Asking for a friend...

Dear Friends of Smith Story, 

As you know we are celebrating a milestone this year. Having completed our 5th Harvest, we have "Helluva" big news to share with you in the coming days but, first we have a big end of the year ask of sorts. 

OPEN BOOK... we are so close but about 90 cases (12 bottles in a case) short of meeting our 2018 goal here at the winery.  Overall, this was a very reachable goal when finalized last year but, the wild fires that devastated California affected travel to wine country, due to smoke and overall uncertainty. Fortunately, our family grape growers were safe and both our tasting room and winery were out of arms way. However, our visitor traffic to both winery and tasting room compared to last year has fallen dramatically and greatly impacted our 2018 financial forecast. 

Eric and I, along with Andy and Will, have put our heads together and want to offer you, our most loyal customer, the following end-of-year deals and opportunities to help us. 

The Ask: Purchase 6 bottles of Smith Story and/or Lord Sandwich wines by the end of 2018. 

Today until 11:59pm December 31, you'll receive complimentary shipping on 6 bottles or more. 

A few insider facts about our 2016 Helluva Vineyard, Pinot Noir ($40 bottle /$480 case): 

  • Helluva is our best selling Pinot Noir of the year. 
  • It's also about to be featured to the world in our Helluva big news coming. 
  • The price on the 2017 Helluva is also changing to $48. 

LOCAL PICKUP? When you select your order for pickup in our Philo Tasting Room or at the RRV Tasting Salon & Winery in Windsor (Grand Cru Custom Crush) you'll be credited 15% of your purchase back to your credit card. 

Well, if Pinot Noir is not your thing... any 6-bottle purchase or more from our website will receive complimentary shipping. 

ONE HELLUVA COOL END OF YEAR BONUS: All orders placed today for shipping or local pickup of $1000 or more will receive an over-night stay in the Anderson Valley in addition to free shipping. Lodging options include (but we are flexible!) a night at The Madrones, The Brambles and/or The Boonville Hotel. 

We have always been honest about our business with you. With your support, our hearts and our desire to be among the greatest wines produced these days... this is what we strive for. We have come a long way from our plans on paper in 2013! 

Are you in? Let's do this! " HELLUVA " is the promo code to use when ordering online. 

How to purchase from our website ( 
Please login and place your order on the Smith Story Wine Cellars website Purchase page and click on "Login". (If this is your first time logging in you will need to hit "recover my password"). If you are purchasing through your mobile device, click on the 3 horizontal lines located to the left of the header and shopping cart icon. 

Shipment of Your Wines 

We will begin shipping these wines ASAP via UPS Ground unless otherwise directed when you purchase. Oh and yes, this may also be shipped as a 6 bottle gift too. 

Pick Up Of Your Wines 

You have the option to pick up at the winery in Windsor or at the Anderson Valley tasting room with an appointment. Will Kinney, our Director of Hospitality will confirm your local pickup orders when ready and is also happy to answer any questions about this release, or the online ordering process. 

From our growing family at Smith Story Wine Cellars, thank you for your support and friendship. We are nervous but remain optimistic about ending 2018 with great success! 

Thank you for being such an important part of Our Story. 

 - Eric & Ali

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