October 10, 2021
Halloween is always a cause for celebration at Flora Springs. After all, with one of the few remaining Napa Valley Ghost Wineries in Napa Valley, we are constantly reminded that there are phantoms and spirits who walked here before us. For the last decade we’ve paid tribute to our ghostly history by producing special Halloween wine bottles, which have become some of our most anticipated and highly sought after annual releases.
Whether you’re fully ready to get your spooky on with all of your friends or just looking to amp up a chill hang, we worked some magic to round up a few tips to conjure up a spooktacular Halloween.
At-Home Halloween Party Inspiration
1) Cast Your Spell With These Bewitching Halloween Wines
Treat yourself and your guests with our one-of-a-kind Halloween-themed labels. Order early, as these limited-edition wines sell out quickly—plus, shipping may take longer this year. See this year’s spooky selections.
“With Halloween fast approaching, treat yourself to special bottles from Flora Springs. This iconic Napa Valley winery celebrates every Halloween with flair. This collectable bottle changes annually, but for each Halloween-themed label the winery’s General Manager, Nat Komes, collaborates with a variety of artists. Marc Sasso, an artist from New York known for comics, skateboards, and album covers, designed this “witches at a party” label. The sumptuously sleek wine inside is made with Cabernet Franc (the Good Witch of red grape varieties). It showcases dark berry fruit, mineral notes, and a supple texture for a serious wine with a whimsical touch.” Read more. —Leslie Sbrocco, San Francisco Bay Times
2) Impress With Jack-o-Lantern Baked Brie by The Okayest Moms
Easy to make, fun, and delicious—the perfect appetizer! Find the recipe here.
3) Serve Up Pumpkin Cacio e Pepe by My Diary of Us
A seasonally-inspired twist on a favorite pasta dish that’s cozy and hearty, find the recipe here.
4) Decorate Sustainably and On a Budget
Look around your house and repurpose your succulents, houseplants or other decor to create a festive setting.
5) Experiment With a Different Color Palette
Look to unique sources—like our 2019 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc label—and go beyond orange and black.
6) Make Your Photos Insta-Worthy
Wow your followers with an epic photo of your Halloween celebration featuring a surprise smoke bomb, just like @wishesandwine.
Or, dress all in black and find a gorgeous background like @napavalleytip.
What ideas do you have in your bag of tricks? Share your Halloween photos with us on Instagram—tag @florasprings and use #florasprings. We’ll share the best of the bunch and one lucky Flora Springs fan will 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.
October 31, 2020
Flora Springs has partnered with Riva Cucina for a Glass Fire relief Halloween event. Get your Trick or Treat on at Flora Springs’ Halloween Dinner Curbside Pickup event at our tasting room in St. Helena. No one does Halloween like Flora Springs, and with the holiday on a Saturday this year, we want to make sure you celebrate safely and in style!
Plus, 35% of proceeds will be going to victims of The Glass Fire through the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.
We’re offering an Italian fall feast catered by Chef Massimiliano Boldrini. Boldrini is a native of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, Yountville resident, Napa Valley caterer, and owner of highly-acclaimed Riva Cucina in Berkeley. Boldrini’s hometown, Ferrara, is known for its Cappellacci Ferraresi, a recipe dating back to 1584 that was created for the Este family, who ruled the city for centuries. These hat-shaped pasta pouches are filled with butternut squash, or Zucca Violina, a variety that owes its name to the elongated shape similar to the musical instrument. Chef Massi has reinvented this recipe in a lasagna format for an easy at-home Halloween preparation. Our suggested wine pairings for the evening are the acclaimed 2019 Soliloquy and 2018 Ghost Winery Malbec.
Wine Club Manager Madeline Nossiter, Private Client Ambassador James Porter and others will be on-site to wish you a Happy Halloween. Whether you’re staying in for Halloween this year or need a convenient meal for your trick or treaters, this is a devilishly delicious option.
(food portions serve 2-3 people)
LASAGNE ALLA ZUCCA E SALSICCIA
Layered housemade fresh pasta sheets with roasted butternut squash, traditional mild Italian sausage, soffritto and herbs, sage-infused bechamel, Parmigiano
LASAGNE ALLA ZUCCA (vegetarian option- please note at checkout if you prefer a vegetarian option)
Layered housemade fresh pasta sheets with roasted butternut squash, soffritto and herbs, sage-infused bechamel, Parmigiano
BUDINO DI PANE
Bread pudding baked with apple, raisin, cinnamon and milk, caramel sauce
Only 100 dinners are available. Pre-purchase is required, and the order deadline is October 27.
Customers will be contacted to arrange a pick up time frame from 11 am – 5 pm. Serving instructions will be included.
1 bottle of 2019 Soliloquy – named for our proprietary Sauvignon Blanc clone, an outstanding and singular clone which is entirely unique to Flora Springs
1 bottle of 2018 Ghost Winery Malbec – our Halloween wine is a tribute to our Ghost Winery
Pre-order Halloween Dinner
Halloween Dinner for Two + Two Wines: $200 (35% donated to Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund)
Additional Dinner (serves 2-3 more people, wine not included): $60
Due to the donation nature of this event, no wine club or other discounts will be honored.
At the time of check out in the notes field please request your pick-up time (11 am – 5 pm), and also please request vegetarian option.
For more information or to pre-order, contact email@example.com or (800) 913-1118. Dinners can also be purchased online.
Please note Flora Springs will follow all safety and social distancing protocols. Guests will not be permitted to taste wines or dine on site. You are encouraged to stay in your car as your dinner and wines are delivered to you. Additional Flora Springs wines may be added or exchanged. There are no gluten-free, dairy-free or other special food requests are available. Flora Springs wine tasting is currently by appointment only and are very limited.