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…

The Chapters 100th post, meet our first employee!

A fitting celebration on The Chapters today. 100 posts later, typing this brings us much joy!  Meet our new National Ambassador and our very first full-time employee, Andy Bartee. Welcome to Smith Story Wine Cellars Andy!  Ali and Andy have…

Holy Press!

After decades of reading Food and Wine Magazine and The Press Democrat... Smith Story made both publications!

This is so fun and important to us. Please take time to read the beautiful Food and Wine feature on the Anderson…

Burning Fierce

hey just a quick note to tell you how rad you and eric are. you guys fire me up. thanks for not simply existing, but burning fierce.

This came from a friend in the wine business over FB messenger…

5 years of Smith Story Wine Cellars

The month of May is always a good one, our wedding and winery anniversaries as well as family birthdays and the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival weekend. May 2018 is extra sweet. 5 years.... 5 years ago our business plan…

Curious Wine Drinkers

Last weekend before opening our doors I was updating our welcome signs while Eric swept the patio at the Anderson Valley tasting room ... we overheard 2 couples talking about what wines they liked and didn't. They had just visited…


Our 95th Post on The Chapters...WE BOOKED OUR FIRST VACATION IN 5 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! True Story.

We're off to the Big Island in a month for 4 nights of shuteye after 4 afternoons of sitting our tushies in the sand…

LAST CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last Call...Smith Story Spring 2018 Wine Release 
Thank you for your 2018 Spring Wine Release Purchases!  
We're blown away by all the support you've shown during our Spring Release. The offer closes Saturday, March 31 at midnight. A friendly reminder…

March News

Things we love in March 

March weather? Yes we love it because Mother Nature certainly knows how to keep us on our toes. We woke up to a dusting of snow this weekend on the highest peaks of…

The Washington Post

Our Washington Post article is nearing 100 Million in circulation!! We are so thrilled! 

A few more online and offline places it’s been syndicated: 


-Atlanta-Journal Constitution 

-The Mercury News 

-Austin-American Statesman 

-The Ledger 

Covering the state of California

Excited to announce today that Springboard Wine Co. is our new California Broker in California. We are super pumped, the Springboard team reaches all areas of the state including North Lake Tahoe. We hope you'll soon be able to locate…

First day of Harvest 2015

My goodness we're sitting here after a big day of memories flooding through our hearts. August 20, 2015 was the first day of Harvest 2015, our second Smith Story harvest. We woke up early to cut polenta into pig shapes…