Thursday Night Thoughts

A quick update for our dear Smith Story Wine Cellars family and fans tonight before the busy holiday weekend ahead. 

Tomorrow is #InternationalCabernetDay according to the internet. Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pickberry Vineyard, continues to impress cabernet and non-cabernet wine drinkers alike. Stock up for the upcoming Fall and Winter months, our 2017 won't release for another year.  $68 a bottle/$60 for Storyteller wine club members! The photo on our HOME page is of the gorgeous Pickberry Vineyard, a stunning hillside on Sonoma Mountain.  

Labor Day: Ali's running the tasting room in the Anderson Valley 11-4pm. Eric's overseeing our first Harvest 2019 pick!  We are so thrilled with the quality of the fruit so far, this first pick is with our Knights Valley Sauvignon Blanc vineyard partner, we're expecting about five tons of luscious grapes!  

Private Tastings at the Winery During Harvest: All tasting fees will be waived from September 1 through October 31 when you book directly through us via tastings@smithstorywines.com RIGHT ON! Please wear work-out-ish shoes and allow a good 60 minutes for your time with us. This time of year will allow you a true insider's peek at all the harvest behind the scenes. Details on the VISIT page.  

Lastly, thank you for taking time to support our family winery by purchasing the Fall 2019 Release and our delicious wines that are available via our website and in our tasting rooms. We adore meeting those who visit and love hearing the delight our wines bring to you! You are the reason we keep on keeping on!  

It's been a while, so since today is also a #throwbackthursday pour yourself a big glass of Smith Story wine and re-read (and share!) this wonderful feature written by Dave McIntire of The Washington Post... big things are cooking, can't wait to tell you all soon!  

Keep us in your thoughts as we enter into our 6th Harvest, we've never be so tired and determined!

Cheers, Ali, Eric, Will and Lord Sandwich 


Celebrating Small Family Vineyards 

Our 5th fall wine release showcasing four family vineyards, vineyards that continue to create the level of quality that Smith Story has become known for. 

Our 2019 Fall release celebrates 2017 Pinot Noir from the deep-end of the Anderson Valley where the sun filled days are wrapped up under a starry sky with very cool nights. The high-altitude mountain fruit vineyards among Chalk Hill, Pine Mountain, Russian River Valley AVAs show-off a complexity in our 2017 Cabernet Franc. We are continually inspired by the geological wonderland of California wine country 

Insider tip: This release will go quickly do to the small production sizes.  

To Purchase Your Allocations 

2017 The Boonies, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 

The most anticipated Smith Story pinot noir release ever! 2017 Smith Story Wine Cellars, The Boonies, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley. $58 a bottle/$696 a case. Read more about The Boonies Pinot Noir. 

2017 Cabernet Franc, Sonoma County 

A three vineyard blend picked all in the same week of September 25th, two of which are coming from high elevation sites. Pine Mountain (2400’), a ridge top above Russian River (1100’) and then balanced out by a Chalk Hill site.  Keep reading... 

The Fall 2019 Wine Release Ends Monday September 9, 2019 at Midnight. 

The Storytellers Wine Club members will be contacted by Will Kinney 
this week to confirm orders, September 1 credit cards will be charged. 

Storytellers: No need to manually order your wines. 

For those who haven't joined our Storytellers family yet... To join and reap the rewards, it's easy to do here on the website. Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts, we're patiently awaiting on Harvest 2019 to begin!

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