Portalis Wines
Portalis Wines



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 us for a free consultation> 
 



Become a Portalis Insider



    
    
 
 




Shop Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Monday: closed



6754 15th Ave NW
Seattle WA 98117
206-783-2007
info@portaliswines.com

 

 


Shop


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.

About Us

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.  


Prior to our move in 2015, Jaci worked as one of our sales reps for J.Strecker Selections and as a writer for technical sheets and blogs for our website(s).  We were thrilled that she could join us full time.  She is a Sommelier, artist and mother.  If she looks familiar, it's because she's worked all over Seattle in hospitality (Volterra, Rays, Kaspars, DiStefano Winery) and the arts.  Jaci loves to entertain, and can be rather entertaining in  her own rite!

We hope to see you soon & cheers!
Julie, Jens & Jaci -- The Portalis Team
 



Events at Portalis
Join our EMAIL LIST for news + events! 
This week's 
tasting schedule:
Sep 28     Tempranillo
Sep 29     Prosecco
Sep 30     Luck of the Draw
Oct 1        Saturday: Veneto (IT)
Oct 2        Sunday: Rioja (SP)
               

Food + Wine

Fall French Cuisine!

   MORE >

Beer

The history & some recommendations!

Portalis Wines News
Press Release: May 3, 2016
SIP Northwest - Spring 2016: 10 Seafaring Locales to Sip Into by Julia Wayne

MORE >

Portalis Wine Club
Two clubs to choose from: Portalis Explores! (budget) & Portalis Wine Club (no holds barred). Makes a wonderful gift!

Check out September's wine notes: Portalis Explores!: Northern Italian Classics & Portalis Wine Club: Piedmont (Italy)!
Gift Ideas at Portalis

Anniversary Pairings!  MORE >

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.

Portalis Wine Blog
09.07.2016  Volcanic Vineyard Bounty

MORE >


 


Varietal Descriptions  |  Wine Clubs  |  Gifts  |  News  |  Shipping Information  |  Cart  |  My Account  |  Log Off  |  Contact Us  |  206.783.2007
Copyright 2003-2016 Portalis Wines Inc.  |  Site Map