This is a BIG DEAL FOR US!

July 14, 2020 

Good News Keeps on Coming!   10best tasting rooms usa today logo

Who knew a global pandemic would create so much media attention for our small winery!? I'm proud to know Our Story is resonating with so many. Wine Business Monthly named us a 'Hot Brand & The All American Wine Story" last year, keeping the winery running smoothly together during these challenging times is priority. Like we've said on numerous occasions "we didn't get this far to just get this far".  The national and regional press has taken note too ...year seven of Smith Story Wine Cellars baby! THANK YOU for believing in us so much, our guests and loyal customers continue to energize our day. 

Smith Story Wine Cellars has been nominated in the USA Today 2020 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards! Their expert panel selected Smith Story Wine Cellars as a contender for Best Tasting Room, which just launched.  You can vote once a day for the run of the contest. We are honored to be nominated among some very iconic wineries. USA Today:  PLEASE VOTE FOR US HERE!   You may vote often...please!  WE ARE IN IT TO WIN IT!  Oh this would help us greatly as the smallest winery among their list of nominees.  

Voting ends Monday, August 10th and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, August 21st.  

Last Friday... The Washington Post Features Smith Story Wine Cellars! 
California’s reopening seemed more upbeat for Alison Smith Story and her husband, Eric Story, when they began welcoming guests back to their Smith Story Wines tasting room in Philo, in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley.  

Big thanks to Dave McIntyre for his kind words and journalism about our first generation family winery that is doing great things! Link to full article here. 

Announcing the new "Smith Story Wein Garten" smith story wine garden philo california red umbrellas blue sky

We are open in the Anderson Valley! Just in time for the latest CA shutdowns, we received our permit to use the courtyard area in front of our tasting room in the Anderson Valley. We are now able to host up to 16 guests at one time safely outside. We remain appt. only Monday-Saturday and walk-ins are welcome if we having open tables.  

Reservations required to help us manage in real-time & maintain cleaning protocols for hosting. Day one was today, bonus is that we're both going to get our "steps in" each day! ha. We had a full patio full of good citizens and new fans of Smith Story Wines. Once the new Wickson Restaurant opens, we hope a small menu will be available of German pretzels  and snacks to enjoy with your wine.  

To reserve your tasting appt. and details: 

Summer Fun 2020 UPDATE 

Thursday - Saturday Only: Stop by for a “Helluva Summer Slushee” to-go or to enjoy on the patio. A new FUN offering to keep things chill this summer and well into harvest. The Helluva Summer Slushee is 100% pinot noir and due to instant popularity last Saturday, it's the only flavor we are offering for a long while.  

A reminder... Texas White Glove Shipping: $40 door to door on a case of wine (12 bottles) Promo code: TexasWhiteGlove upon checkout. We need approx. 20 more case orders before we can take advantage of this special price for air-conditioned delivery from California.  

Anderson Valley and Mendocino Coast Lodging: OPEN for business!  Make your reservations, they are limited the capacity in the county so rooms are booking up quickly. A few favorites of our guests include The Madrones and Brambles, The Boonville Hotel, The Brewery Gulch Inn, The Harbor House, The Stanford Inn, Trillium Cafe and Inn and Seafoam Lodge. The Mendocino Grove has been a super fun family favorite too!   

Peace and Love and Smith Story Wines!  

-Eric and Ali Story 

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