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Smith Story Wine Cellars Opens Tasting Room in the Anderson Valley

Grand Opening This Weekend in the New Tasting Room in Philo, CA
by Press Release
April 26, 2017

April 23, 2017, Philo, CA – After three years of careful planning and three harvests, the Smith Story Wine Cellars tasting room will be open to the public for their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday April 30. Owners Ali and Eric Story have chosen the Anderson Valley because of their lengthy history of planting grapes and deep appreciation for family owned wineries in the Anderson Valley AVA. Eric and Ali will be pouring their current releases along with small bites on both days of the Grand Opening this weekend. Grand Opening hours are 12pm-4pm on both days.

The tasting room is located inside The Madrones at 9000 CA-128 in Philo, CA – 26 miles SE of the Pacific Ocean and 32 miles NW of Hwy 101 from the 128 exit.

“The Tasting Room reflects Our Story over our combined 30+ years of careers in the wine business, “ explained Co-Founder Alison Smith Story. Philo is where our friendship began over 13 years ago while Eric was planting Riesling up on Nash Mill Road. Since then, our wine journey has taken us all over the world, many of the photographs inside the tasting room and the displayed empty bottles along our “Inspiration Wall” visually tell Our Story. Since day one of announcing Smith Story Wine Cellars on May 14, 2014, we’ve shown folks that our past wine experiences have heavily influenced our style of winemaking and overall philosophy of the winery. We believe The Madrones complex is reminiscent of the historic European villages among the numerous wine regions we deeply admire.

Visitor’s Experience
The Tasting Room Grand Opening will feature *first-time-offerings to the public among five wines: 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Germany, *2015 Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch, RRV, 2015 Helluva Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley and *Nash Mill Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley. The purpose of the new tasting room is to share Smith Story wines and educate guests about the wine, history and diversity of the Smith Story portfolio. Beginning May 2017, tasting room hours are Friday-Monday 12ish-5pm-ish. Visitors are welcome to schedule an appointment by emailing or calling 707.494.5575. All events and tasting room details can be found on and are updated weekly.

About Smith Story Wine Cellars

Founded by husband and wife Eric Story (Born and raised in the Bay Area) and Alison Smith Story (A native of Texas) on May 14, 2014. Sonoma County based Smith Story Wine Cellars produces wines from family-owned vineyard sites among Anderson Valley, Knights Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Sonoma Mountain AVA’s of California and from the Rheingau region of Germany. Smith Story wines are allocated to Storyteller Wine Club members, sold online to mailing list supporters, sold in their tasting room and through national wholesalers. To learn more please visit and follow daily on

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