Winemaking

Dedication to Quality


"Our family’s goal is to over-deliver on every aspect of our business, particularly when it comes to the quality and consistency of our wines. As farmers and winemakers, our dedication to quality begins in the vineyards and continues through every aspect of winemaking.”

- General Manager Nat Komes


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With estate vineyards located throughout Napa Valley and in some of its most famous sub-appellations – St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, and Carneros – our family has incredible resources when it comes to crafting the wines in our portfolio. With so much to choose from, we are highly selective in the wines we see to bottle, always adhering to our guiding principle of putting quality above quantity.

Several of our wines, such as our Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from Rutherford, St. Helena and Oakville, are derived purely from nature, bottlings meant to express a singular site in a single vintage. Others, such as our flagship red blend, Trilogy, and our Flora’s Legacy wines, are what we call architectural wines, assembled from different components with the goal of creating the finest wines of the vintage. Still others, such as our Napa Valley and Family Estate wines, offer accessibility and outstanding value.

Along with our experienced winemaking team, including Winemaker Enrico Bertoz, Flora Springs wines are made with the invaluable input of Proprietor John Komes, whose experienced palate has been honed over decades of tasting wines and listening to customers. John and the Komes-Garvey family’s unwavering focus and commitment to quality have always been backed by significant investments in vineyard technology, winemaking equipment and oak barrels, and in recent years, our pledge to “over-deliver” on wine quality has been taken up by third generation family members Nat Komes and Sean Garvey. Working as a family and team, we strive to create Napa Valley wines that are delicious yet balanced, powerful yet restrained, cellar-worthy yet ready to enjoy.


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Enrico Bertoz

Winemaker

With roots in the Friuli wine region of northern Italy, it’s no surprise that Enrico Bertoz decided to pursue a career in winemaking. But it wasn’t until his early 20’s that he set his sights on California. The U.S. had been on Enrico’s radar early on, as he had an aunt who lived in New York. So at the age of 24 he made the leap, packing his bags and moving to southern California to work as an intern at a Santa Barbara winery. Following his mentor’s advice to explore more of the Californian viticultural bounty, he moved to Napa in 2005.

After working at a couple different Napa wineries Enrico learned of the assistant winemaker position at Flora Springs. Making the move was a no brainer. “I saw that Flora Springs had their own vineyards strategically placed in some of the best appellations of Napa Valley,” he says. “I come from an Old World perspective, where the grower and the winemaker are one entity, there’s no dichotomy. That’s what attracted me to Flora Springs.” He joined the winery in 2008.

Today, Enrico works side-by-side with General Manager Nat Komes to craft wines from Flora Springs’ estate vineyards. Although Friuli is not known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Enrico has come to love the varietal. “It’s a chameleon,” he says. “It’s fascinating to see how it expresses itself in different appellations and vineyards.”

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