Tuesday - Saturday: 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm
6754 15th Ave NW
Seattle WA 98117
PORTALIS WINE SHOP
features 500+ notable, adventurous, lovingly selected world wines including an expanded selection from Washington State. Portalis is for people ... who are into great wine and want a knowledgeable local wine merchant to use as a resource when making their wine selections. Come check out our new location: 6754 15th Ave NW (98117) in Ballard.
The wine mind behind this operation is Jens Strecker, native German and former anesthesiologist & emergency doc, turned wine merchant. Jens has a huge following of people who know he can help them find the wines they are looking for in the no-nonsense, unpretentious style that’s so appealing to his clientele. He originally started Portalis Wine Shop + Wine Bar (on Ballard Ave) with his wife, Julie, in 2003. In 2011 they expanded into the import business, starting J. Strecker Selections, a direct import company focusing on wines from the Old World. At the end of 2014, they celebrated the end of an era on Ballard Ave and the end of 12 years of the wine bar, moving the shop to its new location (6754 15th Ave NW, a wonderful neighborhood locale in Ballard's Whittier Heights) and allowing them to devote all of their time to the wine shop & their growing import business.
Since 2007, Jon has worked at wineries throughout Washington to help produce fine wines (not counting a year distilling brandy and grappa in Woodinville). He completed the winemaking certificate program at South Seattle College and lives nearby with his wife, son, dog and two cats.
In the fall of 2017, Jaci, our long-time shop manager, moved to Pullman, but she's still here in spirit, doing some of our wine writing remotely for us. So if you see a shelf-talker that makes you laugh out loud, that's probably Jaci, still doing our wine blog posts, tasting notes, and general website maintenance for J. Strecker Selections.
We hope to see you soon & cheers!