LIVE ALOHA! May 2022 Edition

LIVE ALOHA! 
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…

A Study of Smith Story Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

In 2012 Eric and I both agreed that Sauvignon Blanc was going to be a staple for Smith Story Wine Cellars. This was two years before we harvested our first grapes. Since then, our Loire inspired Sauvignon Blanc made from…

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…

Covering the Plants

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…

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…

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…

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. 

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…

Optimistic Superpowers

October 12, 2021 

AN OPTIMISTIC MINDSET. 
We had the pleasure of hosting Elizabeth Shaw, author of The Optimist's Manifesto last weekend in Philo. The quote on page 1 spoke to us both... "When you are optimist, life has a

The Beauty Inside

"Inner Beauty, it IS what matters most Ali". 

I've been told this over and over and over during this unreal time battling breast cancer that sucks away all a woman's outward beauty is seems. It's quite maddening. I think…

August Update

Eric Story here today, it’s been awhile since our last email. Everything is cool, busy busy and Ali is feeling strong while making it through her treatments this summer. I’ve been rolling solo in the tasting room on the weekends…

A bump in the road and some...

July 8, 2021 

Dear Friends of Smith Story Wine Cellars, 

Oh what a year! We are sorry to inform you that our Summer Open House this Saturday is postponed and our tasting room will be closed through next…