September 9, 2020 


24 hours ago, this was the sky above our tasting room here in the Anderson Valley. Thankfully, no fires have reached the valley. But we are surrounded by fires as far north as Oregon and South as Big Sur. The fires in Napa and the Russian River areas are nearly contained but not out. Besides extremely bad air quality and ash failing, we are safe. "Sound" however can be questioned at this point! 2020 is beyond challenging as we all know. We continue to gain strength from each of you and your enthusiasm for our family winery's success.  

A special cheers to parents, firefighters, teachers and medical professionals right now. We raise a glass to all our heroes keeping this nation of families safe and held together. The past few weeks have been busy with visiting guests here in our new patio "The Smith Story Weingarten" and we have heard so many stories of resilience, sadness, uncertainty and plenty of love for each other and your communities. We are so honored to be providing a place to escape here in Philo. We do miss seeing so many of you who live outside of the West Coast!  

Join us in Celebrating the Joy of Wine!   

If you can't purchase direct from us, please keep telling your favorite wine shops and restaurants to carry Smith Story Wine Cellars.  


Our 2020 Fall Wine Release is LIVE through September 18, 2020 

Whoa! September has arrived and so has our 2020 Fall Wine Release. We are thrilled to release our two most popular wines this month. Our 2019 Smith Story Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County and the 2018 Helluva Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley.  

These two Smith Story wines will certainly take you on a journey to the top of the Sonoma Mountain AVA and through the beautiful winding CA 128 West in the Anderson Valley. Our 2019 is sleek and sexy, while our new 2018 Helluva Vineyard Pinot Noir is very classic "Smith Story Style" with incredible aromatics and graceful fruit that always helps you end the day with a smile.  

Please login to your profile (login is on the upper right-hand corner of the Purchase page) and click on Allocations. If you are a Storyteller Wine Club member, your Fall Shipment can be found under Order History to see your 2020 Fall Shipment. If you want to order additional wines, please email us directly so we can add this to your club shipment.  

Please please please update your current 1) shipping address and 2) credit card information. 2020 has created havoc on the shipping addresses among other ridiculousness.  

We have begun running wine club orders and our DIY shipping department. If you have orders currently on "summer heat hold", we will combine them with your Fall Shipment. Wines will begin shipping as soon as the weather cools from Philo to your place. Bay Area Porch delivery is now an option too.  

Both of these special wines are limited online and are going to help us all end the year hopefully on a delicious high-note!  Thank you for your loyal support, we remain hopeful and determined to keep Smith Story Wine Cellars an important and fun part of your life.  

Peace and love,  

Ali & Eric Story 
Smith Story Wine Cellars 
"The All American Wine Story"

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