Flora Springs Winery & Vineyard hosted their 14th annual Trilogy Release Party on Saturday, Feb. 3rd, at the winery’s estate in St. Helena. Hosted by Flora Springs’ owners, the Komes and Garvey families, the event celebrates the release of the 2015 vintage of the winery’s signature red wine, Trilogy and features food, wines, music and tours of the winery’s hillside caves.
The creation of Trilogy goes back to 1984 where the passion of Owner John Komes, set out to make the best wine possible by selecting the highest quality wine lots culled from their estate vineyards. By blending traditional Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc – they’ve created one of the original Meritage wines. Over the years they’ve added other Bordeaux varietals to this Cabernet-based blend, always seeking to create the very finest wine from each individual vintage.
Exclusive guest and wine club members joined the Flora Spring family to sample the estates newest vintage of Trilogy while strolling the estate grounds and taking in the sweeping views of the vineyards used to create their wine. Chefs from some of the region’s finest restaurants where serving delicious bites paired to enhance everyone’s enjoyment during Trilogy’s Release Party.
Nat Komes General Manager and 3rd generation of Flora Springs explains, “We try to make this event bigger and bigger each year. I grew up here in St. Helena and by doing so you always long for the city, so with that I want those who attend to have it all.”
From this year’s musical talent American rock band, Fishbone to DJ Aurelio who kept the party going during the Trilogy Release After Party at The Room. The winery has certainly come a long way from their first release party in 2004.
“We started out fourteen years ago hosting a barbecue with 100 people with our Hospitality Director, Margaret Meraz husband grilling for the first two, now it’s a celebrate between Margaret and myself of where we started as each year we find ways to go bigger and better,” explains Nat.
Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards is family owned and operated, committed to hand-crafting artisan wines of distinct style and superior quality. Their wines, and the way they operate and understand tradition, has created a tireless quest as innovators, and the spirit of their Mother and Grandmother Flora, who was always gracious to those in the community.
Photo Credits: Cheri Larsh Arellano with a special thank you to Mora Cronin of Cronin Communications