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

Great Tastes Pick Up Party at The Room -SOLD OUT-

March 15, 2020

Exclusively for Great Tastes Wine Club Members

Join us on Sunday, March 15th for our Great Tastes March Pick Up Party. Taste the 2017 Trilogy and 2019 Pinot Grigio—your March shipment wines. Enjoy delicious snacks from local favorite The Wurst and a fun and educational blind tasting of three wines, hosted by Wine Educator James Porter, as well as special offers on select wines.

Great Tastes Members interested in attending please RSVP to (800) 913-1118 or wineclub@florasprings.com by March 1. 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 2 to ensure your pick up will be available.

Please contact Wine Club Manager Madeline Nossiter at (800) 913-1118 or wineclub@florasprings.com with any questions.

Learn more about the benefits of Wine Club membership.

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.

Create Your Own Flora’s Five Cabs & Five Cuts Feast

May 8, 2019

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 – wines so outstanding they deserve to be bottled on their own.

Flora's Five Cabs & Five Cuts
Download our Flora’s Five Cabs & Five Cuts Pairing Guide

 

The idea for “Flora’s Five Cuts and Five Cabs” dinner—which has been one of our most popular events since its inception four years ago—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.

John Komes Greets Guests to Flora’s Five Cabs & Five Cuts Wine Dinner, May 2019
Dinner Guests Enjoying a Perfect Summer Evening at Flora Springs Family Estate
Filet Mignon Paired with Rutherford Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

 

We’ve made it easy for you to find your perfect pairing. Download our Flora’s Five Cabs & Five Cuts Pairing Guide, then select your beef and order your Single Vineyard Cabernet to pair it with.

Explore the magic of Cabernet and how it enhances the enjoyment of food. Start planning your epic feast now, shop our Single Vineyard special offers.

The 2014 Etched Single Vineyard Cabernet Magnums

Are you looking for a specific vintage of our Single Vineyard Cabernets? Give us a call at (800) 913-1118.

Flora’s Five Cabs & Five Cuts Wine Club Dinner at The Estate

May 4, 2019

Exclusively for Wine Club Members

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 and 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 Estate 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:

5 pm: Wine Reception on the Patio
6 pm: 19th Century Stone Winery & Cave Tour
6:30 pm – 9 pm: Decadent pairings of our five Single Vineyard Cabernets – including large-format Library Wines – with the finest cuts of sustainably-raised and locally-sourced cuts of beef

$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. RSVP by April 23, contact James Porter directly at (707) 967-6776 or JPorter@florasprings.com.

Flora Springs Featured in Napa Valley Register

April 4, 2019

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

Arts in April reception with John Bonick at Flora Springs Winery April 12

Flora Springs will hold an artist reception with John Bonick, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at The Room in St. Helena.

Arts in April Napa Valley

For this year’s Arts in April installation, Bonick has created “Flora’s Garden” – a series of 8 feet by 3 feet tulips of dibond aluminum adorning the exterior façade of The Room in St. Helena.

He has also created a 10-feet tall wine bottle made entirely of grapevine cuttings from Flora Springs’ estate, a signature piece that Bonick originally developed for BottleRock Napa Valley. Several of his paintings, which have been featured in San Francisco’s Andrea Schwartz Gallery and shown in museums in the Bay Area and beyond, will also be on display.

Flora Springs’ “Arts in April Artful Wine Flight,” featuring the 2017 Dashaway Chardonnay, the just-released 2012 Wine Love Stories Napa Valley Red Blend, and 2016 Ghost Winery Malbec, will be served, along with light appetizers.


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