Portalis Wines
Portalis Wines

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wedding, a special birthday celebration or 
anniversary? We'll make sure the wines 
for your occasion are appropriate to the 
festivities, delicious & within budget. 
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Shop Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Monday: closed

6754 15th Ave NW
Seattle WA 98117




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 their 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.  

We hope to see you soon & cheers!
Julie (pictured above with Jens)
Co-owner, Portalis Wines

Events at Portalis
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This week's 
tasting schedule:
Nov 25   Thanksgiving Wines ...last chance!
Nov 26   Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 28   Special Guest: Jeff Boyer with 
               TERTULIA CELLARS

Food + Wine

Chef Tracey is back, wriiting seasonal recipes for our Food+Wine column.  This month we have her favorite line up for Thanksgiving!  Check out this five course meal!


For the love of Belgian Beers!

Portalis Wines News
Press Release: February 3, 2015
PORTALIS Wine Shop Grand Opening
The dust has settled, our shelves are stocked, and we're ready to celebrate! ... 


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

Over the River and Through the Woods... a few tidbits on Holiday Travel.

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
11.10.15  Obscure Red Wine for Fall Dinners



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