More than often we go to bed and and wake up with the world of our family business on our shoulders. Then like clockwork, we're reminded of our circle of support each day which allows us to take a moment to exhale. We're often asked "how do you do all this yourselves?"...well, we didn't! Sure it's taken countless hours of brain-sucking-planning and admin that only we can dig into. But we are surrounded by a huge circle of great people; wizards in the cellar, our razor sharp legal, family vineyard partners, our incredible investors, the best ever compliance and financial pros, hustling teams in our wine warehouses, our enthusiastic wholesaler partners, staffs and owners of wine accounts and of course the daily uplifting notes, messages and purchases from our loyal customers. It feels weird to call you customers since most have become friends since we launched in 2014. This circle keeps the 2 of us going!
As Harvest 2017 comes to a close this year, yet again we're pinching ourselves that we have made a living and a career that was driven by passion with purpose.
The world events, the heaviness of our political environment, hurricanes, mass shootings...these things create considerable pause each day for us, but we continue on making wine that brings smiles and a reason to relax at the end of the day for a growing numbers of Smith Story fans. The two of us, we are so very thankful.
This is Our Story.
Eric and Ali (PS. check out our new events on our Happenings page!)