The Mendocino Coast Magic

Last week we took off an afternoon to spend with friends visiting. Showing off the Anderson Valley as we drove west to the magical Mendocino Coast. There's just something about it... the people whom we've met over the past 2…

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Happy 6th Anniversary to US.

Celebrating success, love and well, accomplishment. Six years ago today we vowed to love and support each other forever.  Six years ago today we also vowed to take our lives in a completely new direction. At the time, we had…

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Day 10 of 6000 Bottles of Smith Story

We're having so much fun this month. Day 10 brought a packed tasting room to up in the Anderson Valley. The latest deal if you missed the email a few days ago: A stunning release tonight for our #6000BottlesofSmithStory &amp…

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The title tonight pretty much sums up the last few days, weeks, months and 6 years since we birthed Smith Story Wine Cellars. Looking back, we've accomplished everything we planned on and overcame a huge bump (more like potholes) in…

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The month of May is a BIG DEAL FOR US

Many posts have rolled through our heads recently as we approach our 6th Anniversary. Six years ago we began putting Our Story out there, kept our word for 6 years straight, kicked the hustle game into full-throttle because sharing this…

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Denver to Santa Rosa

It's not often that we sing praises about airlines! You can now jump on a flight from Denver to Santa Rosa and walk into the winery in under 4 hours.  A total game changer... AND you can check cases of…

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Last Call... Spring 2019 Wine Release.


Our 5th Smith Story Spring Release Closes at Midnight. 

5 years, 5 years ago we had the same butterflies in our stomach as we do right now. We are beyond thrilled to produce fine…

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Let's talk fine wine for a minute here... and why our wine is worth the price tag, and then some. 

Ali recently spoke on a panel with winemakers who are in charge of wineries that produce 1 million cases…

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Starting 2019 with a BANG!

Introducing the 2018 Hot Brands from Wine Business Monthly: SMITH STORY WINE CELLARS 

"The All-American Wine Story" 

We are excited to finally announce our BIG NEWS to you today. Wine Business Monthly (the premier wine industry news source)…

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Asking for a friend...

Dear Friends of Smith Story, 

As you know we are celebrating a milestone this year. Having completed our 5th Harvest, we have "Helluva" big news to share with you in the coming days but, first we have a big…

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The thing about Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon has rarely been at the table without good friends over the past decade. It's become a academic wine of sorts for us. Opening to smell, see and taste the history in each bottle. Talk about the familes who…

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"Dont fuck around with your drummer", a quote from the newly released Coldplay Documentary we watched Thanksgiving night. This statement made us chuckle, remove drummer and insert Smith Story and it rings true. We mean that in the nicest way…

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Y'all! Texas was so fantastic!

Last February we began working with HEB and SGWS about a special Smith Story and Lord Sandwich promotion this fall. After many months of planning, Ali and Lord Sandwich road-tripped to Texas for a week of events all over the…

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Harvest 2018: Slow & Steady

Our fifth vintage, hard and fantastic to believe! This vintage started off very much like last year, slow and steady. Difference being, this year has remained slow and steady where we had a late, crazy heat spike right at pick…

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Dear Friends in 2014

A letter to my friends in 2014:  Just a reminder that I started a winery with the love of my life in 2014. 

I’m sorry I haven’t been around much. Yeah, I hear you on “she hasn’t lost that…

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Meet our Director of Hospitality

This year has been filled with milestones and exciting moments... Smith Story Wine Cellars is thrilled to welcome Will Kinney to our team!

Will comes to us most recently from The Charter Oak in the #NapaValley with a long…

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Extended Fall Release Date!


We've extended the deadline through September 25, 2018. 

Tuesday, September 25 at midnight PST is now the deadline to place your orders and/or join The Storytellers Wine Club to receive allocation and…

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Labor Day Weekend Update

What What??? Where did summer go? We have not stopped! So much to tell you about.

Most Important: Our Fall 2018 Wine Release is now live and available for purchase. Please visit the Wine Shop page for details. This…

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