We are now located at: 6754 15th Ave NW
That’s on the southeast corner of
15th Ave NW & 70th Street, across from
Brunswick & Hunt & down the
street from The Fat Hen, Delancey,
Essex & Honoré Bakery and caddy
corner from Grumpy D's Coffeehouse.
Our Ballard Ave Wine Bar
closed at the end of 2014.
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Tuesday - Saturday: 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm
6754 15th Ave NW
Seattle WA 98117
01.26.2015 Off The Beaten Path Varietals: Kerner
Developed in 1929 in Lauffen, Germany by German grape breeder August Herold, Kerner has quickly become a popular varietal throughout Germany, Austria, and parts of Northern Italy. Herold crossed the varietals of Trollinger (also known as Schiava Grigia or Grauvernatsch depending on what part of the world you’re in; photo: Castelfeder 2014 Vernatsch harvest) with the classic Riesling grape.
Herold named his invented varietal after the poet Justinias Kerner, known for composing classic German drinking songs. Released for general cultivation in 1969, Kerner is one of the youngest commercially available varietals. It was firstly introduced to Germany, followed by Austria, Switzerland, and Italy (where it was introduced in the early 1970's). It’s now planted throughout the world in such places as: South Africa, British Columbia, England, and Michigan.
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Jan 24 First day open in our new shop with
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