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, Oct 21: Albariño from Spain's Riax Baixas
Wed, Oct 22: Tempranillo from Spain's La Mancha
Thu, Oct 23: Cava from Spain's Penedès

Wednesday, Oct 22
No Corkage!
Choose from any of our 450+ bottles in the shop & enjoy in the bar at the retail price. A delicious well-priced bottle of OR Pinot turns crazy good with no corkage! We recommend: Broadley 2013 Pinot Noir. With no corkage, it's <approx $5 a glass! Crazy, we know!


Saturday, Oct 25
Tenuta Montecchiesi
The Dal Cero family based in the Veneto also owns and operates this small estate in Tuscany. Tenuta Montecchiesi vineyards are located near Cortona. Join to taste their IGT Sangiovese & Preziosaterra SuperTuscan. Tasting runs from 2-6pm.

Saturday, Oct 25
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-- CAESAR SALAD with homemade croutons, shaved parmesan & white anchovy | Chateau de La Bigotière 2009 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine $8
--2-- PORK BELLY braised with kostritzer dark lager, red cabbage, mashed potato & apple horseradish relish | Weingut Prechtl 2007 Reserve Red Cuvée $9.50 or Köstritzer Schwarzbier $4.50 --3-- GERMAN APPLE CAKE with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, granny smith apple, almond streusel & vanilla ice cream $9 | Boulard Grand Solage $8. Cheers!

Sunday Tasting, Oct 26
Northern Spain

We'll being doing a sweep across Northern Spain on Sunday, starting with 2 Ribera del Duera (vineyards pictured): Bodegas Rauda
Tinto Roa Roble & Crianza
& then heading east to Rioja, where we'll bring out some bigger guns in honor of fall: Zuazo Gaston Crianza & Reserva. Should be funs tasting these regions back to back. Tasting runs from 11am to 4pm during the Ballard Farmers Market.

Shop + Bar

Food + Wine

Food+Wine: Hail to Chef Tracey & the fine work she's done over the last 7+ years!


 Portalis Wine Bar Menu
New: RABBIT POT PIE with carrots, peas,
red potato & homemade crust paired with
Château du Grand Caumont
2008 Tradition Corbières

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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