Wine of the Year

And just like that, the end of 2020 comes to a close.  

Smith Story Wine of the Year 
2017 Helluva Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 

Why? Our #1 selling red wine & the most fitting name of all wine names this particular year of course! This gorgeous aromatic single vineyard, helluva vineyard pinot noir pommard clone, family farmed, handpicked, handmade pinot noir spread and created joy to thousands of wine lovers across America. A few cases available linger in our inventory.  

Nice Try 2020!  
Oh 2020 you certainly taught us so much. Innovation was a necessity, so was coffee in the morning. Listen, 2014-2019 was like basic training for Smith Story Wine Cellars!  Just keep going, we didn’t get this far to only get this far, no guts no story, no roadmap, just hustle. All of this! 

Thank you for trusting and encouraging us. Our business overcame more challenges that we care to recall tonight, but it grew, memberships to The Storytellers Wine Club are at an all-time high and we have very interesting announcements coming in the new year about new business and vineyard partnerships too. We were out of our comfort zones often, but in the words of Illustrator Charlie Mackesy “When big things feel out of control…focus on what you love right under your nose”.  Thank goodness for great wine and the gift of grace surrounding us! 

Winter Break 
The upcoming days for the three of us will be filled with rest and reflection. We owe Lord Sandwich so many walks! A few quiet projects on the to-do list to make things a little lighter for us going into another year of pandemic uncertainty. This winter we ask you to please keep “Sharing the Smith Story” and if you have some downtime, please leave Smith Story Wine Cellars a review on Google, Vivino, Delectable, and/or whatever travel/wine review site you enjoy using. 5-Stars matter in our world of wine. We’re encouraged by current comments and wildly fabulous praise. 

We also ask to visit your locally owned restaurants, order take-out, tell others to as well. The hospitality industry is going into a very dark winter season, help them stay in business, they are our people. Just remember… everything is better with wine!  

With a full heart and glass of Smith Story wine, cheers to a Happy New Year!  

 - Eric and Ali Story

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