Wine Country Casual Defined: What to Wear to the Trilogy Release Party

January 25, 2018

Anne Komes and her father-in-law, Flora Springs President & Proprietor John Komes

It’s no secret that the Flora Spring’s Annual Trilogy Release Party is considered one of the most anticipated Napa Valley wine festivals of the year. Happening each year on the first weekend of February, our guests can expect to partake in first-class entertainment, high-end food and excellent wines all while basking in the beautiful vistas from our family’s Napa Valley Estate. February weather, however, can be spotty at best, and that is why we have decided to share our wine country fashion recommendations to help you to prepare for the day’s fête.

While most people know what the typical attire expectations are for Cocktail, Black Tie and Business Casual dress codes, sometimes we hear more confusion around what we commonly ask for in Napa Valley: Wine Country Casual.

We recently met with the stylish Anne Komes for her thoughts on what Wine Country Casual means to her and her must-have pieces for the Trilogy party.

Living in Napa Valley, what is your personal definition of Wine Country Casual?
“To me, Wine Country Casual is anything appropriate for a vineyard tour or outdoor dining. It’s easy to dress up Wine Country Casual with a cute boot or accessories like a pretty scarf or hat.”

What is your favorite accessory to bring to the Trilogy party?
“For the Trilogy party, I like to wear comfortable shoes because of the dancing! I prefer boots but I know my husband Nat likes to dance so I wear comfortable shoes and jeans.”

What is one thing you never leave home without?
“My favorite accessory is my husband.”

What should you be prepared for at the Trilogy party?
“I am preparing for a Trilogy party full of fun, great conversation and meeting new friends.”

What is your perfect Trilogy outfit?
“I like to wear a hat because it is good, rain or shine! The party happens in February so comfortable but warm clothes because your body needs to move and you don’t want to be restricted with layers!” 

For the men out there, what advice would you give them with regards to Trilogy party attire?
“Men should feel comfortable to wear whatever makes them comfortable. To some, it may be a t-shirt and for others, it could be a suit. The only rules for a party should be proper behavior, otherwise, relax, it’s a party!” 

Check out the full Trilogy Release Party experience:

A Special Holiday Invitation for Our Wine Country Neighbors

December 1, 2017

We’ve decked the halls and invite our Wine Country Neighbors to join us at The Room to celebrate the season. Revel in our festive holiday atmosphere and enjoy extended benefits and offerings just for locals:

  • Complimentary Signature Tasting and 10% off on wine purchases at The Room – now available seven days a week for the month of December!
  • Valid for Wine Country residents plus one guest, with proof of residency
  • Please make a reservation for groups of six or more

Located directly on Highway 29 in St Helena, The Room is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm.

The Room’s modern design mimics the hillside caves and natural springs of our Estate winery, located just down the road in St. Helena. Here you’ll find our Vineyard Courtyard picnic area and Rooftop Lounge, both with stunning views of vineyards and western hillsides. Our Cave Rooms are available for private group tastings hosted by our friendly, informative hospitality staff.

Make sure you don’t miss our one-of-a-kind Etched Holiday Wines. Each year we create new holiday artwork to provide unique, limited-edition Napa Valley wines to use as gifts, share with friends or add to your collection. We also offer an array of gift collections, for every taste and every budget.

Learn more about visiting The Room.

Please note: The Room is closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day.

Great Tastes Pick Up Day at The Room

November 11, 2017

Exclusively for Great Tastes Wine Club Members

Say Cheese!

Ever since we can remember the go-to food for serving with wine has been cheese. At our November 11 Great Tastes Club Pick Up Party we’ll celebrate this glorious pair with nibbles provided by Melted Napa. As its name implies, Melted Napa specializes in delicious, gooey cheese concoctions – the ideal accompaniment to Flora Springs unctuous reds and whites. We’ll also be joined by master cheese carver Sarah Nep (you may remember her from the Trilogy Release Party), a sculptress whose medium is cheese!

We’re also excited to announce that the party will feature live music by Sean Garvey (of the Komes-Garvey family) and his band Obsidian Son. In addition to working with his father Pat Garvey to manage Flora Springs’ vineyards, Sean is a talented musician and songwriter with two albums under his belt. 

Finally, a portion of any purchases made at November’s Pick Up Party will be donated to the Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation, a non-profit organization that rescues at-risk dogs in California. We’ll also hold a raffle and silent auction, with all proceeds directed to the Foundation. Want to help out sooner? Visit smile.amazon.com and search “Waggin’ Trails,” to use your purchasing power for good.

As always, there is no charge for this event (for 2 members and up to 2 guests). Great Tastes members interested in attending please RSVP to (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com by November 6th. If you are able to come and enjoy the day with us but are not regularly a pick up member, please notify us no later than October 27th to ensure your pick up will be available.

Learn more about the benefits of Wine Club membership.

 

Napa Valley Fire Relief Benefit Music Festival at The Room

October 25, 2017

Flora Springs will hold a benefit music festival on Sunday, October 29th at The Room in St. Helena with all proceeds going to victims of the recent Napa Valley wildfires through the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. The fundraiser, held from 12pm to 5pm, will feature five San Francisco Bay Area bands and musicians including Serf & James, Fellow Vessel, Sean Garvey, Mr. Kind, and Miss Moonshine. Flora Springs wines by the glass and bottle will be poured and small bites will be served. The event will also feature an auction including wines and other items. Admission to the event is complimentary and no RSVP is needed.

“We wanted to jump in quickly and support the Napa Valley community as it recovers from these devastating fires,” said Flora Springs General Manager Nat Komes. Although the fires that raged through parts of Napa Valley hovered at the ridgeline to the west of Flora Springs’ winery and vineyards in Rutherford, the estate escaped unharmed thanks to the heroic efforts of firefighters and first responders.

“We were among the lucky ones, but we know many who were not as fortunate,” said Flora Springs Co-Founder and Proprietor John Komes. “The Festival will raise monies to help fire victims, but will also serve as a way for our community to come together in a show of strength and fellowship. Everyone is welcome.” The lineup of artists includes several who were themselves affected by the fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties.

Napa Valley Fire Relief Benefit Music Festival at The Room

The following is the festival schedule:

Miss Moonshine
12pm – 12:45pm
This Petaluma, CA band was personally affected by the fires in Sonoma Valley: one lost her house, one lost his job. On October 29th, they come together to bring the healing power of foot-stomping, folk-rock music to The Room.

Fellow Vessel
1pm – 1:45pm
A successful engineer quits his job to form a band with old friends, determined to follow his life’s true passion: that’s the story behind Fellow Vessel. With a catalog of original melodic rock songs, this band inspires anyone with a dream.

Mr. Kind
2pm – 2:45pm
Brian Bergeron and Jonathan Devoto are founding members of Mr. Kind, an electroacoustic band out of Oakland, CA. Over the course of 4 EPs and local shows, they have established their own brand of Americana. They are also founding members of Ivy Hill Entertainment, a music and event production agency responsible for booking music for the Napa Valley Film Festival, and most recently, a summer piano music series at Flora Springs. They will be collaborating with Tapper Dan as part of this performance.

Sean Garvey
3pm – 3:45pm
An accomplished musician, Sean Garvey is also Flora Komes’ grandson and the winery’s vineyard manager. He witnessed the fires that swept through Napa Valley, just a few miles from the Estate and winery that has been home to his family for three generations. Sean is grateful for his family and winery’s safety, and carries a renewed perspective on the fragile nature of our livelihood.

Serf and James
4pm to 5pm
Serf and James live and work in the Napa Valley. In fact, the duo works at Flora Springs. They have played at the Napa Valley Film Festival, BottleRock, and Flora Springs Club members’ weddings and parties.

Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Piano Series at The Room

October 7, 2017

Join us at The Room for our exclusive Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Summer Piano Series.

Enjoy three different vintages of Trilogy from proprietor John Komes’ private cellar and experience the legacy of this flagship wine.

On October 7th, we welcome musician Kevin Seal.

$35 per person.

The Room is open regular hours of 10 am – 5 pm, live music is from 1 pm – 5 pm.

Walk-ins welcome, or reserve your table in advance. Contact us at theroom@florasprings.com or (707) 967-8032.

See our other Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Piano Series events, every Saturday through October 28th.

Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Piano Series at The Room

September 30, 2017

Join us at The Room for our exclusive Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Summer Piano Series.

Enjoy three different vintages of Trilogy from proprietor John Komes’ private cellar and experience the legacy of this flagship wine.

On September 30th, we welcome musician Jimmy Kraft.

$35 per person.

The Room is open regular hours of 10 am – 5 pm, live music is from 1 pm – 5 pm.

Walk-ins welcome, or reserve your table in advance. Contact us at theroom@florasprings.com or (707) 967-8032.

See our other Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Piano Series events, every Saturday through October 28th.

Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Piano Series at The Room

September 23, 2017

Join us at The Room for our exclusive Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Summer Piano Series.

Enjoy three different vintages of Trilogy from proprietor John Komes’ private cellar and experience the legacy of this flagship wine.

On September 23rd, we welcome musician Kevin Seal.

$35 per person.

The Room is open regular hours of 10 am – 5 pm, live music is from 1 pm – 5 pm.

Walk-ins welcome, or reserve your table in advance. Contact us at theroom@florasprings.com or (707) 967-8032.

See our other Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Piano Series events, every Saturday through October 28th.

Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Piano Series at The Room

September 16, 2017

Join us at The Room for our exclusive Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Summer Piano Series.

Enjoy three different vintages of Trilogy from proprietor John Komes’ private cellar and experience the legacy of this flagship wine.

On September 16th, we welcome musician Kevin Seal.

$35 per person.

The Room is open regular hours of 10 am – 5 pm, live music is from 1 pm – 5 pm.

Walk-ins welcome, or reserve your table in advance. Contact us at theroom@florasprings.com or (707) 967-8032.

See our other Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Piano Series events, every Saturday through October 28th.

Whooo’s Ready for Halloween?

September 15, 2017

Whooo's Ready for Halloween?
Custom artwork by acclaimed artist Jeremy Fish is featured on our 2015 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc

 

It’s no secret that Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and this year we are celebrating with special new Halloween releases, including 2015 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc, 2015 Ghost Winery Malbec, 2013 Harvest Witch Cabernet Sauvignon, and more.

These seasonal wines are spooky and sure to sell out! Shop Halloween wines.

About the Artist
Currently the official Artist in Residence at Coit Tower in San Francisco, Jeremy Fish has a degree in painting and a focus in screenprinting. His education and work experience has lead to a career as a fine artist and commercial illustrator. Finding a balance between exhibiting his work both across the US, and internationally in galleries and museums, he also maintains a presence designing skateboards, t-shirts, vinyl toys, album covers, periodical illustrations, murals, sneakers – and now, wine labels. His artwork is mainly about storytelling and communication, told through a library of characters and symbols with an emphasis on finding a balance with the imagery somewhere between all things cute and creepy. Jeremy has been based in San Francisco for the last 20 years. Learn more.

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