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 Fall Tasting Series: Wine Tour of the World
Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 4-9pm to travel through most of the wine producing regions of the world, sampling the wines from that particular area. We'll have maps! We'll have photos! Should be lots of wine learning fun!  We'll start in WA State, then head through Oregon, California, then over to the Old World than on to New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Chili and the back up to WA State for a little coming home finale!
Tasting starts this week:
Tue, Sep 16: Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley
Wed, Sep 17: Cabernet Sauvignon from California's Sonoma Valley
Thu, Sep 18: Zinfandel from California

Wednesday, Sep 17
No Corkage!
Choose from any of our 450+ bottles in the shop & enjoy in the bar at the retail price. Summer weather continues, so celebrate with a high-end bottle of rosé: Domaine de Frégate 2013 Bandol Rosé ~ White floral notes on the nose. Soft & fruity yet still very dry. And with no corkage, it's <$6.50 a glass! Cheers to summer!

Saturday, Sep 20
Domaine Perraud
This is our go-to guy for affordable Burgundy. Jean-Christophe Perraud (above) had always dreamt of becoming a winemaker. At the age of 24 he produced his first vintage with his family’s 4 hectares. Today their estate consists of 25 ha and is spread over 5 villages adjacent to the Domaine (near La Roche-Vineuse).Join to taste a white: Domaine Perraud 2010 Macon Villages & a red: Domaine Perraud 2010 Bourgogne Rouge from this young, rebel producer. Tasting runs from 2-6pm.

Saturday, Sep 20
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-- TOAST with tarragon egg salad, bacon lardon & watercress | suggested pairing: Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe 2011 Soave $9
--2-- BBQ GAME HEN bacon-wrapped with jicama orange slaw & corn on the cob | suggested pairing: Tenuta Montecchiesi 2011 Sangiovese Rosé $9
--3-- S’MORE TART with homemade graham cracker, homemade vanilla marshmallow & dark chocolate ganache | suggested pairing: Hancock's President's Reserve Single Barrel $10. Cheers!

Sunday Tasting, Sep 21
Oktoberfest Wines

You heard us! Stop by and check out a lineup of Austrian wines from Weingut Prechtl (owner Petra Prechtl pictured left), all of which would be a great companion to a brat off the grill: Welschriesling, Längen Grüner Veltliner (single-vineyard), Zweigelt & their Reserve Red (a blend of Zweigelt, St-Laurent & Blaufränkisch). Tasting runs from 11am to 4pm during the Ballard Farmers Market.

Shop + Bar

Food + Wine

Food+Wine: Wine Tips for Fish


 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

Wedding Gift Ideas:
1, 5 & 10-year anniversary gifts!

Artist Wall 

New show by returning Ballard artist Lisa Snow Lady. Stop by for a sip & a look! Show runs thru end of Sep 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
08.10.14  Spanish Wine Pilgrimage ... MORE >


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