Tuesday - Saturday: 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm
6754 15th Ave NW
Seattle WA 98117
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.
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 their time to the wine shop & their growing import business.
RhiAnnon, whose name she will tell you is pronounced like the Fleetwood Mac song (and Welsh goddess, by the way) & not the current popstar, says this is what happens when your hobby goes awry: you end up the bar manager at Portalis! Wine Bar Manager was her first job at Portalis. Now that we don't have a bar, she's moved into working at the wine shop & selling for us on the J. Strecker side. As her first love was wine, she's pleased with her new gig as is her dog, Chase, because now he gets to hang out with her at work sometimes!
We hope to see you soon & cheers!