In The Press: Flora Springs Etched Holiday Wines

December 7, 2023

Looking for the perfect gift this Holiday season? Look no further! Gift the best of Wine Country with our meticulously etched, hand-painted Holiday Wines. “Each bottle is absolute perfection inside and out” say EverWonderWine.com who recently sampled our 2019 Holiday Blend Gnome Carolers. They said “This Flora Springs Red Blend is deep ruby in color with beautiful aromas of black fruit, tobacco leaf and cedar. On the palate, this full-bodied wine has rich dark fruit flavors, wonderfully soft tannin, balanced acidity and a smooth finish that just keep on going. It’s so good you only need to pair it with a nice wine glass!”

The new release Etched Trilogy is the latest addition to our Etched Bottles lineup. This seasonal edition of our beloved Trilogy is a must-have for the collector, etched and hand-painted in gold with our three-leaf symbol and an elegant snowflake embellishment. This handsome, understated bottling of our iconic flagship wine from the classic 2018 vintage was sourced entirely from the Komes Ranch in the Rutherford AVA.

In The Press: Etched Holiday Wines from Flora Springs Napa Valley

WrittenPalette.com highlighted how we honor the memory of Flora and keep her legacy alive with our etched bottles. “Let’s get into the festive Christmas spirit with red wine. Flora Springs, Napa Valley, celebrates the season with their holiday Cabernet Sauvignon. These special etched bottles are a keepsake. It is the perfect gift for the Cabernet lover, as I discovered a very Christmassy wine with rich fruit.”

Our 2019 Holiday Cabernet – Quail Greetings has been a popular design, with his characteristic head plume and cranberry-studded wreath, our festive quail is anticipating the holidays. Buy this design on it’s own, or as part of the Holiday Etched Wine 3-Bottle Gift Set.

In The Press: Etched Holiday Wines from Flora Springs Napa Valley

“Every year Flora Springs produces holiday wines, this year with a beautiful etched bottle (and a three pack of three different holiday etchings and blends) featuring turtle doves. A cabernet dominate blend, this offers soft, bright fruit of black cherry, blackberry, huckleberry, boysenberry, with back notes of green tea leaf, sandalwood, Asian pear, vanilla, campfire and light dusty mocha. 18 months of aging in French and American oak barrels rounds out the fruit. They don’t make much but it makes a unique gift.” from IntoWine.com

 See our Holiday Shipping Guide for details on delivery before Christmas. Looking for a last minute gift? Send an e-Gift Card.

In The Press: Etched Holiday Wines from Flora Springs Napa Valley

 

Share the Best of Wine Country

Our wine experts are standing by to assist with all your shopping needs – including unique gift ideas, custom gift cards, special delivery requirements, and large corporate or group orders. Simply make a note during checkout, or contact us at info@florasprings.com or (800) 913-1118. Shop now.

Holiday Order Deadlines

December 12, 2022

Timely delivery of your wine shipments and holiday gifts is important to us. Order deadlines are in effect. See our Holiday Shipping Guide for details.

Holiday Shipping & Order Deadlines

Share the Best of Wine Country

Our wine experts are standing by to assist with all your shopping needs – including unique gift ideas, custom gift cards, special delivery requirements, and large corporate or group orders. Simply make a note during checkout, or contact us at info@florasprings.com or (800) 913-1118. Shop now.

Holiday Shipping Guide: Get It On Time

December 9, 2021

Your gifts and wine shipments are important to us. You may have heard that shipping is expected to take longer this year. Order deadlines start today, December 9. See our Holiday Shipping Guide for details.

Holiday Wines

We Make It Easy for You to Share the Best of Wine Country This Holiday

Our wine experts are standing by to assist with all your shopping needs – including unique gift ideas, custom gift cards, special delivery requirements, and large corporate or group orders. Simply make a note during checkout, or contact us at info@florasprings.com or (800) 913-1118. See our 2021 Holiday Guide or shop now.

Winter Solstice: What Is It, And When Is It?

November 18, 2021

The Komes and Garvey’s have always been farmers first, and over 40 years the family has acquired 500 acres throughout Napa Valley, 300 of which are planted to vineyards. As farmers we are always aware of the relationship between the earth and our sun and the solstices that mark the seasonal transitions.

Napa Valley Vineyard in Winter

What is the Winter Solstice?

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, winter solstice is “the astronomical moment when the Sun reaches the Tropic of Capricorn, we have our shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere in terms of daylight.” The solstice marks the official start of winter.

When is the Winter Solstice?

The winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere occurs on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10:59 a.m. Eastern time.

What Does “Solstice” Mean?

The term “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol (Sun) and sistere (to stand still). During the solstice, the angle between the sun’s rays and the plane of the Earth’s equator appears to stand still.

Winter Solstice Traditions Around the World

The shortest day and longest night of the year inspire mystical celebrations, both old and new, in anticipation of the sun’s return. According to Wikipedia, “The solstice may have been a special moment of the annual cycle for some cultures even during Neolithic times. Astronomical events were often used to guide activities. Many cultural mythologies and traditions are derived from this.”

The start of winter and the winter solstice are celebrated in cultures and religions around the world with various traditions, holidays, and festivals. Today, the winter solstice is a reminder to honor our connection to the natural world. Learn more about holidays and traditions around the December solstice including but not limited to Christmas, Feast of Juul, Saturnalia in Ancient Rome, Gody in Poland, and Chaomos in northwestern Pakistan.

Solstice Holiday Wine

2018 Holiday Blend – Solstice Hare

Attired in a golden crown and necklace, our Solstice Hare celebrates winter solstice; we like to imagine him watching over our dormant vineyards as the winter solstice approaches on December 21st. Like our other holiday illustrations in 2021, the illustration is inspired by Flora Springs’ matriarch and muse, Flora Komes, whose love for all living things, both great and small, was legendary. Shop now, and see our Holiday Shipping Guide for helpful ordering details including order deadlines to receive your shipment in time for winter solstice.

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