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 28: Grenache/Syrah from France's Faugères (Languedoc)
Wed, Oct 29: Carignan/Syrah/Grenache from France's Corbières (Languedoc)
Thu, Oct 30: Rosé from France's Provence

Wednesday, Oct 29
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, Nov 1
Weingut Castelfeder
If you missed the tasting when Ines Giovanett was in town, here's your chance! We'll have their entire line open on Saturday, so stop by to taste indigenous grapes (Pinot Grigio, Kerner, Lagrain, Grauvernatsch) from this northern-most Italian region! Tasting runs from 2-6pm.

Saturday, Nov 1
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-- MANILA CLAMS with white wine, garlic & butter | Chateau De La Bigotière 2009 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine $8
--2-- MEATBALL FETTUCCINE (details tba ...it's going on the menu Saturday afternoon!)
--3-- POT DE CRÈME chocolate | Taylor Fladgate 20y Tawny Port $12. Cheers!

Sunday Tasting, Nov 2

This grape, native to Northern Italy, is known for flavors of red fruit, currants & blackberries. It's naturally high in acid, making it a great food wine. Stop by Saturday to taste Barbera from Alba & Asti: Vinchio & Vaglio Serra Arengo & Vinchio, Vaglio Serra I Tre Vescovi & Pelassa San Pancrazio Barbera d'Alba. 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 Lina Raymond. Stop by for a sip & a look! Show runs thru end of Dec 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
10.27.14  End of an Era on Ballard Ave! ... MORE >


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