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 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
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This week's 
tasting schedule:
Oct 26     Schnäppchen Tasting
Oct 27     Pair This Dish With...
Oct 28     Luck of the Draw -- Brunello+
Oct 29     Saturday: Luca Ferraris with special
                guest: Emiliano Morando
Oct 30     Sunday: Inky, Dark & Brooding

Food + Wine

Fall French Cuisine!

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Cider Season!

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


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!: Southern Rhône (FR) & Portalis Wine Club: West Coast (CA)!
Gift Ideas at Portalis

Party Wines!  MORE >

Portalis Wine Blog
09.07.2016  Volcanic Vineyard Bounty



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