POSTED ON July 18, 2006 | IN Tasting Rooms | BY joe

The Flora Springs tasting room is right next door to the gourmet, high-end Dean & Deluca food shop, just before entering the city of St. Helena. The Flora Springs winery facility is in a different location, on Zinfandel Lane. The tasting room is a rather recent addition and has increased the presence of this fine winery of the Napa Valley. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here, quite the opposite of our visit to Provenance Vineyards earlier in the day.

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Our hostess was fun, knowledgeable, and made us feel at home. The wines range in price from very affordable to expensive. A deliciously fruity and dry Sangiovese Rosato can be purchased for $10. At the opposite high-end, the fine Hillside Reserve Cabernet is $100.

For a tasting fee of $5, you can taste five wines and there is also a premium wine tasting that is $12. We purchased a bottle each of the Sangiovese Rosato, a crispy Pinot Grigio ($12), and a fruity Sangiovese ($16).

The Good: Very friendly staff, a wide price range of wines from $10 to $100.
The Bad: Winery is located elsewhere, picnic area not very secluded.

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