Presenting the 2017 Year of The Ox Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum

January 11, 2021

Year of the Ox | Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is China’s most important traditional festival. Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year’s Day. The Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February. In 2021, Chinese New Year begins February 12th.

Year of the Ox

2021 is the Year of the Ox, the second of the twelve Zodiac animals. The ox symbolizes quiet strength, and a person born during the Year of the Ox is said to be self-confident, balanced and resilient.

Flora Springs celebrates this Zodiac sign with an etched and hand painted magnum featuring the playful resilience of this joyful beast of burden and the beauty symbolized by bamboo. Twice the size of a standard wine bottle at 1.5 liters, magnums are ideal for entertaining, for extended aging – and also make stunning gifts. Only 66 bottles were produced, with a limit of six bottles per person.

Learn more about this very limited wine.

Reasons to be Grateful in 2020

December 23, 2020

Despite its many challenges, 2020 also offered new ways of interacting with you, a few “firsts,” and many reasons to be grateful. Here are just a few:

Our family presented leis to the first 100 guests at our 2017 Trilogy Party.
Trilogy Release Party

We found new ways to connect with you through virtual tastings and curbside pickups.St Helena Tasting Room

We were named “Best Hidden Gem Winery” in Napa Valley Life Magazine.Outdoor Wine Tasting in St Helena

We released the 2017 Howell Mountain Dust & Glory Cabernet Sauvignon—our first new Single Vineyard Cabernet in over two decades, with a 94 point score from James Suckling.Single Vineyard Cabernet

We celebrated John Komes’ 80th birthday.John Komes

We released our first wine in cans, the 2019 Honest Bucker Pinot Grigio from sister brand Bodacious Wines.Wine in Cans

We shipped a record amount of wine to Wine Club Members and customers; thank you for your support!

@livegoodwithmax

 

 

We completed our 42nd harvest.Napa Valley Harvest

We supported Napa Valley wildfire relief efforts with a Halloween Dinner & Wine event and other initiatives, and thanks to you, donated over $5,500 to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Fire Disaster Relief Fund.

@DowntownDani

 

 

 

Maximilian Riedel, 11th generation glassmaker at the world-renowned Riedel Wine Glass Company, shared his experience of opening and tasting our 1991 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with his 88,000 Instagram followers: “..what a joy. The wine has been in my cellar for a very long time…look at that color, fun. Cheers!”

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As another year comes to a close, we want to take a moment and thank you for letting us be a part of your lives. We are fortunate and grateful that you choose Flora Springs to accompany your meals, toasts, celebrations and special occasions. Here’s to a healthy, happy 2021!

2021 Wine Club Shipment Schedule

December 21, 2020

Greetings Great Tastes and Preferred Palates Wine Club Members!

We have a lot of exciting things planned for you in 2021, including new wines, new benefits, and more. We are so pleased you will be joining us for another great year.

Please remember that this schedule is subject to change, but we will always keep you updated.

Great Tastes
Shipment Wine Billing Date
January 2018 Sangiovese & 2018 Poggio Del Papa 1/4/2021
March 2020 Pinot Grigio & 2018 Trilogy 3/1/2021
May 2018 Petit Verdot & 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet 5/3/2021
July 2020 Soliloquy & 2017 Three Keys Cabernet Sauvignon 7/5/2021
September 2019 Ghost Winery Malbec & 2019 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc 9/6/2021
November 2018 Holiday Etched Wines – 2 different designs 11/1/2021
Great Tastes Red Wines Only
Shipment Wine Billing Date
January 2017 Napa Valley Merlot & 2017 Poggio Del Papa 1/6/2021
March 2018 Trilogy – 2 bottles 3/2/2021
May 2018 Petit Verdo t& 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet 5/4/2021
July 2017 Three Keys Cabernet – 2 bottles 7/6/2021
September 2019 Ghost Winery Malbec & 2019 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc 9/7/2021
November 2018 Holiday Etched Wines – 2 different designs 11/2/2021
Great Tastes White Wines Only
Shipment Wine Billing Date
January 2019 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 2 bottles 1/6/2021
March 2020 Pinot Grigio – 2 bottles 3/2/2021
May 2020 Rosé – 2 bottles 5/4/2021
July 2020 Soliloquy – 2 bottles 7/6/2021
September 2020 Family Select Chardonnay – 2 bottles 9/7/2021
November 2020 Flora’s Legacy Chardonnay – 2 bottles 11/2/2021

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Preferred Palates
Shipment Wine Billing Date
February 2018 Trilogy & 2018 Flora’s Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon 2/1/2021
April 2018 Wild Boar Cabernet Sauvignon 4/5/2021
June 2018 Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 6/7/2021
August 2018 Out of Sight Cabernet Sauvignon 8/2/2021
October 2018 Holy Smoke Cabernet Sauvignon 10/4/2021
December 2018 Celebrating our 40th Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon 12/6/2021

 

Please note: Prices reflect the cost of wine only, not shipping & handling. Schedule and pricing is tentative.

Please contact the Wine Club department directly at (800) 913-1118 or wineclub@florasprings.com with any questions or if we can be of assistance.

Interested in our Wine Clubs? Learn more about the benefits of membership.

Cab Franc Day

December 4, 2020

Join the 6th Annual Online Celebration of Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is often considered a blending grape, but after farming a small block near John Komes’ home on the Rutherford side of the Komes Ranch for decades now, we know this grape can produce a luscious, smooth and rich wine that stands on its own.

For the past six years, Nat Komes has delighted in creating a limited-edition, one-of-a-kind Halloween Wine, a Cabernet Franc named All Hallows’ Eve.

How to participate:

  • Join us online December 4. We’ll be talking about Cab Franc all day.
  • Follow us on your favorite social site: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.
  • Enter to win: Tweet or Instagram with us on December 4th using hashtag #CabFrancDay 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.

#GivingTuesday: A Thank You to Our Customers

December 1, 2020

Famous Napa Valley Sign

December 1, 2020 is #GivingTuesday, a day that inspires millions of people all over the world to give generously to the non-profit organizations they care about. In the spirit of the day, Flora Springs is proud to announce that thanks to our big-hearted customers, today we donated over $5,500 to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Fire Disaster Relief Fund.

The idea came to General Manager Nat Komes after two devastating fires upended lives here in Napa Valley, impacting many locals and their families. He launched several initiatives, including 2-Pack offerings of our Halloween and Thanksgiving wines and a Napa Valley Fire Relief Halloween Pasta Dinner with Flora Springs wines. Thirty-five percent of all proceeds from these projects will be donated. We can’t thank our customers enough for helping us to help others.

Give Thanks Merlot Red Wine

Napa Valley Community Foundation

Here’s a little more from the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s website about how they are assisting those affected by the fires this year in Napa County:

“The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the LNU Lightening Complex Fires and the Glass Fire. So far, the Foundation has granted nearly $2 million to supply gift cards for immediate needs and temporary shelter to those displaced by the fires, to provide essential emergency services, like counseling, mental and physical healthcare, food access and insurance navigation, and to seed the cash aid program.”

The Komes and Garvey Family are thankful for your continued support of our small, family owned and operated winery. We couldn’t do what we do without you.

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Curbside Pick Up at the Tasting Room

December 1, 2020

Shop local with safe, touch-less and convenient curbside pick up at the Flora Springs Tasting Room, by reservation.

How to Schedule Your Pick Up:

  • Place your order:
  • Schedule a time via our online reservation system. Please be sure to provide your order number in the notes when making your reservation. Please allow 24 hours from the time of placing your order.
  • Arrive at your scheduled time, 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 pick up 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.

During this time our entire Flora Springs family wants you to know that your well-being is our top priority. Thank you for your support of our small, family-owned winery.

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

International Merlot Day

November 7, 2020

Our Napa Valley Merlot is a perennial favorite at Flora Springs, an approachable wine with an easy-going texture that just hits all the pleasure buttons.

How to participate:

  • Order Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot.
  • Join us online November 7. We’ll be talking about Merlot all day.
  • Follow us on your favorite social site: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.
  • Enter to win: Tweet or Instagram with us on November 7 using hashtag #MerlotDay and tag us @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.

John & Nat Komes Featured in Napa Valley Register

October 2, 2020

Note: The article excerpted below was originally published in the Napa Valley Register and can be found here.

John & Nat Komes

‘I’ll tell you a story,” John Komes said. He was standing in front of a colorful painting that depicts Flora Springs Winery, which he and his family launched in 1978 in a pre-Prohibition ghost winery in St. Helena.

“We decided we wanted a painting,” he said, recounting how the family invited Cynthia Fitting, an artist living in Sacramento, to come to Flora Springs to talk about a project.

“When she was leaving, her car wouldn’t start.” Fitting flagged down an employee, just leaving the winery, to ask for a jump. Too busy, the man replied, and he hurried off to a sales meeting.

Fitting got the commission and produced the vivid, charming painting, which portrays the winery and its people…”Read more.

Cabernet Day

September 3, 2020

Join the 11th Annual Global Celebration of Cabernet.

Cabernet Day is a global celebration of the Cabernet grape, intended to give Cabernet lovers around the world a fun opportunity to express their passion for the grape. Cabernet lovers come together in person and online to discover and share everything about Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-based blends.

We are proud to say that after almost 40 years of winemaking and more than 30 years of crafting Trilogy – our flagship Cabernet-based red blend – Flora Springs is still breaking new ground. We credit the consistent organic and sustainable farming practices of our vineyard team as well as the focus and direction of our winemaking team.

How to participate:

  • Order your favorite Flora Springs Cabernets.
  • Join us online September 3. We’ll be talking about Cabernet all day.
  • Follow us on your favorite social site: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.
  • Enter to win: Tweet or Instagram with us on September 3rd using hashtag #CabernetDay 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.

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