Summer Mystery Six

July 26, 2020 

Want Smith Story Wines by Friday this week?  

We did a thing. 

We negotiated a UPS Next Day Air summer shipping deal. You must be quick, it’s hot and we’re slammed, but are taking…

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This is a BIG DEAL FOR US!

July 14, 2020 

Good News Keeps on Coming!   

Who knew a global pandemic would create so much media attention for our small winery!? I'm proud to know Our Story is resonating with so many. Wine Business Monthly named…

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It's been awhile

July 9, 2020 

It’s been awhile!   

How are you doing?  Behind the scenes these past few weeks for us have been exciting and at times overwhelming to be very honest. We are pretty darn exhausted but incredibly grateful…

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Good News (again)

June 10, 2020 

Unchartered Territory 

GOOD NEWS! Here comes summer in the Anderson Valley (finally). We are green-lighted by the county to open!  First things first, give us a good week to dust our shelves and detail out…

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Essential? Are We?

June 4, 2020 

Essential? What does this word mean to us? What does essential mean to our customers?  These discussions between the two of us have taken a back seat this week to the importance of discussing racial equality.  

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Good News and Rosé

May 31, 2020 

Keeping this short today, so much going on that is far more serious that wine. We pray for peace, justice and wellness for everyone who is hurting in our country and around the world. It's just…

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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…

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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…

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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!  

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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We did it! THANK YOU!

The results are in! Our extended #6000BottlesofSmithStory campaign hit 8249 bottles sold during our May Celebration and November Promo ? A special thanks to our wholesale partners in Texas (SGWS) and Oklahoma (Thirst Wine) for stepping up too! 


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