Premiere Napa Valley

February 22, 2020

Flora Springs is excited to participate in Premiere Napa Valley 2020! This is the time of year when all eyes are on the Napa Valley wine industry. Not only is Premiere Napa Valley America’s original and most prestigious barrel tasting and auction, the event offers a first taste of the new vintage (2018) personally presented by Napa’s top winemakers.

More than 500 trade and media guests will attend the main event on February 22 and hundreds more will be in town for the week’s activities. Like other vintners who participate, Flora Springs has created a one-of-a-kind wine lot just for this auction. While this event is for members of the Trade only, you can take a look at our lot. Who knows? Maybe a restaurant or wine shop near you will be the winning bidder on our lot and make it available to you! You can also click here to find out where to buy Flora Springs’ Premiere Napa Valley wines from years past. No cellar is complete until it contains at least one bottle of Premiere Napa Valley wine.

Black Friday Weekend at The Room

November 28, 2019

Over the years, our Black Friday offers have become legendary. This year, don’t miss out.

Join us at The Room all weekend long and enjoy special pricing on select wines, and merchandise up to 40% off. Inventory is very limited – first-come, first-served!

Can’t make it to The Room?
Join our mailing list now, and you’ll be among to first to hear when we announce our online sale.

HOLIDAY HOURS AT THE ROOM:
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Eve: 10 am – 2 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 10 am – 2 pm
New Year’s Day: Closed

Wine Club on The Road – Scottsdale, AZ

October 12, 2019

We’re on the road again and bringing the party to Arizona Flora Springs Wine Club Members!

Please join the Flora Springs team in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Uncorked Wine Lounge for a wine tasting of recent shipment wines, including 2016 Holy Smoke Single Vineyard Cabernet, and of course Trilogy, paired with small bites. Proprietor John Komes, John Schulz, and Wine Club Manager Madeline Nossiter will be your hosts.

Complimentary for Wine Club Members (2 Members)
Additional guests and non-club members: $50 per person

Limited to 100 people. Reservations are required. Please RSVP by October 1 to Wine Club Manager Madeline Nossiter – madeline@florasprings.com or (800) 913-1118.

Food Pairings:

Lamb Meatballs Stuffed w/Goat Cheese with House made Red Sauce
Chicken Slider w/Brie Cream, Tart Cherries & Arugula Roast Beef Crostini w/Port Sautéed Onions & Crème Fraiche
Large Cheese Platter w/Cured Meats, Cheeses, Olives, Candied Nuts, Fruit & Toasted Baguette
Pesto & Oven Roasted Tomato w/ Parmesan Crostini and a Goat Cheese/Parmesan, Garlic & Roasted Red Pepper Crostini
Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheesecake Squares

We look forward to toasting to our Wine Club Members in Arizona!

Taste Jon Nathaniel Wines with The Fabulist Himself!

July 6, 2019

This event is sold out.

This is a rare opportunity to taste wines in an intimate setting with the legendary storyteller John Komes, founder and proprietor of Flora Springs. John’s recent project, Jon Nathaniel Wines, is a boutique-scale winery that allows him to get back into wine on a more personal level, much as he did when he started Flora Springs: “I always envisioned myself sitting on my porch, telling stories and pouring wines for friends, family and customers.”

With this tasting in the cave room at The Room, John – known for the devilish twinkle in his eye – does just that, personally sharing tales of his 40+ years of winemaking in Napa Valley along with the small-batch wines of Jon Nathaniel. This entertaining tasting includes six exclusive, critically-acclaimed Jon Nathaniel wines.

Offered by advance appointment only on select Saturdays: May 11, May 25, June 1, June 15, June 29 & July 6
$85 per person
Allow 90 minutes
Limited to 8 guests

The July 6 tasting is sold out.

Questions? Contact us at (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com.

Taste Jon Nathaniel Wines with The Fabulist Himself!

June 29, 2019

This is a rare opportunity to taste wines in an intimate setting with the legendary storyteller John Komes, founder and proprietor of Flora Springs. John’s recent project, Jon Nathaniel Wines, is a boutique-scale winery that allows him to get back into wine on a more personal level, much as he did when he started Flora Springs: “I always envisioned myself sitting on my porch, telling stories and pouring wines for friends, family and customers.”

With this tasting in the cave room at The Room, John – known for the devilish twinkle in his eye – does just that, personally sharing tales of his 40+ years of winemaking in Napa Valley along with the small-batch wines of Jon Nathaniel. This entertaining tasting includes six exclusive, critically-acclaimed Jon Nathaniel wines.

Offered by advance appointment only on select Saturdays: May 11, May 25, June 1, June 15, June 29 & July 6
$85 per person
Allow 90 minutes

Limited to 8 guests, reserve your spot now:

June 29 at 12 pm

Questions? Contact us at (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com.

Vineyard Update from Winemaker Paul Steinauer

June 20, 2019

In Napa Valley this time of year, you’re likely to see vineyard crews scattered amongst the vines. “What are they doing,” you ask? They are Shoot Thinning and Leaf Pulling.

Shoot thinning and leaf pulling are part of overall vineyard canopy management, as seen here in Sauvignon Blanc vines at our Soliloquy Vineyard. Learn how our Soliloquy Vineyard is entirely unique to Flora Springs and distinct from more common Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in Napa Valley.

Winery with vineyard views

Shoot thinning is a process in which any unnecessary shoots are removed—typically those in the lower regions of the vine. Removing select shoots allows the vines’ energy to be directed towards the primary shoots, which will ultimately bear fruit.

Leaf thinning is conducted for a variety of reasons, particularly in wet years like this one when the canopy tends to be vigorous. Too much vigor can lead to vegetative characteristics—which we don’t want! Removing the leaves curtails this issue. Leaf thinning also opens up the canopy, allowing increased air flow and quicker drying in the event of morning dew or rain, and to prevent mildew in humid conditions. This opening of the canopy also increases light penetration—which is needed for photosynthesis. Sunlight exposure improves grape quality, protects the berry, and also elevates the phenols and polyphenols that are responsible for the color, taste, and flavor of the wine.

Napa Valley Vineyards

While this work is being done, the crews are also positioning the shoots. The shoots may be 24”–36” at this point. If we are working in a vineyard that has a vertical trellis system, there will be a series of horizontal wires running from one end of the row to the other. As the vine grows, the shoots will be tucked into the wire trellis to allow for what is commonly referred to as VSP, or vertical shoot positioning. This allows further opening of the canopy. There are other types of trellises, but VSP is the primary system implemented in most Flora Springs vineyard blocks.

Napa Valley Vineyards

After the initial thinning pass, each block will be monitored in the weeks to come to determine when/if additional passes are to be made.

Taste Jon Nathaniel Wines with The Fabulist Himself!

June 15, 2019

This is a rare opportunity to taste wines in an intimate setting with the legendary storyteller John Komes, founder and proprietor of Flora Springs. John’s recent project, Jon Nathaniel Wines, is a boutique-scale winery that allows him to get back into wine on a more personal level, much as he did when he started Flora Springs: “I always envisioned myself sitting on my porch, telling stories and pouring wines for friends, family and customers.”

With this tasting in the cave room at The Room, John – known for the devilish twinkle in his eye – does just that, personally sharing tales of his 40+ years of winemaking in Napa Valley along with the small-batch wines of Jon Nathaniel. This entertaining tasting includes six exclusive, critically-acclaimed Jon Nathaniel wines.

Offered by advance appointment only on select Saturdays: May 11, May 25, June 1, June 15, June 29 & July 6
$85 per person
Allow 90 minutes

Limited to 8 guests, reserve your spot now:

June 15 at 12 pm

Questions? Contact us at (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com.

Presenting the 2018 Soliloquy: A Singular Wine

June 11, 2019

By General Manager Nat Komes

Soliloquy is named for Flora Springs’ proprietary Sauvignon Blanc clone, a singular clone entirely unique to us.

It nearly went extinct when the vines became diseased a couple decades ago, but through various heroic measures we were able to preserve the clone in our Crossroads Vineyard. Recently I decided to re-create Soliloquy, relying on my early memory of the wine to produce what I think could be the finest white wine we’ve ever made.

It was a long process, three years of countless blending trials, but today I’m proud to say that the 2018 Soliloquy has earned its place as Flora Springs’ flagship white wine, a fitting companion to our flagship red, Trilogy. I could not be more excited to introduce this singular white wine. Watch our newest video and learn more about its fascinating history.

Learn more about this wine.

Taste Jon Nathaniel Wines with The Fabulist Himself!

June 1, 2019

This event is sold out. Other dates are still available.

This is a rare opportunity to taste wines in an intimate setting with the legendary storyteller John Komes, founder and proprietor of Flora Springs. John’s recent project, Jon Nathaniel Wines, is a boutique-scale winery that allows him to get back into wine on a more personal level, much as he did when he started Flora Springs: “I always envisioned myself sitting on my porch, telling stories and pouring wines for friends, family and customers.”

With this tasting in the cave room at The Room, John – known for the devilish twinkle in his eye – does just that, personally sharing tales of his 40+ years of winemaking in Napa Valley along with the small-batch wines of Jon Nathaniel. This entertaining tasting includes six exclusive, critically-acclaimed Jon Nathaniel wines.

Offered by advance appointment only on select Saturdays: May 11, May 25, June 1, June 15, June 29 & July 6
$85 per person
Allow 90 minutes

Limited to 8 guests, reserve your spot now:

The June 1 tasting is sold out. Other dates are still available, see our Events page.

Questions? Contact us at (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com.

Wine Dinner at Le Colonial in San Francisco

May 31, 2019

Join Flora Springs Director of Winery Relations Richard Tiedemann for a five-course wine dinner at Le Colonial.

Located just minutes from Union Square in San Francisco’s downtown district, Le Colonial evokes the ambiance of French colonial Vietnam and has welcomed guests for over twenty years. Learn more.

Menu

First Course
Softshell Crab Rolls with avocado, red lettuce leaf, carrots, vermicelli & tamarind nouc cham
Paired with 2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course
Saigon Style Poke with salmon, mango, red jalapenos, rau ram, cucumbers, cilantro & jalapenos
Paired with 2017 Family Select Chardonnay

Third Course
Five Spiced Duck Breast with pineapple, bamboo shoot, shiitake mushroom & tamarind sauce
Paired with 2016 Napa Valley Merlot

Fourth Course
Bo Luc Lac with wok-seared filet mignon, sweet & savory soy sauce, pickled red onion, butter lettuce watercress, cherry tomatoes & crispy shoestring potatoes
Paired with 2015 Trilogy

Fifth Course
Passion Fruit Cheese Cake with guava caramel & candied macadamia
Paired with 2018 Napa Valley Rosé

Reception: 6:30pm
Dinner: 7:00pm
$150 Per Person (not including tax and gratuity)

Seats are limited and reservations are required. Please make your reservations directly with the restaurant at (415) 931-3600 or online.

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