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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THE MYSTERY SIX

THE MYSTERY SIX 

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! 

Our…

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UPDATE! #6000 Bottles of Smith Story

Only 1908 bottles to go to reach out #6000bottlesofsmithstory goal! THANK YOU! By reaching this goal you will help our smail family winery tremendously...$6 ground shipping on all orders over 6 bottles.  That's barely enough to get you through the…

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End of Harvest 2019

Eric and Katy brought in our final 3 tons of grapes last Thursday morning. As the grapes were hand-sorted, water tankers and fire fighting planes were taking off and landing at the STS airport near us at the winery and…

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Halfway Harvest Update 2.0

Where Are We?: Part 2 
This morning we picked the Lakota's View Sémillon at 3am, came in almost exactly at the same weight as our last 5 harvests at 1.46 tons of fruit. We’re sitting in somewhat of a hurry…

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Harvest Update from Eric Story

Where Are We? 

2019 harvest is well under way and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The fruit that has already come in has been absolutely fantastic and the fruit still hanging is well on its way to be the…

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Harvest #6

And so we're off... six years straight for Smith Story Wine Cellars Harvest! Are we excited? Yes. Are we thrilled? No. Why? It's harder than ever to run a small winery and make ends meet. The cost of everything has…

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Last Call

Good Morning from an incredibly busy time for us. Harvest 2019 is in full swing, the tasting rooms are packed, taxes due, distributor Fall sales goals to finalize... it's all happening. The MOST important day of the week is today…

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Cheers to Will!

Happy Smith Story Anniversary to Will Kinney!  

Let's all raise a glass to Will today! Will joined us one year ago as our very first Director of Hospitality, more like cannonballed into our lives, smack in the beginning of…

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August News

We wrote this from the road to Salt Lake City last night, now we're onto Denver via Vail so we can drop off donations for the upcoming event at the Roundup River Ranch! Catching up with our Texas nephews a…

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Dream it, then do it. YES WE DID.

Oh man, where do we start?  We have entered into a critical growth stage for our family winery...and we are so tired. Our 2 weeks off in May 2013 when we eloped is a distant memory. Honestly, we thought by…

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