Rutherford Dust Society Presents “Cabernet by the Bay”

July 16, 2020

Join the Rutherford Dust Society in San Francisco at the prestigious St. Francis Yacht Club. Taste current release wines with the owners, winemakers and principals of over 30 Rutherford AVA wineries, including Flora Springs Winemaker Paul Steinauer.

Trade Tasting by invitation only
Grand Tasting open to consumers
Limited space, learn more

About the Rutherford Dust Society
The Rutherford Appellation was designated in 1993 and the Rutherford Dust Society was founded in 1994 by growers and vintners in tribute to the legacy of our grape growing and winemaking forebears. Since the late 19th century, the growers and vintners of Rutherford have played a significant role in the development of Napa Valley as a world-class winegrowing region.

The Rutherford AVA produces some of the most critically-acclaimed wines in Napa Valley, and the Rutherford Dust Society, of which Flora Springs is a member, holds exclusive wine tasting events throughout the year.

Flora’s Five Cabs & Five Cuts Wine Club Dinner with Celebrity Chef Duskie Estes – POSTPONED

May 30, 2020

This event will be rescheduled—please watch for updates

When John Komes bottled Flora Springs’ first Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – the Rutherford Hillside Reserve in 1989 – it became a benchmark for Napa Valley Cabernet, bringing awareness to the concept of site-specific wines. Since then Flora Springs has enhanced its Single Vineyard Program, and today we offer five elegant and powerful wines that reflect the small vineyard sites and even individual blocks in which they are grown. The idea for the “Five Cuts & Five Cabs” dinner is a nod to John’s early days of selling these Single Vineyard Cabernets. Back then he developed a successful winemaker dinner pairing each Cabernet with a specific cut of premium beef. He found that the words used to describe the texture and tenderness of a steak enhanced the understanding and enjoyment of Cabernet. In true John fashion, he was well ahead of his time, and his innovative concept is still relevant today.

Join John Komes at The Tasting Room for an evening of stories where we’ll explore the magic of Cabernet and how it enhances the enjoyment of food. Find your perfect pairing with Flora Springs’ Single Vineyard Cabernets, wines so outstanding they deserve to be bottled on their own.

Flora’s Five Cabs & Five Cuts Wine Club Dinner
Decadent pairings of our five Single Vineyard Cabernets with the finest cuts of sustainably and pasture-raised and grass-fed cuts of beef from Stemple Creek Ranch
$300 per person – Please note: ticket pricing reflects Wine Club Member discount, no additional discounts apply.
Limit four tickets per membership

Space is limited and will sell out quickly. Contact James Porter directly at (707) 967-6776 or JPorter@florasprings.com to RSVP.

Menu by Celebrity Chef Duskie Estes

Passed Appetizers
Black pig bacon wrapped dates + harissa
Liberty duck pâté + Flora Springs Cabernet jelly
Cucumber roll ups, sumac yogurt

First Course
Celadon salad with butter lettuce, avocado, snap peas, radishes, browned butter croutons, tarragon vinaigrette

Main Course, Family Style
Stemple Creek Ranch tri-tip, NY strip, porterhouse, rib eye, filet mignon

Sides
Sebastopol mushrooms + horseradish gremolata
Rosemary potato gratin
Grilled asparagus + black garlic aioli
Cauliflower fritti + chermoula

Dessert
Sebastopol strawberry + lemon crema tall stack

About Chef Duskie Estes
Duskie Estes is a graduate of Brown University and has worked at numerous restaurants including Baywolf in Oakland, California and the acclaimed Palace Kitchen in Seattle. She also co-authored with Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen, which received the James Beard Award in 2001.

In 2001, Estes and her husband, John Stewart, opened ZAZU kitchen + farm in Sonoma County. In 2005, they founded Black Pig Meat Co., making bacon and salumi from pasture-raised pigs. San Francisco Magazine named ZAZU one of the Top 50 Restaurants in the Bay Area and the restaurant has been included in the San Francisco Michelin Guide since 2008. In 2011, Estes and Stewart were crowned King and Queen of Pork at the Grand Cochon at the Aspen Food & Wine Festival.

Duskie was a fierce competitor on the seasons three and five of the Food Network’s Next Iron Chef and is currently a judge on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games. Estes and Stewart have also been featured on Guy’s Big Bite, the Travel Channel, and more. ZAZU has been included in the New York Times, Gourmet, Food & Wine, and other publications.

Learn more about Duskie Estes, and we invite you to create your own epic feast with our downloadable Flora’s Five Cabs & Five Cuts Pairing Guide.

Celebrity Chef Duskie Estes

Premiere Napa Valley

February 22, 2020

Flora Springs is excited to participate in Premiere Napa Valley 2020! This is the time of year when all eyes are on the Napa Valley wine industry. Not only is Premiere Napa Valley America’s original and most prestigious barrel tasting and auction, the event offers a first taste of the new vintage (2018) personally presented by Napa’s top winemakers.

More than 500 trade and media guests will attend the main event on February 22 and hundreds more will be in town for the week’s activities. Like other vintners who participate, Flora Springs has created a one-of-a-kind wine lot just for this auction. While this event is for members of the Trade only, you can take a look at our lot. Who knows? Maybe a restaurant or wine shop near you will be the winning bidder on our lot and make it available to you! You can also click here to find out where to buy Flora Springs’ Premiere Napa Valley wines from years past. No cellar is complete until it contains at least one bottle of Premiere Napa Valley wine.

Trilogy Release Party at The Estate

February 1, 2020

Tickets are now available—and will sell out fast! Get your tickets now.

Experience the generous hospitality of Flora Springs at our annual Trilogy Release Party, where we pull out all the stops to celebrate the newest vintage of Trilogy, the 2017, at our lovely estate in St. Helena. In an effort to capture the spirit of the vintage, each year we plan surprises that make the Trilogy Release Party one of Napa Valley’s premier events. Along with wine, food, live music and dancing, you’ll be treated to amazing experiences designed to please the palate, awaken the senses and give you the most entertaining and fun day wine country has to offer!

Learn more and watch our latest video to see what’s in store for you…

Napa Neighbor Days at The Room

January 11, 2020

An Exclusive Invitation for Our Napa Neighbors

The Komes & Garvey family would like to thank our loyal friends and neighbors by inviting all Napa County residents to join us at our tasting room in St. Helena January 11 & 12. Enjoy a 2 for 1 wine tasting and a 10% discount on purchases with a two-bottle purchase. Valid for Napa residents and one guest with proof of residency.

The modern design of our Tasting Room mimics the hillside caves and natural springs of our Estate winery, located just down the road. 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. Learn more about The Room.

We look forward to seeing you!

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

2020 Wine Club Shipment Schedule

January 3, 2020

Greetings Wine Club Members!

We have a lot of exciting things planned for you in 2020, including new exclusive events, new wines, and more. We 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 2017 Napa Valley Merlot, 2017 Poggio Del Papa 1/6/2020
March 2019 Pinot Grigio, 2017 Trilogy 3/2/2020
May 2017 Petit Verdot, 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet 5/4/2020
July 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Three Keys Cabernet 7/6/2020
September 2018 Ghost Winery Malbec, 2018 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc 9/7/2020
November 2017 Holiday Etched Wines – 2 different designs 11/2/2020
Great Tastes Red Wines Only
Shipment Wine Billing Date
January 2017 Napa Valley Merlot, 2017 Poggio Del Papa 1/6/2020
March 2016 Trilogy – 2 bottles 3/2/2020
May 2017 Petit Verdot, 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet 5/4/2020
July 2016 Three Keys Cabernet – 2 bottles 7/6/2020
September 2018 Ghost Winery Malbec, 2018 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc 9/7/2020
November 2017 Holiday Etched Wines – 2 different designs 11/2/2020
Great Tastes White Wines Only
Shipment Wine Billing Date
January 2018 Sauvignon Blanc – 2 bottles 1/6/2020
March 2019 Pinot Grigio – 2 bottles 3/2/2020
May 2019 Rosé – 2 bottles 5/4/2020
July 2019 Soliloquy – 2 bottles 7/6/2020
September 2019 Family Select Chardonnay – 2 bottles 9/7/2020
November 2019 Flora’s Legacy Chardonnay – 2 bottles 11/2/2020

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Preferred Palates
Shipment Wine Billing Date
February 2017 Trilogy, 2017 Flora’s Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon 2/3/2020
April 2017 Wild Boar Cabernet Sauvignon 4/6/2020
June 2017 Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 6/1/2020
August 2017 Out of Sight Cabernet Sauvignon 8/3/2020
October 2017 Holy Smoke Cabernet Sauvignon,
2017 Dust & Glory Cabernet Sauvignon
10/5/2020
December 2017 Carrie’s Promise Cabernet Sauvignon 12/7/2020

 

You can download the schedule here. 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.

Preferred Palates Pick Up Party at The Estate – SOLD OUT!

December 8, 2019

This Pick Up Party is sold out. Please contact Madeline at wineclub@florasprings.com to be added to the wait list.

Exclusively for Preferred Palates Wine Club Members- Preferred Palates Pick Up Party

Join us at The Estate to toast the season and pick up your December shipment, the 2016 Rennie Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Stay tuned for more details!

Complimentary for Wine Club Member, plus up to three guests
Additional guests: $50 per person

Learn more about Wine Club member benefits, including our Members-only pick up parties.

 

Sixteen Spirits Historical Ghost Winery Tour & Tasting – SOLD OUT!

November 3, 2019

This event is sold out. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact us at (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com.

The Flora Springs estate in St. Helena is home to one of the few remaining ghost wineries in Napa Valley, and one of the very few that have been revived as a working winery. We’ve often wondered about the history of our 19th century building. If its thick stone walls could talk, what would they say about this historic winery’s former inhabitants and passers-through? This longstanding intrigue was the inspiration for our Ghost Winery Malbec, an estate-grown wine we release each year at Halloween. It is also what led us to find out for ourselves if there are spirits still lingering in this place.

Introduced in 2018, our Ghost Winery Historical Tour and Tasting is one of Napa Valley’s most unique wine experiences. On select days each month through October, we partner with a team of paranormal investigators from Napa City Ghosts & Legends for a fascinating walking tour of our Ghost Winery accompanied by a tasting of our Ghost Winery Malbec and other Flora Springs wines. On this trip back in time, we meet the spirits who can’t quite tear themselves away from the place they once inhabited. Past encounters have included a Scottish barrel-maker with a taste for whiskey and a 1920s flapper who didn’t want the party to end. Our investigators tell us there are sixteen souls who still roam our old stone winery, and they are anxious to make themselves known. This is a fascinating, thought-provoking tour for believers and skeptics alike. And no matter which way you lean, you’ll enjoy our Ghost Winery Malbec, a wine we make in honor of our ethereal history.

Price: $75
Wine Club: $60
Limited to 12 guests.
Questions? Contact us at (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com.

As seen in Wine Spectator and the Napa Valley Register

Haunted Wine Caves

 

 

About Napa City Ghosts & Legends
Ellen MacFarlane is a native Napan who has lived in Napa for over 30 years. She is the proud mother of three boys, likes writing, ghosts and travel. She grew up in Napa and knew by the age of 11 she wanted to work with ghosts.

Devin Sisk is a Paranormal Investigator and creator of the Benicia Ghost Walk. He has been in the paranormal field for 11+ years, and has logged over 650 cases. He has been featured on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Eye on the Bay and More.

Recently Ellen & Devin worked on the Travel Channel’s #1 Show, Ghost Adventures.

Enjoy the Best of Flora Springs with Wine Club Membership

October 21, 2019

We know that when it comes to wine clubs, there are many options and you’re likely wondering what is the best Napa Valley Wine Club. At Flora Springs, we are committed to providing our Wine Club Members with an unparalleled experience.

“It’s been our favorite club to be a part of. But what I love most about being a member of the Flora Springs Wine Club—the wine always tastes great.”—Christy Bradshaw, Flora Springs Great Tastes Wine Club Member

Now is the time to join the Great Tastes Wine Club—you’ll get access to our coveted Holiday Etched Wines, as well as a host of other benefits. Hear more about how our club stands out from the rest:

Our etched and hand-painted Holiday Bottles are one of Flora Springs’ most treasured traditions, a way for us to give our Wine Club Members exclusive access to rare wines in festive, one-of-a-kind bottlings. Each year Nat Komes lets the creative juices flow as he and our team come up with new artful designs, many of them inspired by the holiday traditions we enjoy in our own homes.

Etched Holiday Wines from Napa Valley

Learn more about the best Napa Valley Wine Club.
See our entire Holiday Wine Collection.

Sixteen Spirits Historical Ghost Winery Tour & Tasting – SOLD OUT!

October 13, 2019

This event is sold out. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact us at (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com.

The Flora Springs estate in St. Helena is home to one of the few remaining ghost wineries in Napa Valley, and one of the very few that have been revived as a working winery. We’ve often wondered about the history of our 19th century building. If its thick stone walls could talk, what would they say about this historic winery’s former inhabitants and passers-through? This longstanding intrigue was the inspiration for our Ghost Winery Malbec, an estate-grown wine we release each year at Halloween. It is also what led us to find out for ourselves if there are spirits still lingering in this place.

Introduced in 2018, our Ghost Winery Historical Tour and Tasting is one of Napa Valley’s most unique wine experiences. On select days each month through October, we partner with a team of paranormal investigators from Napa City Ghosts & Legends for a fascinating walking tour of our Ghost Winery accompanied by a tasting of our Ghost Winery Malbec and other Flora Springs wines. On this trip back in time, we meet the spirits who can’t quite tear themselves away from the place they once inhabited. Past encounters have included a Scottish barrel-maker with a taste for whiskey and a 1920s flapper who didn’t want the party to end. Our investigators tell us there are sixteen souls who still roam our old stone winery, and they are anxious to make themselves known. This is a fascinating, thought-provoking tour for believers and skeptics alike. And no matter which way you lean, you’ll enjoy our Ghost Winery Malbec, a wine we make in honor of our ethereal history.

Price: $75
Wine Club: $60
Limited to 12 guests, buy your tickets online now.
Questions? Contact us at (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com.

As seen in Wine Spectator and the Napa Valley Register

Haunted Wine Caves

 

 

About Napa City Ghosts & Legends
Ellen MacFarlane is a native Napan who has lived in Napa for over 30 years. She is the proud mother of three boys, likes writing, ghosts and travel. She grew up in Napa and knew by the age of 11 she wanted to work with ghosts.

Devin Sisk is a Paranormal Investigator and creator of the Benicia Ghost Walk. He has been in the paranormal field for 11+ years, and has logged over 650 cases. He has been featured on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Eye on the Bay and More.

Recently Ellen & Devin worked on the Travel Channel’s #1 Show, Ghost Adventures.

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