Many posts have rolled through our heads recently as we approach our 6th Anniversary. Six years ago we began putting Our Story out there, kept our word for 6 years straight, kicked the hustle game into full-throttle because sharing this journey with YOU holds us accountable. Delivering on all our promises has been so very important to building the foundation Smith Story Wine Cellars.
Those tapes in our head? What have we achieved as a couple? What have we achieved as a new winery? Are we contributing enough to our community? What are we doing right? What are we doing wrong? How can we take a day off, or go away for a real vacation? The tape in our heads is like an old cassette from the 80's playing that groovy song once, then hitting rewind to play it again, over and over and over. It's all quite maddening when we say this out loud. Keep reading though... stay with us here.
Over the past 6 years we've achieved just about everything we set out to accomplish:
- OUR WINES ARE RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS
- THE PRESS, WOW-WE-WHOA, WE'VE HAD INCREDIBLE NATIONAL, WINE TRADE AND LOCAL PRESS SUPPORT
- SMITH STORY WAS NAMED "THE GREAT AMERICAN WINE STORY" AND HOT BRAND BY WINE BUSINESS MONTHLY
- WE HAVE STAYED MARRIED FOR 6 YEARS WHILE STARTING A NEW BUSINESS (THE STRESS IS UNREAL)
- OUR PRICE POINTS HAVE REMAINED AFFORDABLE, THIS HAS NOT BEEN EASY TO DO
- FARMERS FIRST! WE HAVE STUCK TO OUR FIRST STEP OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ONLY WORK WITH FAMILY GRAPE GROWERS
- IT'S BEEN HARD, WE KNEW THIS, IT'S BEEN THE BEST THING EVER THOUGH
- WE'VE TAKEN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIOUSLY WITH SOCKS FOR SANDWICH
- OUR WINERY HAS ACHIEVED FINANCIAL GROWTH EACH YEAR
- THOUSANDS OF YOU HAVE COME TO VISIT US IN CALIFORNIA OR HAVE MET US TRAVELING BECAUSE YOU LOVE SMITH STORY WINES!
Help us bust our forecast AND set a new record in order to GET AHEAD OF THINGS FOR ONCE! Everyone please pay attention here...
May 2019 we're celebrating our 6th Year Anniversary with a very fun promotion "6000 Bottles of Smith Story". What the heck is this? A good old fashioned bottle drive!
PURCHASE 6000 bottles of Smith Story wines through our website and/or tasting rooms between May 1-May 31.
- $6 shipping on all orders placed on 6 bottles or more. Use the promo code: six
- Free admission to our Summer Open House on June 1 at the winery in Windsor with any purchase in May.
- $6 off our 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir! Pay only $14 in May or pay $20 for the rest of the year.
Drink smarter dear friends. Load up on Smith Story, save a few bucks and help our small winery really jump ahead in 2019. We're updating you on 6000 Bottles of Smith Story every single day in May. A few emails will be sent, and each day we'll update our Facebook, IG and Twitter with stats like what bottles are selling the most, what states are buying the most and so much more fun planned along the way.
Now off to send our first emails out... here we go! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for truly making Smith Story Wine Cellars a winery that was started by true believers. Our people are the very best people.
Love and Kindness,
Eric, Ali and Lord Sandwich