Monday Motivation

JULY 11, 2022 

“Don’t get the popular circle confused with the winner’s circle”. 

I think most of us these days could use a pick me up, be proud of where you are, where you’ve come from and stay…

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Day Tripping - Sonoma Coast

June 21, 2022

We are often asked for day-trip ideas, places to go, things to see and new wines to sip. 

Here’s a day we’ve been enjoying for years now. Before we started Smith Story, this was a…

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Betting on Smith Story Wine Cellars

"It's so hard to win’, MVP Stephen Curry.  

I grew up in a big sports family in Texas, iconic Larry Bird posters (among others) hung on my little brother’s bedroom wall. "A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given…

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LIVE ALOHA! May 2022 Edition

Spring is in full bloom here in wine country and the summer season is right around the corner. With that comes relaxing by the water, grilling with friends, and late nights with your nose in a page turner…

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The Elegance of Spring

Springing forward today has a deeper meaning this year. Slowly rising from these past two years together, we lose an hour, but what's 60 minutes when we've made it thus far? So here we are, tentatively stepping toward post-pandemica, daring…

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Covering the Plants


I'm sitting here behind the desk in the tasting room on the coldest day of the year so far. I was planning on staying home today, wrapped up in a blanket doing work in the comfort…

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Here’s a Story

Hi everyone, oh I’m back! 

I’ve missed writing to you and storytelling so much these past 11 months during my breast cancer treatments. Today I feel the best I have in a very long while. I’m turning fifty-years-old in…

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God Rest Ye Merry....

God Rest Ye Merry Story Family! Let Nothing You Dismay...

This Christmas song has been in our heads, changed up the words a few weeks back to keep us smiling through the holiday season. What a year, two years…

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Smith Story Family Favorites

Monday, December 13 at midnight is the very last day to place online orders for the year. Oh and we updated our wine shop on the website too, take a look. You can always sign-in here to update your information. 

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Ambition and Dreams Without a Plan is Just a Wish

November 15, 2021 

Ambition and Dreams Without a Plan is Just a Wish. 
Next level Smith Story Wine Cellars!  Our new Healdsburg tasting salon is now open. We are accepting reservations through March for wine tastings Thursday through Monday…

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