Folio Winemakers’ Studio, Solage reviewed, Flora Springs Winery goes solar

by TrevR on May 2, 2008

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It’s Friday in wine country and there’s no shortage of Napa Valley news items out there. Here’s a quick round-up.

Chronicle rates Folio Winemakers’ Studio ‘Excellent’
The SF Chronicle has another winetasting review up and this time it’s Folio Winemakers’ Studio out in the Carneros AVA that got the attention. As you’ll recall, Folio is a venture of the Michael Mondavi family. Here’s a short excerpt:

The scope of the operation might be a bit confusing to anybody who is not a wine industry professional, but it need not concern the ordinary wine lover. For such a wine enthusiast, the Folio Winemakers’ Studio tasting and sales facility in Napa’s Carneros district is a delightful destination.

Full review here.

Another Solage Calistoga review
Late last year we pointed you to a couple reviews of the up-scale Solage Calistoga resort. Well, we’re gonna point you to another review now. This one, published on, is actually written by a fellow named Michael Martin, who is the managing editor of It’s a pretty comprehensive review and includes some nice photos.

Check it out here.

Flora Springs Winery goes solar
St. Helena’s Flora Springs Winery has just completed a custom-designed solar project. According to a press release issued today, the system “…provides 100,000kWh of power annually, covering all the energy needs of the winery’s red wine production…”

All told, the project encompasses some 435 solar panels, which are located on the hillside behind the stone winery. Full press release here.

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