Rutherford Dust Society: Day in the Dust Tasting

July 18, 2019

The Rutherford AVA produces some of the most critically-acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons in Napa Valley, and each year, the Rutherford Dust Society (RDS), of which Flora Springs is a member, holds an exclusive tasting it calls “Day in the Dust.”

Normally open only to trade and media, the tasting this year will be open for the first time to consumers in celebration of RDS’s 25th Anniversary. On top of that, it will be held at the prestigious and beautiful St. Francis Yacht Club!

The tasting will feature new-release Cabernet Sauvignons from incredible Rutherford producers, including our own Winemaker Paul Steinauer who will pour our 2016 Rutherford Hillside Reserve. There will also be light snacks, a fun photo booth, and the best view of the Bay from the St. Francis Yacht Club. Attendance is limited to 200 people, so get your tickets today.

Learn more and purchase tickets.

Wine Dinner at Le Colonial in San Francisco

May 31, 2019

Join Flora Springs Director of Winery Relations Richard Tiedemann for a five-course wine dinner at Le Colonial.

Located just minutes from Union Square in San Francisco’s downtown district, Le Colonial evokes the ambiance of French colonial Vietnam and has welcomed guests for over twenty years. Learn more.

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First Course
Softshell Crab Rolls with avocado, red lettuce leaf, carrots, vermicelli & tamarind nouc cham
Paired with 2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course
Saigon Style Poke with salmon, mango, red jalapenos, rau ram, cucumbers, cilantro & jalapenos
Paired with 2017 Family Select Chardonnay

Third Course
Five Spiced Duck Breast with pineapple, bamboo shoot, shiitake mushroom & tamarind sauce
Paired with 2016 Napa Valley Merlot

Fourth Course
Bo Luc Lac with wok-seared filet mignon, sweet & savory soy sauce, pickled red onion, butter lettuce watercress, cherry tomatoes & crispy shoestring potatoes
Paired with 2015 Trilogy

Fifth Course
Passion Fruit Cheese Cake with guava caramel & candied macadamia
Paired with 2018 Napa Valley Rosé

Reception: 6:30pm
Dinner: 7:00pm
$150 Per Person (not including tax and gratuity)

Seats are limited and reservations are required. Please make your reservations directly with the restaurant at (415) 931-3600 or online.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game…

August 29, 2018

This past weekend, we took Wine Club Members and Flora fans to watch the San Francisco Giants as they took the win over the Texas Rangers.

It was a gorgeous, sunny day at AT&T Park. Guests enjoyed the weather and stunning city and bay views from the McCovey Cove Portwalk and Triples Alley where we hosted a rousing pre-game party – complete with a posh buffet of ballpark favorites and plenty of Flora Springs wine, including our highly-acclaimed 2015 Trilogy.

A big thank you to everyone who joined us – you made it a grand-slam day!

Interested in attending our next game? Be sure to join our mailing list and you’ll receive invitations to all of our events, as well as priority notice of exclusive offers and access to wines made in limited quantities or available only at the winery.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

Flora Springs Napa Valley Wine Club at San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

Flora Springs Napa Valley Wine Club at San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

Flora Springs Napa Valley Wine Club at San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

Flora Springs Napa Valley Wine Club at San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

Flora Springs Napa Valley Wine Club at San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

Flora Springs Napa Valley Wine Club at San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

Flora Springs Wine Club Member Swims to Alcatraz!

November 25, 2016

We love hearing what our club members are up to, and no one has his ear to the ground like Wine Club Director Kenny Werle. Recently Kenny tipped us off to one of our Preferred Palates club members, Bob Brinker, who has an invigorating hobby to say the least. Here’s his story.

What do the island of Alcatraz, a San Francisco Giants baseball game and a glass of Flora Springs Trilogy have in common? If you’re Bob Brinker, a Preferred Palates club member from Atlanta, plenty!

It was August 13, 2016 when Bob undertook what very few people will ever do in their lifetimes: he swam across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz, the island best known for its historic prison. It was Bob’s third time participating in what is known as the Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim, a 1.5 mile open water event that, as its website says, is NOT for NOVICES.

“The first year I did it the Bay was like a lake; it was calm and gorgeous,” says Bob, who took up open water swimming as an adult. “The second time it was choppier and we had to wait for several cargo ships to go by. This year the temperature was warm, but the currents were so strong that the course ended up being 1.7 instead of 1.5 miles.”

After celebrating his accomplishment with an Irish coffee at the The Buena Vista along with his son, Jarrod, who also swam the course, Bob headed over to AT&T Park for SF Giants Game Day with Flora Springs. “The Game Day happened to coincide with the swim, so I bought tickets with a couple of my friends who are also club members. It was a great way to cap off the day.”

This wasn’t the first time Bob combined swimming and Flora Springs. The first year he did the Alcatraz swim he slipped in a visit to Napa Valley. “I did the swim with a buddy and since both our wives like wine we decided to spend some time in Napa. That’s when I first visited Flora Springs.”

It was Bob’s mother who recommended Flora Springs. She’d been to the winery years before and been impressed with the wines and the beautiful setting. That day, as Bob and his wife sat on the patio tasting wines, their host was talking about the Merlot, and Bob said “I like the Merlot but I really love this Trilogy.” Later, he called his stepfather who told him, “Your mom liked all the Flora Springs wines but she really loved Trilogy.”

As Bob says, “coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

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If you have a story involving Flora Springs that you’d like to share, be sure to let Kenny know!

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