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): This white grape comes from a little region in northwest Spain that sits right above Portugal on the Atlantic Ocean. It's one of the world's great fish wines. What is the grape?
Category 2 (New World)
: How many recognized AVA's are in WA State?
Category 3 (Portalis): What is the name of the co-owner of Portalis? (Hint: Jens' wife)
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, Aug 20
No Corkage!
Choose from any of our 450+ bottles in the shop & enjoy in the bar at the retail price. Got something to celebrate? Enjoy a bottle of Joel Falmet Champagne for approx. $10 a glass with no corkage. Crazy, we know. Cheers!

Saturday, Aug 23
Spain: Rueda & Ribera del Duero
Continuing wth our Spanish Wine Pilgrimage, enjoy a stop in northcentral Spain for a white from DO Rueda (Bodegas Casto Pequeno 2010 Chamelin Verdejo) & a red from DO Ribera del Duero (Bodegas Rauda 2008 Tinta Roa Crianza). Both are excellent examples of wines from this part of Spain!  Tasting runs from 2-6pm.

Saturday, Aug 23
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-- WATERMELON FRUIT SALAD with spicy coppa, cotija cheese, pistachio, white balsamic & lime whip | suggested pairing: Philippe Deval Crémant Rosé $12
--2-- HOMEMADE LINGUINI with manila clams, white wine, garlic, butter herb sauce & shaved grana | suggested pairing: Chateau de La Bigotière 2009 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine $8 --3-- SORBET chef's choice & wine pairing tba! Cheers!

Sunday Tasting, Aug 24

Sunday's tasting will feature 4 wines from France's legendary Bordeau region. We'll start in Entre-Deux-Mers with a Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend (Chateau Martinot), then head to the Right Bank for 3 reds: La Fleur Chazal 2010 Bordeaux Rouge, Belle Eleonore 2010 Lussac St. Emillion Rouge & (tah-dah) Château Franc Grâce-Dieu 2010 Saint Emilion Grand Cru. 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 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
08.10.14  Spanish Wine Pilgrimage ... MORE >


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