Portalis Wines
Portalis Wines
Setting the bar for wine in Seattle

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Have an upcoming event? An office party, a
wedding, a special birthday celebration or
anniversary? We'll make sure the wines
for your occasion are appropriate to the
festivities, delicious & within budget.
Contact Portalis Wines owner
Jens Strecker, for a consultation>




Shop Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 3pm to bar close
Friday - Sunday: 11am to bar close
Monday: closed

Bar Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm to 11pm
Friday: 4pm - midnight
Saturday: noon - midnight
Sunday: noon - 10pm
Monday: closed


5205 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle WA 98107



Portalis Wines Events

HAPPY HOUR  $5 Wine by the Glass featuring our J. Strecker imports (weekdays 4-6pm) & Chef Tracey's Small Plates Bar Menu now joins Happy Hour
TUESDAYS  $5 Wine by the Glass ...all night
WEDNESDAYS  No Corkage Fee ($15). Drink a bottle in the bar for the shop price
THURSDAYS  Small Plates Menu ...all night (in addition to regular bar menu)
SATURDAYS  3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner Menu ($25-$45)
SUNDAYS  $5 Wine by the Glass featuring our J. Strecker imports ...6-8pm


New Game: Summer Wine Trivia!
Every Tuesday this summer, we'll post questions in 3 categories. Correct answers will win you a $5 Happy Hour glass of wine (even if it's not Happy Hour!) & enter you to win an end of summer drawing for a $50 Portalis gift certificate for the wine bar!  This week's questions:
Category 1 (Old World): All of these varietals come from Italy: Nebbiolo, Primitivo, Inzolia, Cannonau, Nerello Mascalese, Lagrein, Nero d'Avola, Barbera.  All are red grapes except for one. Which one?
Category 2 (New World): Oregon has made its name producing a red & a white grape. Both have two word names and both start with the same word. What are the 2 grapes?   
Category 3 (Portalis): Portalis owner Jens Strecker had a very different job when he was in Germany. What was it?
Please send answers to info@portaliswines.com or better yet, stop in for a glass of wine and submit your answers in person! Deadline for this week's questions is Monday. Cheers!

New Tasting Series: Name That Grape!
Our summer wine game is back! We'll have a different single varietal (in a bag to hide its identity) every Wednesday & Thursday through August. Stop by, take a taste, make a guess! If you're correct, you get one glass of wine at the Happy Hour price ($5), your pick! Game runs June thru end of August. Cheers!

Wednesday, Jul 30
No Corkage!
Choose from any of our 450+ bottles in the shop & enjoy in the bar at the retail price. We recommend a new J. Strecker arrival, just in time for summer: Domaine de Frégate 2013 Bandol Rosé! High-end rosé from Provence's Bandol region. a blend of Mourvedre, Grenache & Cinsault, this beautiful rosé has white floral notes. Soft & fruity and at the same time still very dry. And, with no corkage it's <$7 per glass. Crazy, we know. Cheers!

Saturday, Aug 2
Join to taste a white (Arneis), a rosé (Nebbiolo!) & a red blend (Nebbiolo/Barbera) from Piedmont! The Pelassa family produces extraordinary wines from their vineyards around Montà d’ Alba, in the Roero area of Piemont (Northern Italy). Some of our very favorites! Tasting runs from 2-6pm.

Saturday, Aug 2
Dinner at Portalis
Join us for our 3-course dinner menu every Saturday from 5-9pm. The menu changes weekly & runs $25-$45. Regular bar menu available in addition. This week::
--1-- QUINOA SALAD with grape tomatoes, fresh corn, goat cheese & white basalmic vingerette | Cave des Grands Crus Blancs 2009 Pouilly-Loché $11
--2-- ROASTED EGGPLANT INVOLTINI with ricotta & tomato basil relish | Weingut Prechtl 2007 Reserve Red Cuvée $9.50
--3-- SORBET...flavor & pairing tba! Cheers!
Sunday Tasting, Aug 3
French Rosé

We're deep in the warmest weather of summer, and nothing tastes better than rosé! Join to taste 4 direct imports from J. Strecker, 2 from the Loire Valley: Philippe Deval Crémant de Loire Rosé & Les Caprices d'Ines Rosé d'Anjou and 2 from Provence: Domaine La Bessonne Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé & Domaine de Frégate Bandol Rosé. Tasting runs from 11am to 4pm during the Ballard Farmers Market.

Shop + Bar

Food + Wine

Food+Wine: Wine Pairings Tips for Fruit


 Portalis Wine Bar Menu
New: TARTE FLAMBÉE prawns,
pesto, oven-roasted tomato, smoked
mozzarella & grana paired with
Castelfeder 2011 Pinot Grigio "15"
Personal Wine Profile
Let us know your wine preferences and we'll contact you with wines you may be interested in as they become available.
Gift Ideas at Portalis

Winter Gift Ideas: For winter babies & more! 

Artist Wall 

New show by Ballard artist Carole d'Inverno. Stop by for a sip & a look! Show runs thru end of Aug 2014.


Portalis Wines News

Beyond the Glass Wine shops are now acting as social centers, schools, restaurants, even travel agencies, offering far more than just free tastings.
Published on Dec 2, 2010
The Portalis Wine Shop + Wine Bar in Seattle offers customers three-course dinners, art shows and tastings.


Portalis Wine Club
Makes a wonderful gift! Two clubs to choose from: Portalis Explores! (bugdet) & Portalis Wine Club (no holds barred)
Portalis Video Wall
...coming soon

Portalis Wine Blog
05.27.14  Does Vintage Matter when Choosing a Rosé ... MORE >


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