Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is China’s most important traditional festival. Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year’s Day. The Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February. In 2021, Chinese New Year begins February 12th.
Year of the Ox
2021 is the Year of the Ox, the second of the twelve Zodiac animals. The ox symbolizes quiet strength, and a person born during the Year of the Ox is said to be self-confident, balanced and resilient.
Flora Springs celebrates this Zodiac sign with an etched and hand painted magnum featuring the playful resilience of this joyful beast of burden and the beauty symbolized by bamboo. Twice the size of a standard wine bottle at 1.5 liters, magnums are ideal for entertaining, for extended aging – and also make stunning gifts. Only 66 bottles were produced, with a limit of six bottles per person.
We shipped a record amount of wine to Wine Club Members and customers; thank you for your support!
We completed our 42nd harvest.
We supported Napa Valley wildfire relief efforts with a Halloween Dinner & Wine event and other initiatives, and thanks to you, donated over $5,500 to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Fire Disaster Relief Fund.
Maximilian Riedel, 11th generation glassmaker at the world-renowned Riedel Wine Glass Company, shared his experience of opening and tasting our 1991 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with his 88,000 Instagram followers: “..what a joy. The wine has been in my cellar for a very long time…look at that color, fun. Cheers!”
As another year comes to a close, we want to take a moment and thank you for letting us be a part of your lives. We are fortunate and grateful that you choose Flora Springs to accompany your meals, toasts, celebrations and special occasions. Here’s to a healthy, happy 2021!
Thank you to Maximilian Riedel, 11th generation glassmaker at the world-renowned Riedel Wine Glass Company, for sharing his experience of opening and tasting our 1991 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with his 88,000 Instagram followers:
“..what a joy. The wine has been in my cellar for a very long time…look at that color, fun. Cheers!”
December 1, 2020 is #GivingTuesday, a day that inspires millions of people all over the world to give generously to the non-profit organizations they care about. In the spirit of the day, Flora Springs is proud to announce that thanks to our big-hearted customers, today we donated over $5,500 to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Fire Disaster Relief Fund.
The idea came to General Manager Nat Komes after two devastating fires upended lives here in Napa Valley, impacting many locals and their families. He launched several initiatives, including 2-Pack offerings of our Halloween and Thanksgiving wines and a Napa Valley Fire Relief Halloween Pasta Dinner with Flora Springs wines. Thirty-five percent of all proceeds from these projects will be donated. We can’t thank our customers enough for helping us to help others.
Napa Valley Community Foundation
Here’s a little more from the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s website about how they are assisting those affected by the fires this year in Napa County:
“The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the LNU Lightening Complex Fires and the Glass Fire. So far, the Foundation has granted nearly $2 million to supply gift cards for immediate needs and temporary shelter to those displaced by the fires, to provide essential emergency services, like counseling, mental and physical healthcare, food access and insurance navigation, and to seed the cash aid program.”
The Komes and Garvey Family are thankful for your continued support of our small, family owned and operated winery. We couldn’t do what we do without you.
Renowned for its Southwestern décor and luxurious amenities, the Inn at Eagle Mountain is offering Flora Springs Wine Club Members 50% off the best available rate, through June 30, 2021.
The Inn at Eagle Mountain Resort is nestled in the foothills above the eighteenth green of the Golf Club at Eagle Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. Guests enjoy panoramic views of Phoenix and Scottsdale, Red Mountain, and the Sonora Desert canyon. The resort offers a secluded ambience and an exclusive retreat location, yet is just minutes from Scottsdale’s galleries, shopping, dining and golf. Flora Springs President & Proprietor John Komes invites you to enjoy this boutique luxury hotel where the good life of Napa Valley’s wine country combines with the ambiance and beauty of the American Southwest.
Learn more about the Inn at Eagle Mountain. To make reservations, please call (844) 318-5183 and mention you are a Flora Springs Wine Club Member.
Our etched and hand-painted Holiday Bottles are one of Flora Springs’ most treasured traditions, a way for us to give you exclusive access to rare wines in festive, one-of-a-kind bottlings.
This year Nat Komes found inspiration from a vintage greeting card he uncovered in his Grandmother Flora’s attic, an illustration of a cardinal perched on a holiday wreath. Christened the “Christmas bird” for its spectacular red color, the cardinal is a symbol of the beauty and warmth of the holiday season. This brilliant bird found its way onto each of our holiday designs, our Holiday 2020 Gift Guide, and even throughout our holiday photo shoot.
Halloween is always a cause for celebration at Flora Springs, and all year long we look forward to releasing our Halloween Wines. Over the last decade, these seasonal bottlings have become some of our most anticipated and highly sought after annual releases.
Note: The article excerpted below was originally published in the Napa Valley Register and can be found here.
‘I’ll tell you a story,” John Komes said. He was standing in front of a colorful painting that depicts Flora Springs Winery, which he and his family launched in 1978 in a pre-Prohibition ghost winery in St. Helena.
“We decided we wanted a painting,” he said, recounting how the family invited Cynthia Fitting, an artist living in Sacramento, to come to Flora Springs to talk about a project.
“When she was leaving, her car wouldn’t start.” Fitting flagged down an employee, just leaving the winery, to ask for a jump. Too busy, the man replied, and he hurried off to a sales meeting.
Fitting got the commission and produced the vivid, charming painting, which portrays the winery and its people…”Read more.