Chardonnay Day

May 21, 2020

Join the 11th 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 Los Angeles 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 Flora Springs Family Select Chardonnay.
  • Join us online May 21. We’ll be talking about Chardonnay all day.
  • Follow us on your favorite social site: TwitterInstagramFacebook or Pinterest.
  • Enter to win: Tweet or Instagram with us on May 21 using hashtag #ChardonnayDay and @florasprings in your tweets/posts.
  • We will pick one lucky Flora Springs fan to 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.

Sauvignon Blanc Day

May 1, 2020

Join us as we raise a glass to International Sauvignon Blanc Day!

#SauvBlancDay is a global celebration on Friday, May 1, 2020 of the Sauvignon Blanc grape, intended to give SB lovers around the world a fun opportunity to express their passion for the grape. Sauvignon Blanc lovers come together in person and online to discover and share everything about this tasty grape.

How to participate:

  • Order a bottle of Flora Springs Sauvignon Blanc or Soliloquy
  • Join us online May 1. We’ll be talking about Sauvignon Blanc 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 1 using hashtag #SauvBlancDay and @florasprings in your tweets/posts.
  • We will pick one lucky Flora Springs fan to win a Flora Springs prize pack.*

Today is also a great opportunity to learn more about our Soliloquy clone and our journey to save it. Watch our award-winning Soliloquy video. Or, read about our plea for the #whitewineemoji.

 

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

Now Available! Curbside Pickup at the Tasting Room

April 29, 2020

Tasting Room in St Helena

We are pleased to offer safe, convenient curbside pickup at the Flora Springs tasting room.

How to arrange your pickup:

  • Place your order – info@florasprings.com or call (800) 913-1118. Or, shop online and include a note that the order is for pickup.
  • Schedule a time via our online reservation system. Please be sure to provide your order number in the notes when making your reservation. Allow 24 hours from the time of placing your order.
  • Arrive at your scheduled time, and park in front of the tasting room and call the phone number posted out front. One of our staff members will bring your wine out to your car.
  • Wine Club Members, please contact Madeline Nossiter at 707-967-6724 or madeline@florasprings.com to coordinate shipments or pickup of your wines.

Our staff is onsite 10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Saturday and able to safely and conveniently fulfill your wine order. Please allow at least 24 hours for us to get your order ready for you. Thank you for supporting our small family-owned winery.

During this unusual time our entire Flora Springs family wants you to know that your well-being is our top priority. We are not able to offer wine tastings or other wine experiences right now, but are looking forward to when we can. We can’t wait to see you!

Flora Springs Tasting Room
677 S. Saint Helena Highway
Saint Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-8032

Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival

March 7, 2020

Flora Springs is proud to be a presenting vintner at the 18th annual Boca Bacchanal, Boca Raton’s premier wine festival and auction.

Join us at the Grand Tasting & VIP Event, hosted at the Boca Raton Resort’s Great Hall on Saturday, March 7. The event will feature top restaurants in Boca Raton and South Florida as well as over 140 wines from around the world. Guests will be treated to live music and various interactive stations throughout the space. There will be a Silent Auction and Live Auction at the event, with proceeds benefiting The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum.

This popular and well-established event draws over 2,000 guests from throughout South Florida who enjoy a deluxe food and wine experience. Boca Bacchanal brings together world class chefs and vintners, offering their finest specialties, while providing residents and visitors with a delightful opportunity to support an outstanding cause. Since its inception in 2003, the Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival has attracted scores of top chefs and hundreds of prized vintners from the United States and beyond.

Learn more and purchase your Grand Tasting tickets.

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.

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