Shipping Wine in Summer

July 16, 2018

Is it safe to ship wine in summer

Wine is a perishable product, and we want ours to arrive in perfect condition!

That means that we ship via Ground Service only to certain states at this time:
CA, CO, IL, ID, IA, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NM, SD, WA, WI, and WY

If you are shipping your order to a state not listed above, we have two options for you:

  1. Opt for expedited shipping. Rates for expedited service are only marginally higher than Ground Service.
  2. Opt for a summer shipping hold. We are happy to secure your order and hold it in our temperature-controlled cellar until it is cool enough in your state to safely ship via Ground Service. In some areas, that might be mid to late October. We will notify you before we ship your order.

Notes:
AZ and NV: We currently are not shipping to these states. Place your order now and we will hold your shipment until late-October.
AK and HI: We ship to these states via 2-Day Air Service only.

Sometimes it is too hot to safely ship wine to any state. If this is the case, we will process orders and hold shipments until the weather is more favorable. We will notify you if your order is subject to a weather hold.

Questions? Just give us a call at (800)-913-1118 or email info@florasprings.com.

Flora Springs Original Art Pop-up Shop

July 1, 2018

If you’ve attended one of our many events, be it a Wine Club gathering or our annual Trilogy Release Party, chances are you’ve had the opportunity to see some amazingly talented artists create large-scale artwork, right before your eyes. Now is your chance to acquire these one-of-a-kind pieces.

Plump Promise

Description: Depicting the promise of the coming harvest when the fruit is at its most juicy, Brett Crawford captures the grapes perfectly, and one can imagine how tasty they must be.

Specification: 1 Painted Canvas Panel, 8’ L x .25” W x 8’ H

Artist: Large-scale painter, metal sculptor, print maker, illustrator and street artist are a few of the titles California native Brett Crawford holds. His work can be found in galleries and on walls all over Los Angeles. His preferred medium for large works is spray paint, but he is versatile and not limited to one material.

 Aphrodite’s Blessing

Description: Aphrodite’s blessing serves to recognize the beauty and pleasure in life. This artwork is interesting as subliminal symbols are inlaid within the painting making it powerful as much as it is beautiful.

Specification: 1 Painted Canvas Panel, 8’ L x .25” W x 8’ H

Artist: Large-scale painter, metal sculptor, print maker, illustrator and street artist are a few of the titles California native Brett Crawford holds. His work can be found in galleries and on walls all over Los Angeles. His preferred medium for large works is spray paint, but he is versatile and not limited to one material.

Flower Power
Description: “Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…,” reminiscent of the 1967 song and the San Francisco Summer of Love. You can almost hear the song when admiring this chalk art piece by Sara Reddish.

Specification: 1 Painted Wood Panel with Chalk Art, 8’ L x 4” W x 8’ H

Artist: Founder of Arrow Art Studio in Napa Valley, Sarah Reddish specializes in calligraphy and letter work with designs that are cleanly styled with an elegant edge. She often works in less traditional materials like chalkboards, plexiglass, mirrors, butcher paper, and leather.

Butterfly Kisses
Description: Butterfly Kisses is a stunning artwork that is seductive in its expression. We love how her shoulders are draped in grape clusters, almost as if she is born of the vine.

Specification: 1 Painted Canvas, 8’ L x .25” W x 8’ H

Artist: Muralist Amandalynn is inspired by the female form and spirit, and commonly depicts strong, seductive women and illustrates their strength through line work and decorative patterning.

The Beauty of Trilogy

Description: There is an amazing amount of movement in The Beauty of Trilogy. Each woman represents one of the original three varietals used in Flora Springs first vintage of Trilogy – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Specification: 2 Wood Panels – 4’ L x 4” W x 8” H Each, Finished Size 8’ L x 4” W x 8’ H

Artist: Muralist Amandalynn is inspired by the female form and spirit, and commonly depicts strong, seductive women and illustrates their strength through line work and decorative patterning.

Peonies Prelude – SOLD!

Description: Beautiful and sensuous, Peonies Prelude is rich in color and captures a feminine energy that’s unique but consistent in many of Amandalynn’s paintings.

Specification: 1 Painted Canvas, 8’ L x .25” W x 8’ H

Artist: Muralist Amandalynn is inspired by the female form and spirit, and commonly depicts strong, seductive women and illustrates their strength through line work and decorative patterning.


Please note: The artwork is quite large. We recommend you make note of the specifications. Also, shipping is not included, however, we are happy to offer a recommendation on a shipping company if needed, or the art can be available for pick up at the winery.

Should you have any questions, please contact Elisa at (800) 913-1118 or email info@florasprings.com.

Dallas Wine Chick Says Our Sauvignon Blanc is a Spring and Summer Standout

June 10, 2018

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc White Wine Emoji

This wine had depth and layers. I kept discovering new things in the glass as I tasted. There was grapefruit, pear, nectarine, honeydew melon, tropical fruit, floral notes, brown sugar and it brought me back to remembering what I loved about the Orange Julius drink of my childhood. Flora Springs is also on a mission of creating a white wine emoji and has launched a “Where is the #WhiteWineEmoji” campaign. Because that should be a given! Why should red wine have all the fun?

Read the full blog post.

Learn more about our White Wine Emoji campaign and use #WhiteWineEmoji.

Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot Featured in the Nittany Epicurean

June 9, 2018

Today, we’re headed to Napa for a red wine from one of my favorite producers:

2015 Napa Valley Merlot Red Wine

2015 Napa Valley Merlot produced & bottled by Flora Springs (St. Helena, California).

This wine is 100% merlot from the Napa Valley. Following fermentation, the wine was aged for 19 months in a combination of new and used oak barrels. It comes in at 14.2% ABV.

Here it is in the glass:

2015 Napa Valley Merlot Red Wine

Another look:

2015 Napa Valley Merlot Red Wine

One more:

2015 Napa Valley Merlot Red Wine

The wine showed a dark ruby color. Blackberry, cassis, mocha, vanilla, plum and oak all arrived on the deep and alluring nose. Blackberry, black cherry, cassis, vanilla, plum and oak followed on the palate. The wine exhibited great structure and length, along with soft tannins. This wine would pair well with a grilled hanger steak.

More to come from Flora Springs!
~NE

Read the full blog post.

Great Tastes Pick Up Day at The Room

May 13, 2018

Exclusively for Great Tastes Wine Club Members

Great Tastes members, please join us at The Room to pick up your May shipment. We will also have a costume theme to kick the festivities up a notch as well as special event-only pricing on select wines….stay tuned for more details.

$25 per person

Great Tastes members interested in attending please RSVP by May 7th to Wine Club (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com

*There will now be a small charge to Great Taste members for pick up parties who RSVP and are a no-show.

Learn more about the benefits of Wine Club membership.

Join Us for National Library Week: Libraries Transform

April 8, 2018

First observed in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

This year, National Library Week will be observed April 8-15, with the theme “Libraries Transform.”

Nat Komes, third generation family member and Flora Springs General Manager, has a particular affinity for libraries, as his mother worked as a librarian when he was growing up. Nat developed a great love of reading, which continues to this day, and which he is sharing with his own children now. In fact, after spending time at the library reading to them, Nat has found inspiration for several of his wine projects.

We will be celebrating National Library Week by opening our wine library throughout the week. Library wines are older, unique, and rare wines that have been purposefully stored to age. Like libraries transform minds, the aging process transforms wine – often in unexpected and delightful ways.

Stay tuned as we will be releasing select library wines, available exclusively online.

Join us at The Room or The Estate for our limited-time Libraries Transform tasting experience and discover for yourself how age has transformed three select vintages of Trilogy.

Both The Room and The Estate, located at 1978 West Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena, are open 10 am to 5 pm seven days a week. Reservations are required to visit The Estate. Additional tasting fees for the library wines may apply.

You can also join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – and follow along with hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesTransform.

For more information, contact The Room at theroom@florasprings.com or (866) 967-8032, or The Estate at theestate@florasprings.com or (707) 967-6723.

Announcing the Release of the 2015 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons

March 29, 2018

Spring is here and do you know what that means? The release of our highly acclaimed and highly anticipated 2015 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons.

1994 hails Flora Spring’s first release of the Single Vineyard portfolio with the Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Three years later in 1997 we added the Rennie Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, Flora Springs now offers five exclusive, limited-production Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons with the addition of Wild Boar, Out of Sight and Holy Smoke. Each production is highly limited and drawn from select blocks from our family-farmed estate vineyards that consistently produce wines of exacting quality.  

The 2015 vintage will be known for its higher quality and lower yields as compared to previous years. The growing season began with warm temperatures in late winter and early spring resulting in an early bud break. In May, colder temperatures during bloom caused fruit set to be uneven, yielding a much smaller crop compared to earlier vintages. Winemakers and vineyard managers worked closely together as the season progressed to ensure grapes ripened uniformly. The harvest, which was in full swing by mid-August, was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley, and most vintners completed picking by mid-October. Although the continuing drought was a concern around California, Napa Valley received 75% of its annual rainfall average in 2015 making it less worrisome for Napa vintners.

Our Preferred Palates Wine Club Members have a guaranteed allocation of these very limited wines. Learn more about the benefits of membership.

Learn more about our estate vineyards.

Great Tastes Pick Up Day & Purple Teeth Barrel Tasting at The Room

March 18, 2018

Exclusively for Great Tastes Wine Club Members

Please join us at The Room on Sunday, March 18th for our Great Tastes Pick Up Day and Purple Teeth Barrel Tasting, led by our Associate Winemaker Enrico Bertoz. Explore the impact of different barrel coopers by tasting Flora wines straight from the barrel. It’s a lazy Sunday so we’re having Brunch! Live Harvest Acoustic music provided by Ivy Hill Entertainment. 

$25 per person

*There will now be a small charge for Great Taste members for pick up parties, however, the cost of the party will be refunded with your same day purchase at The Room.

Great Tastes members interested in attending please RSVP to Wine Club (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com by March 12th. If you are able to come and enjoy the day with us but are not regularly a pick up member, please notify us no later than March 2nd to ensure your pick up will be available.

Learn more about the benefits of Wine Club membership.

2015 Trilogy Release After-Party at The Room – SOLD OUT!

February 3, 2018

Stop in and taste the new vintage of our flagship wine at The Room anytime from 10 am – 6:00 pm (we’ve extended our hours).

From 2 pm – 6 pm, join us for the Trilogy Release After-Party and take in the view from our Rooftop Lounge while enjoying a live DJ. Taste the new release of Trilogy alongside library vintages of Trilogy.

*For your convenience we will have a Trolley operating from 1-7pm to take you between The Estate and The Room.  

General Public: $50
Wine Club Members: $40

Purchase your tickets online or call 707-239-1428.

Reservations are always required for groups of six or more.

2015 Trilogy Release Party at The Estate – SOLD OUT!

February 3, 2018

The 2015 Trilogy Release Party is sold out! Please contact (707) 967-6723 or email theestate@florasprings.com to get on the wait list.

Each year we devote one day to celebrating the release of our signature red wine, Trilogy.

The creation of Trilogy goes back to 1984 when our family set out to make the best wine possible by selecting the highest quality wine lots culled from our estate vineyards. By blending traditional Bordeaux varietals — Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc — we created one of the original Meritage wines. Over the years we’ve added other Bordeaux varietals to this Cabernet-based blend, always seeking to create the very finest wine from each individual vintage.

Save the date – February 3, 2018 – for our 2015 Trilogy Release Party. Stay tuned for more details

Purchase your tickets here. 

Watch our latest video to see what we have in store for you!

*If you are attending our Trilogy Release After Party, for your convenience, we will have a Trolley operating from 1-7pm to take you between The Estate and The Room.  

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