Alison Smith-Story
Smith Story Wine Cellars, California

As the create sales force behind Smith Story Wine Cellars, Alison Smith Story puts a heap of stock in the power of community. After a decade of running her Austin, Texas boutique sales and marketing firm for wineries and importers she was convinced there was room for a new winery doing things old school by frankly telling their true story powered by incredibly delicious wine. “Kickstarted” with husband Eric in 2014, Smith Story is the first winery to be fully crowdfunded. It seems to have paid off for all involved: the winery has rocketed to success, with a strong fan base and tasting rooms in both Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

Smith Story has been named to the “The 52 California Wineries you need to visit in 2020″ & “The Ultimate Anderson Valley Bucket List” by the SF Chronicle, “Where the Cool Kids Go” by Sonoma Magazine among numerous national accolades. Also for her work ethic and leadership, Alison has been named one of Sonoma Magazine‘s “5 Inspiring Wine Women”. Ali has spoken as an female entrepreneur … Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women’s Conference, Unified Wine Symposium “Outsourcing Success” and the Wonder Women of Wine in Austin, Texas. IG: @smithstorywines

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