Having the time of my afterlife. This year, we partnered with Flora Springs on a Dia de los Muertos party. Flora Springs is a Ghost Winery and every year, they create a whimsical collection of Halloween wines. We are excited to share these Flora Springs Halloween wines with you.
What is a Ghost Winery?
Here ghost nothing. Flora Springs was founded in 1978, but their legacy dates back to the late 1800s. A Ghost Winery refers to a winery from 1860 to 1900 that fell into disrepair in the early 20th century from vine disease, the Great Depression and Prohibition.
Flora Springs Halloween Wines
John and Carrie Komes and Julie and Pat Garvey founded Flora Springs in 1978. John and Julie named the winery after their mother, Flora Komes and the natural springs that run through the property. This family owned vineyard began producing wine since 1979. In 2010, Flora Springs released their first Ghost Winery wine with a custom Halloween inspired label. It was spooktacular.
How to Style a Dia de los Muertos Party?
We framed our tablescape with Dia de los Muertos balloons from Instaballoons. Next we added a Day of the Dead table runner, bone china skull plates, yellow melamine plates and Day of the Dead napkins. Our Dia de los Muertos party featured three Flora Springs Halloween Wines. We displayed the wines as our centerpiece. Adorable wine toppers add a festive touch. We also placed small bouquets of vibrant pink roses on each side of the wine. We served Mexican food along with the Flora Springs wines.
Which Flora Springs Halloween Wines to Serve?
We started with the 2018 All Hallows Eve Cabernet Franc. This dense, concentrated wine has notes of blackberry, fig and plum as well as spicy sassafras, cardamom, vanilla and toast.
It has velvety, polished tannins and a smooth, harmonious finish.
This wine paired nicely with our Mexican street corn, cornbread, chips and dips.
This hauntingly delicious wine paired nicely with our main course of enchiladas, tacos and poblano mac & cheese.
Our final wine was the 2017 All Hallows Eve Cabernet Franc. This smooth, rich, mouth-coating red has ripe fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry liqueur.
We sipped this wine with dessert: corn bread tres leches and brownies with dulce de leche.
Let’s get this Dia de los Muertos party startled with Flora Springs. For more on how to decorate and what food to serve at Dia de los Muertoa, check out How to Host a Beautiful Dia de los Muerto party post. You can find our previous collaborations with Flora Springs here.
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