Monday, August 11, 2008

Flora Srings

One of the most anticipated events of the summer has been the opening of Flora Springs Highway 29 tasting room leading into St. Helena.

Now, I'm going on the record to say that I have a special place in my heart for Flora Springs. Not only did my best friend get married at their beautiful property, she married into one of the nicest families on the planet. The Garveys represent all that is good in this valley and are a genuine class act. This is a family-run vineyard named after Sean's grandmother, Flora, and for the natural water source they are blessed with on their property. This tasting room has gorgeous views from both floors and you can even spot the winery that is tucked back on Zinfandel Lane just north. The event was heavily attended by respected vintners, trade and, most importantly, family and good friends. After all, what good is a party without the ones you love?
The treat of the night was their 25th anniversary Cabernet that they poured on the second floor with a chocolate pairing. Those on the first floor enjoyed their Rosato and Pinot Grigio. Coupled with all of these delicious wines was a great selection of small bites, including spicy noodles, bacon wrapped figs and miniature carnitos tacos. Just take my word and make Flora Springs a stop on your next trip to Napa Valley. Come see how they share their passion for family and wine.

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