Wishing You a Merry Smithmas

Charles Smith with a Santa hat
Charles is enjoying Christmas in Hawaii, this year

We Love the Holidays

Yeah, okay. Everyone loves the holidays. But our founder’s passion for the season is contagious. From his annual 12 Days of Smithmas to lavish dinners and parties, Charles’ excitement for all things holiday really started when he was traveling overseas.

“I love the Danish Christmas,” Charles’s voice lit up as he explained. “You have this thing called the Julefrokost, where you gather with friends and eat and drink. You can get invited to anywhere from one to twenty of them starting December 1 through Christmas. It’s a great time to eat and drink and celebrate friends, the tradition of candles on the tree and the family joining in song… There’s nothing more beautiful than going down the walking street of Copenhagen when it’s all strung with garland and big luminous red hearts, which are a primary symbol of Christmas.”

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Sometimes Things Just Name Themselves

One sniff sets my mind a reeling! Vintage Chanel bag with broken cigarette, N°5 perfume, lipstick and a few loose coins… My heart!
Chapter two. As the aromas lift, I can’t turn the page fast enough. Black plum, cool ash, velvet drapes, dense yet airy with room for everything…
The texture as smooth as the pages of a well-aged book. Truly poetry. My poem.”

With descriptors like these from a man like Charles Smith, how can you not be intrigued?

A beautiful photo of the Stoneridge vineyard. Blue skies with white clouds sit above rolling mountains and green grape vines

Charles’ wines have never been for the faint of, well, heart, and his Heart and Skull Syrahs are no different.

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