White Claw Our Heart Out

May 21, 2020 

We're having a melancholy morning, how are you doing? It's hard to compartmentalize all the news coming at us. Ali tuned into a big State of the Wine Industry - Special Edition Report early this morning…

It rained on our wedding day.

May 13, 2020 

Tomorrow May 14 is our 7th Wedding Anniversary and the start of Smith Story Wine Cellars too! It rained hard that afternoon 7 years ago. We spent the prior week on the sunny beaches of Kona…

Good News

Good news, we are only sharing good news with you! Yes we are sleep deprived, mentally toast, need a few hours at the beauty shop, stuffing our faces with fresh baked bread daily, but the show must go on!  

Aloha Friday

April 24, 2020 


The authentic meaning of Aloha in Hawaii is one of compassion, sympathy, pity, mercy, kindness, peace, and love: a guideline for life. Living Aloha is the coordination of mind and heart within each

A mixed bag

March 31, 2020 

Where are we today?  Grab a glass, this is a long one folks, I've been missing conversation (and hugs!) with our guests, so written word has to take the place of chatting in person these days…

Hot Mess

Truth: We are beyond exhausted but remain hopeful & energized bc of you. 😊 Thanks for all the fun notes and support, your kindness means so much as we all battle our way through this extraordinary time. We laughed so…

We are not freaking out.

We're not freaking out, however spent most of the day thinking is was Tuesday. GET YOUR SLEEP!  So, let's have some fun, be a bit ridiculous and break out some Smith Story Wines together this Saturday night. We just changed…

Smith Story Spring 2020 Wine Release

Smith Story Spring 2020 Wine Release is LIVE!

Frankly,  Eric and I are full of emotion tonight as we write. Since our first harvest in 2014 we've lived through earthquakes, investor changes, wildfires, floods, three house moves, three custom…

Smith Story 2020

It's February 4, 2020. The SF 49ers lost the Superbowl. We moved full-time to the Anderson Valley that took most of January to accomplish. Hospitality Director Will Kinney is off to his next chapter in his career (we are cheering…

We need your online reviews please

It's past time to ask each of you for your online review of your experience visiting us at the winery in Windsor, tasting room in Philo or just sipping our wine. Here's a list of links to dive into. Your…



Let's have some fun saying goodbye to 2019! Today until Tuesday, December 31 at 11:59pm purchase THE MYSTERY SIX for $150 + shipping and tax.  

What the what?  We thought it would be fun to…