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.  

Jaci worked for us as a wine rep at J. Strecker Selections before joining the Portalis Wine Shop team with our move to the new location. A Sommelier, she currently works the floor at Volterra and previously was the Beverage Manager for Ray's and Kaspars.  An event planner as well, she worked with WA winery Di Stefano.  Jaci is a writer, an artist, a mother, and more. We are delighted to have this multi-talented woman on board!

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

Events at Portalis
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Jul 30  Thursdays: Regional Rendezvous
Jul 31  Special Tasting: Coral Wines 
              ...with Christopher Chan
Aug 01  Saturday Tasting: Southern France
Aug 02  Sunday Tasting: Muscadet
Aug 07  Fridays: Luck of the Draw Tasting
Aug 08  Saturday Tasting: Rosé
Aug 09  Sunday Tasting: Fish Wines

Food + Wine

Chef Tracey is back, wriiting seasonal recipes for our Food+Wine column. Check out her Buffalo Burgers to celebrate July 4th!


Old World Pale Lagers:  Pilsner three ways.

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

Poolside and Picnics!

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
07.01.15  Beyond Beautiful- British Columbia



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