4 Years in the Anderson Valley

Monday, February 1, 2021

Four Years!! 

Today marks the day exactly four years ago that we were handed the keys to our tasting room here in Philo, California. For 2 years prior we poured our wines at february 1 2017 smith story wines keys in philocountless wine festivals, in-store retail tastings, charity events, private homes, our home and a few vineyard tailgates along the way. This day four years ago feels like yesterday.  We're sporting the very same jackets today too. No judging! 

Since 2017 we've dealt with 4 wildfire seasons, a few floods, a wine glut in America and of course the lingering pandemic. Today, we are here and continue to work like mad to uphold our promise to you ...to exceed expectations in both hospitality and winemaking. 

Hosting you has brought us the most joy over these past four years. THANK YOU for visiting us here in the Anderson Valley. We chose this special place in Northern California because it's truly a part of Our Story, our foundation started here nearly 20 years ago. 

Thanks to the pandemic, the inside or our tasting room remains closed. Outdoor tastings on our patio are available Thursday-Saturday by reservation. However, you can stop by for will-call pick-up and wine shopping. We continue to be honored (and jumping for joy) by all the positive press Smith Story receives, an updated list is here on our In the Press page! 


February Happenings:

This Week in North Carolina & Online

Wednesday February 3, Join us online with DRINK in Raleigh: Triangle Wine and Food Experience:  A Virtual Family Winery Tasting and Round Table with Athena Pappas (Boedecker Cellars), Matt & Audra Naumann (Newfound Wines) and Eric & Ali Smith (Smith Story Wine Cellars) Scroll th page to find details to join us here: https://drinkraleigh.com

Presidents Day Weekend 

We're already breaking our rule of "Sunday is Family Day" and will be open on Sunday February 14 (Valentine's Day) and the morning of Monday February 15.

Also, guests will have the choice of selecting our current wine flight of 4 wines or a special "Helluva Vertical" 2016, 2017, 2018 Pinot Noir (limited to the first 20 guests). Reserve a table on Tock please

White Wine Weekend

February 19-21, 2021 the Anderson Valley is celebrating white wines in lieu of a big festival. Smith Story will be providing 'an elevated" experience for guests. focusing on our Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnays this weekend. Oh and hot german pretzels served as well. Book on Tock.  And more info. about this weekend can be found on the Anderson Valley Wine Growers site

Until then, place your Valentine gifts orders ASAP, we're hand wrapping and sending extra TLC in each shipment. 

Peace, love and take care out there! 

Ali & Eric

PS: More wine country travelers are finding us from positive online reviews too, please take a minute to give us a review on your favorite sites. (Google Smith Story Wine Cellars to find our Google Business page).

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