Void where prohibited. Wine will not be included in prize pack. Chance of winning depends on number of entries.

 

 

 

The 2013 Trilogy Release Party was a Success!

February 19, 2016

On February 6th, we celebrated our 14th Annual Trilogy Release Party.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the party – our biggest and best yet – a spectacular success!

Experience the fun – watch the 2013 Trilogy Release Party Video. And if you attended the party, be sure to visit the Photo Gallery where you can download the pictures of you and your friends.

Save the date — February 4, 2017 — for our 2014 Trilogy Release Party and stay tuned for more details.

#TrilogyWineDay is Tomorrow, February 6!

February 5, 2016

Flora Springs Trilogy Wine Day

Q: What is #TrilogyWineDay?

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
  • Recipes
  • Prizes
  • And more!

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!

Q: What social media sites should I check out?

A: Your favorite! We’ll be on:

Q: Why is Trilogy so special?

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?

A: Mark your calendar now – the 2014 Trilogy Release Party is Saturday, February 4, 2017. Early bird tickets go on sale in late summer/early fall. Watch our Events page, and join our mailing list for details.

Q: I’m not into social media. How can I participate?

A: You don’t have to be on social media – just open up a bottle of Trilogy and enjoy!

We look forward to seeing your #TrilogyWineDay posts tomorrow!

#TrilogyWineDay: First Annual Trilogy Day

January 14, 2016

Celebrate Trilogy with its very own day online!

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.

Flora Springs Trilogy Wine Day

Spreading Holiday Cheer – A Family Affair

December 3, 2015

Every December, Wine Club Director Kenny Werle faithfully selects a charming and unique holiday ornament exclusively for our Wine Club members.

This year, the ornaments are particularly personal – as each and every one was handmade by members of Winemaker Paul Steinauer’s family.

Below is a note from Matt Steinauer, Paul’s younger brother, who currently lives in Austin, Texas.

Cork Magic

It began as a fun family project to keep the kids busy during the holidays. Each individual ornament is handmade with corks, twine, ribbon, hot glue – and Texas love.

Each family member has their own role in the production process. I cut the corks into the specific pieces. Grant, age 8, helps count all the pieces and cuts twine lengths. Sophia, age 11, helps with the production logistics, quality control, and keeps the craft table in order. My wife Vanessa and Sophia glue all the pieces together to bring them to life.

Flora Springs Holiday 2015 Grant and Sophia making cork ornaments
Busy Little Elves – Sophia and Grant – in our Holiday Workshop

Naturally, Vanessa and I are long-time fans of Flora Springs. While Sophia and Grant are still a little too young to appreciate the fabulous wines their uncle makes, they always enjoy their visits to see Uncle Pauli and the winery.

Holiday 2015 Paul, Grant, Sophia
Uncle Pauli with Sophia and Grant in the Wine Caves at the Flora Springs Estate

We love to spread the word of Flora Springs, and are excited to participate in this year’s Wine Club holiday ornament.

As you hang your special ornament on your tree, menorah, festivus pole, or whatever you choose, know that it was made with love by the extended Flora Springs family.

Flora Springs Holiday 2015 Wine Club Ornament
Holiday 2015 Wine Club Ornament

Wine of the Week: Halloween Wines

October 27, 2015

Flora Springs 2015 Halloween Wines

Note: The following article, written by St. Helena Star tasting panel writer Catherine Bugue, can also be found here.

It was a dark, dark night, there was a knife…and they were thirsty. So they cut the foil off the top of one of these special Halloween wine bottles, pulled the cork and had a deliciously fun Hallow’s Eve.

These Flora Spring wines are the perfect tale for Halloween night. The winery’s ghoulish fetish has historic roots: Flora Springs is one of the original Napa Valley ghost wineries, built in the mid to late 1900s and later abandoned for decades.

These limited production wines sell out fast, but you can keep them in mind for the next dark, dark night

Ghost Winery 2013 Malbec ($55) – a deep, dark, full-bodied wine.

All Hallow’s Eve 2013 Cabernet Franc ($50) – a mix of dark cherry and red plum fruits with warm baking spices.

You’ll want to see the label of the latter wine, in particular: florasprings.com/store.

Don’t be afraid to open these

October 15, 2015

Flora Springs 2015 Halloween Wine Ghost Winery Examiner Article

Note: The following article, written by examiner.com Northern California wine writer Julia Hollister, can also be found here.

Just in time for menacing tales and spirits, Flora Springs brings forth two wines to coincide with Halloween.

The Napa Valley winery has the distinction of being home to one of the regions original “ghost wineries.” These were built between 1860 and 1900 but abandoned in the early 20th century due to three “curses”: the vine disease phylloxera, the Great Depression and Prohibition.

Some remain shuttered but Flora Springs was restored and produces wickedly delicious selections.

Its 2013 small production Ghost Winery malbec [more information here] ($55) exudes chocolate, ripe plum and blueberry notes followed by thrilling spice, cedar and white pepper flavors. This is a muscular wine not meant for the faint of heart; but for those who dare to sip in the dark. Serve this with sauced ribs or roasted bat wings.

Behind the label – the haunting figure of the specter of doom holding an “Omega” (the end) flask – is the limited production “All Hallow’s Eve” 2013 cabernet franc [more information here] ($50). But, don’t be afraid. Aromas of clove and sage gently tempt the senses as haunting flavors of cinnamon, dark cherry and strawberries seduce the palate. Pour this spirited selection with boned chicken with red reduction or eye of newt.

So, light the candles and let mysterious forces bring ghostly magic into your glass.

Read the full article here.

2012 Trilogy Release Party: A Spectacular Success!

February 20, 2015

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!

Enrico Bertoz Pours at 2012 Trilogy Release Party
Assistant Winemaker Enrico Bertoz Pours 2012 Trilogy for Guests
Flora Springs Trilogy 2012 Release Party Cal Marching Band
The Cal Marching Band Brings the Crowd to its Feet
Paul Steinauer and Travis 2012 13th annual Trilogy release party
Winemaker Paul Steinauer and Hospitality Coordinator Travis Share a Laugh
2012 Trilogy 13th Annual Release Party Glass
What did you think of the 2012 Trilogy? Tell us in the Comments.
Record Attendance of 13th Annual Trilogy Release Party
Record Attendance at Our 13th Annual Trilogy Release Party – We Hope to See YOU Next Year!
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