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.

Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Piano Series at The Room

September 9, 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 9th, 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.

Winemaker Update 2017 #4

September 8, 2017

Merlot in Our Estate Vineyards

We have officially picked all of our Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc for the year. We started the Pinot Grigio on August 15th, and finished the Sauvignon Blanc on August 31st.

We then started harvesting the Lavender Hill Chardonnay in Carneros on September 6th. The very next day, we received Merlot from the Estate. This is the earliest date on record for reds.

Harvest 2017
Vineyard Crew at The Estate

The last week was pretty crazy…Phoenix-like temperatures in the 115 degree range! On top of that, the valley was blanketed with smoke from a fire burning in Butte County. Fortunately, both have subsided and we are back to average harvest temperatures once again…at least for the time being.

We will be bringing in additional Merlot, as well as Petit Verdot from Oakville, on Monday and Tuesday. Then we will finish up with the last of the white grapes on Wednesday.

The harvest has been pretty fast and furious thus far – keeping things exciting. We were very proactive with our irrigation regimen before and during the heatwave, so the fruit is still in excellent condition. We are extremely pleased with the quality thus far, and expect to make some fantastic wines!

Trilogy Rooftop Lounge Piano Series at The Room

September 2, 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 2nd, we welcome musician Bennet Roth-Newell.

$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.

Flora Springs Featured in the Weekly Calistogan: Napa Valley Harvest Reports for 2017

September 1, 2017

Winemaker Paul Steinauer, who has worked at Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards for the past 26 years, used a saber to bless the winery’s Oakville sauvignon blanc grapes that came in Monday morning.

Note: The following was excerpted from an article written by David Stoneberg and published in The Weekly Calistogan. The full article can be found here.

The winter, with its abundant rain and the ensuing growing season that was perfect for ripening wine grapes has many growers optimistic about the 2017 harvest. For some, workers are already harvesting their sauvignon blanc and chardonnay grapes; others, though, are waiting for the first grapes to cross the crushpad…

Oakville – Linda Neal, grower, Tierra Roja Vineyard, “Yount Mill kicked off the Oakville season on Aug. 9, harvesting for sparkling wines, with other white varietals quickly following, reports Kendall Hoxsey-Onysko. Turnbull follows with sauvignon blanc at the winery on Aug. 23. Winemaker Peter Heitz writes, “The flavors are fantastic!” Flora Springs may have started two days later, but did so with a saber flourish as winemaker Paul Steinauer christens the first load…”

Read the full article.

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