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.  

Great Tastes Pick Up Day at The Room

November 11, 2017

Exclusively for Great Tastes Wine Club Members

Say Cheese!

Ever since we can remember the go-to food for serving with wine has been cheese. At our November 11 Great Tastes Club Pick Up Party we’ll celebrate this glorious pair with nibbles provided by Melted Napa. As its name implies, Melted Napa specializes in delicious, gooey cheese concoctions – the ideal accompaniment to Flora Springs unctuous reds and whites. We’ll also be joined by master cheese carver Sarah Nep (you may remember her from the Trilogy Release Party), a sculptress whose medium is cheese!

We’re also excited to announce that the party will feature live music by Sean Garvey (of the Komes-Garvey family) and his band Obsidian Son. In addition to working with his father Pat Garvey to manage Flora Springs’ vineyards, Sean is a talented musician and songwriter with two albums under his belt. 

Finally, a portion of any purchases made at November’s Pick Up Party will be donated to the Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation, a non-profit organization that rescues at-risk dogs in California. We’ll also hold a raffle and silent auction, with all proceeds directed to the Foundation. Want to help out sooner? Visit smile.amazon.com and search “Waggin’ Trails,” to use your purchasing power for good.

As always, there is no charge for this event (for 2 members and up to 2 guests). Great Tastes members interested in attending please RSVP to (800) 913-1118 or info@florasprings.com by November 6th. 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 October 27th to ensure your pick up will be available.

Learn more about the benefits of Wine Club membership.

 

Halloween Delivery Order Deadlines Begin

October 12, 2017

It’s no secret that Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and this year we are celebrating with special new Halloween releases, including 2015 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc, 2015 Ghost Winery Malbec, 2013 Harvest Witch Cabernet Sauvignon, and more.

These seasonal wines are spooky and sure to sell out! Shop Halloween wines.

Halloween is Tuesday, October 31st. Order deadlines for on-time delivery begin October 12th. See details for your delivery destination on our Holiday Shipping Guide.

 

About the Artist
Currently the official Artist in Residence at Coit Tower in San Francisco, Jeremy Fish has a degree in painting and a focus in screenprinting. His education and work experience has lead to a career as a fine artist and commercial illustrator. Finding a balance between exhibiting his work both across the US, and internationally in galleries and museums, he also maintains a presence designing skateboards, t-shirts, vinyl toys, album covers, periodical illustrations, murals, sneakers – and now, wine labels. His artwork is mainly about storytelling and communication, told through a library of characters and symbols with an emphasis on finding a balance with the imagery somewhere between all things cute and creepy. Jeremy has been based in San Francisco for the last 20 years. Learn more.

“Castles Along the Rhine” Wine Cruise with John & Carrie Komes

September 24, 2017

Basel to Amsterdam: Netherlands, Germany, France & Switzerland –

You are invited to join John and Carrie Komes for the 9th Annual Flora Springs Wine Cruise aboard the SS. Antoinette river boat.

The luxurious décor of the 443-foot, 154-passenger S.S. Antoinette—Uniworld’s first Super Ship—features fine Brazilian marble on the walls and floors, a 19th-century Venetian glass mirror, a stylish Bar du Leopard with full-service bar, and an onboard cinema. The two-story foyer boasts a 10-foot blue Strauss Baccarat chandelier with huge sapphires—a stunning piece that once hung in New York’s famous Tavern on the Green—and a collection of original artwork is displayed throughout the ship.

This meticulously designed ship features enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Serenity River Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views.

To book and for more information, please click here.

Ghost Winery Tasting at The Room: September 1 – October 31

September 1, 2017

It’s no secret that Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and it’s that time of year again when we conjure up the ghosts of spirits past. September 1 – October 31, join us at The Room for a frightful good time.

Enjoy an exclusive tasting of our seasonal, winery-only Halloween wines that will send shivers down your spine, including our limited-production 2015 Ghost Winery Malbec.

Learn more about visiting The Room.

2014 Trilogy: What the Wine Press is Saying

August 9, 2017

As Flora Springs President & Proprietor John Komes says, “hard work and a stellar team are the keys to the longtime success of Flora Springs.” Nothing makes us happier than when our customers recognize these efforts by celebrating big life moments, and simple daily joys, with our wines.

While scores and reviews from wine writers and reviewers are always appreciated as well, we believe everyone should decide on their own whether they like a wine or not.

Still, it’s nice when our wines are noticed. Below are a couple of our favorite examples regarding the 2014 Trilogy, you find the complete list here.

Family Select Chardonnay Featured in Briscoe Bites

July 18, 2017

2016 Family Select Chardonnay
Note: The following blog post was originally published in Briscoe Bites and can also be found here.

John and Carrie Komes and Julie and Pat Garvey established Flora Springs in 1977, though the vineyard has history dating back to the early 1800s, when Napa was just forming its roots as a California wine region. So the families already had a jump start on success by purchasing fertile land perfect for crafting what they’d soon be known for — Bordeaux blends. But John Komes admittedly has had a “long love affair” with Chardonnay and it was, in fact, the first Flora Springs varietal he produced 40 years ago. And though he’s seen Chardonnay styles go in and out of fashion — from the classic Cali butter-bomb to the sometimes scandalous 100% stainless steel — current winemaker Paul Steinauer maintains the winemaking methods that expresses Chardonnay in the same way that enraptured John from the very beginning.

About the Wine: The Flora Springs 2016 Family Select Chardonnay is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes harvested from vineyards in Oakville, Oak Knoll, and Carneros regions of California’s Napa Valley AVA — and each vineyard lot remained separate until the final blending process right before bottling. The pressed juices were fermented in combination of French oak barrels (76%) — which went through malolactic fermentation — and stainless steel tanks (24%). The portion in barrel saw 30% new oak, 34% 1 year-old oak, 24% 2 year-old and 12% 3 year-old oak.

The final blend — the best of each vineyard lot — aged in French oak, sur lie, for 7 months with bi-weekly battonage.

Flavor Profile: Open the bottle and breathe in a bouquet of soft pear, white peaches, and a subtle floral sweetness. The wine is near clear on the pour, settling into a pastel, baby yellow in the glass. Initial aromas sing of white flowers and pollen, with a crisp, yet subtle acidity that highlights those soft pears and adding to that fruit bouquet the scent of ripe melon. Swirl, and the wine releases it’s inner oak — a roundness, a softness on the nose that’s almost butter-esque, but not quite. Move your nose to the top of the glass to find the indulgent aroma of creme brûlée. And yet, everywhere you go, there’s still that thin line of acidity, keeping everything fresh, vibrant, alive.

On the palate, the Flora Springs Estate Chardonnay is quite smooth, and the beautiful stink of pollen hits immediately, along with honey essence, white-petal flower perfume, and a constant background of crisp, green pears. The acid is sneaky, not fully coming forward until about 3/4 of the way through, and leaving just a little heat on the tongue during the finish. There’s a good, light-handed use of oak that simply keeps the texture calm yet never adds any additional, stereotypical oak flavors (like popcorn, butter, or vanilla-cream). Even in the aftertaste there’s an innate freshness to this Chardonnay: raw cashews, fresh grass, fruits and flowers all linger on the palate.

Food Pairing: I paired the Flora Springs 2016 Family Select Chardonnay with an Italian flat bread topped with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and a light sauce. What I loved was how the cheese — and maybe the fresh baked bread as well — brought forth more of that subtle oak in the wine, providing an even smoother texture and a flavor just a notch more richer than previous to the meal. Had the wine been more heavy-handed with the oak, this intensity would have been too overwhelming. Conversely, the addition of the cherry tomatoes and red onion highlighted the fresher components in the wine, so the overall profile of the pairing maintained a good balance from start to finish.

Learn more about the 2016 Family Select Chardonnay.

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