#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!

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#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

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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
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2016 Wine Club Schedule

November 3, 2015

As always, we are so grateful for the continued support of our Wine Club members. We have a lot of exciting things planned for members in 2016, including new exclusive events, special offers, and more. We so pleased you are joining us for another great year!

Please remember that this schedule is subject to change, but we will always keep you updated.

Preferred Palates
Shipment Wine Shipping Date
February 2013 Trilogy & 2013 Legacy Cabernet 2/8/16
April 2013 Wild Boar Cabernet Sauvignon 4/11/16
June 2013 Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 6/13/16
August 2013 Out of Sight Cabernet Sauvignon 8/8/16
October 2013 Holy Smoke Cabernet Sauvignon 10/10/16
December 2013 St. Helena Rennie Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 12/6/16
Shipment Wine Shipping Date
Great Tastes
January 2013 Napa Valley Merlot & 2014 Family Select Chardonnay 1/11/16
March 2015 Pinot Grigio & 2013 Trilogy 3/7/16
May 2013 Petit Verdot & 2013 Poggio del Papa 5/9/16
July 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet & 2015 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 7/11/16
September 2014 Ghost Winery Malbec & 2014 All Hallows Eve 9/12/16
November 2013 Etched Holiday Wines 11/4/16

Please note: Red-only and white-only club selections will be different from above, as applicable.

Please contact the Wine Club department directly at (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com with any questions or if we can be of assistance.

Are you interested in our Wine Clubs? Learn more about the benefits of membership.

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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.

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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.

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Harvest 2015 Update #10

September 29, 2015

“This week we plan to wrap up harvest in Oakville and all the other AVAs we grow fruit in, too. We will be picking our last two Oakville cabernet sauvignon blocks on Thursday, Oct. 1. The grapes are tasty and sweet, but canopies are starting to tire after a couple of September heat spikes. We are not alone in our timing either. Natalie Jure Buckland of Opus One said that as of the end of last week they had brought in around 70 percent of their fruit.”

— Molly Hodgins, Flora Springs Viticulturist

Read the full article here.

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Harvest 2015 Update #9

September 25, 2015

“I was cluster sampling some chardonnay at our Lavender Hill vineyard this morning. Crazy year! We are 90% complete with harvest, with only 5 blocks remaining. We still have this one block of chardonnay – that’s a first. We will be picking it on Tuesday.”

— Winemaker Paul Steinauer

Paul Steinauer Flora Springs Harvest Update Chardonnay Sampling

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