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Smith Story Wine Cellars "6000 Bottles of Smith Story" May Campaign

Smith Story is having a good-old fashioned bottle drive to celebrate their 6-year anniversary.
by Press Release
May 01, 2019

 Windsor, CA, May 9, 2019 – Smith Story Wine Cellars, recently selected by Wine Business Monthly as a HOT BRAND “Couple Kickstarts All-American Wine Story,” is celebrating their 6th Anniversary in May by launching a bottle-drive called “6000 Bottles of Smith Story”. 6000 bottles of Smith Story wines purchased in the month of May aims to set a new record for their small winery. Husband/wife founders Eric Story and Alison (Ali) Smith Story, credit their growing success to the partner relationships they have formed over the years: with each other, their family grape growers and their fiercely loyal wine fans who’ve bought, shared, toasted and traveled with Smith Story wines all over the world. Today through May 31, they are excited to offer benefits to their fans when they purchase Smith Story wines from the winery website, while visiting at the winery and/or from their tasting room. 6000 Bottles of Smith Story benefits include $6 shipping on a 6 bottle or more purchase, $6 discount on their new 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir and complimentary ticket to their Open House and Market on June 1 at the winery (Grand Cru Custom Crush) in Windsor.

Due to the momentous consumer engagement, largely in part due to the Kickstarter launch and significant social media community of Smith Story fans, the wines are in strong demand. Says Ali, “the last 6 years have been full of emotions, it’s our loyal following that has kept us keeping on. Starting a new winery from scratch and as newlyweds is not for the faint of heart, giving back in a fun way will be such a lift this month. We’re updating daily best selling wines, sharing what states are purchasing the most from us and encouraging our followers and customers to post videos of their favorite Smith Story memories over the years too.”

Bay Area born Eric and Fort Worth, Texas native Ali met while both working for K&L Wine Merchants in Northern California. Pursuing their dream to make their own wine (but on a wine- industry budget), the newlyweds launched a Kickstarter campaign and Smith Story Wine Cellars became the very first US winery to be successfully crowd-funded. Their focus with Smith Story is to represent the kind of wine that the “curious wine drinker” enjoys – true wines with purpose, wines of vibrancy and place, and wines with heart. Says Eric, “Old world influenced wines is what we’ve become known for and this warms my heart so much, the wines are such a vision come true for us”. The Smith Story wine portfolio includes grower-focused wines from the Anderson Valley, Sonoma County, and Rheingau Germany (via Eric Story Selections), with a variety of character profiles and price points that range from $20 to $80.

About Smith Story Wine Cellars
Founded by husband and wife team Eric Story and Alison Smith Story on May 14, 2013, 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 AVAs 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 larger volume wines are also sold through national wholesalers. To learn more please visit and follow daily on For future appointments to visit the Smith Story Wine Cellars tasting salon in Windsor, CA or the tasting room in Philo, CA, please email or call (707) 494.5575. Follow Smith Story on Instagram at @smithstorywines.

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