Celebrate Smith Story Wine Cellars Two Year Anniversary with Us!
Time flies when you are starting a winery from scratch! Saturday May 14, 2016 marks our two year Anniversary. Four years ago we had a plan in our heads, put it onto paper, then onto the laptop and after a silly amount of spreadsheets created and dollars spent later...May14, 2014 Smith Story Wine Cellars officially began!
Two years of so much love, winemath and working our guts (& hearts) off. Cheers to what is inside the bottle first, man we love the beauty found in each and every one of our wines. So much to celebrate together...Life IS like a bowl of cherries.
Available for Purchase
The best way to help us celebrate our first two years is by pouring Smith Story Wine Cellars in your glass! We are still shipping orders direct from the winery - watching the temperature to assure safe arrival each day. So far this year our best sellers are ranked:
1. 2014 Thorn Ridge Vineyard, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, $75
2. 2015 Lakota's View Sémillon, Sonoma Mountain, $40
3. 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Knights Valley & Sonoma Mountain, $25
The new 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir release is soon taking over the #3 spot...please purchase the crazy good, dry pink wine while supplies last.
Celebrations Up Close & Personal
Private Tastings: Since we don't have an official tasting room, we're making the most of our surroundings and resources for tastings and events. We may meet you at the winery, one of our vineyards, or in our home pending on logistics and availability. Once harvest begins in a few months, all tastings will be held at the winery located in South Sonoma. Please send your request firstname.lastname@example.org so we can schedule accordingly & accommodate.
In-House Corporate Tastings: If your company is located in the Bay Area, please reach out to us for an in-house Smith Story Wine Cellars tasting at your office. Last week we poured for Google and made a ton of new friends of the winery. These special tastings allow us to really tell Our Story and taste wine with new folks in a calm, cool and collected environment. We show up with wine and stems - it's that easy. Emailali@smithstorywines.com for details and requests.
Open to the Public: please continue to read our Happenings page on the website. A FULL summer schedule is ahead and is kicking off tomorrow with a Rosé pop-up and release party at Robber Baron on Polk Street. Small world, Eric grew up with the owners in Redwood City and wasn't until recently that Robber Baron discovered that the delicious Smith Story Wines they've been pouring were ours! Full circle...not to mention Polk Street is Ali's old stomping grounds while living in San Francisco years ago. This event will be a fun one indeed!
Excited to see many of you at the following tasting events...all details listed on the Happenings page on our website.
May 11: San Francisco: Smith Story Rosé Release Party at Robber Baron 6-9pm
May 14: Tiburon: we are pouring wines at the Tiburon Wine Festival, 1-4pm
May 17-19: Los Angeles: Ali's working with our distributor for a few days, please reach out if you have a favorite shop/wine bar/restaurant that we should visit!
June 4-5: San Francisco: Union Street Street Festival, Ali's pouring in Cow Hollow at this epic San Francisco event!
June 10: Fort Worth, Texas: Smith Story Wine Cellars at G R A C E! Please call to reserve your seats 817.877.3388, menu now listed on our website. $125 per person. Eric and Ali will both be leading this fabulous evening!
June 25-26: San Anselmo, California: San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival: Ali & Eric will be on hand - if we have any wines left to pour! True Story.
A word from our Co-Winemakers
"Bloom has just started or just about to start in many of our vineyards. We are tucking up shoots and shoot thinning. In the cellar, we are racking some of our lots and checking in on everything regularly. The 2015 wines in barrel are tasting beautiful already. As we go into June, we will start our blending for our summer bottling of the 2015 Helluva Pinot Noir and 2015 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay." - Katy & Ross
We love seeing all your photos of wines being shared over dinner, boating, patio-pounding...with family, friends and dogs of course! Follow us on Instagram @smithstorywines for a real behind the scenes look at our daily happenings. Looking forward to another year ahead with you all and growing Smith Story Wine Cellars!
Eric, Ali & Lord Sandwich
Smith Story Wine Cellars
Drink What You Love. Love What You Drink. This is Our Story.