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Not Your Average Halloween Wine: Flora Springs 2017 All Hallows' Eve Cabernet Franc

Hello Friends,

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday for the good folks at Flora Springs. Situated in St. Helena, Flora Springs is one of a few remaining ghost wineries in Napa Valley. But don’t get spooked! This doesn’t mean that you’ll cross paths with Jasper the Unfriendly Ghost (Casper’s black sheep brother) in the tasting room, or that the property is haunted. The term ‘Ghost Winery’ describes wine structures built between 1860 and 1900 that were abandoned and fell into disrepair in the early 20th century due to the triple threat of prohibition (1920-1933), phylloxera (a disease that kills the vine), and the Great Depression.

Every ending is a new beginning, and the story of Flora Springs began in the 1970s with Jerry and Flora Komes. The couple purchased the former Rennie Brothers Winery (est. circa 1885) after many decades of neglect and inactivity. For the past ten years, Flora Springs has paid homage to its ghostly history by producing Halloween-themed bottlings. The la…

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