In 2014, Portalis Wine Shop + Wine Bar moved its wine shop to the corner of 70th and 15th in Ballard. We feature wines from all over the world, domestic and imported beers and offer tastings of featured items. The tasting room will eventually be available for private events. Portalis has an online store, where—local or not local—you can have a look at the wines that have earned a spot in their shop’s 400 bottle wine selection as well as an extended selection of wines available just via the web. The Portalis Wine Blog is the perfect venue to provide our customers (current and future) with the information that they are interested in having about wine. We’ll review the wines, report on tastings, write up what’s new in the Seattle marketplace, relay interesting interludes with visiting winemakers, have entries from wine trips around the world, and more … so keep posted.
From 2002-2014, Portalis hosted a restaurant and Wine Bar. It was a success for 12 years! It was a venue located in the Old Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Ballard Ave expanded as did our company to JStrecker Selections. You will continue to find owners, Jens Strecker & Julie Howe, or any member of their team to get the low-down on what’s new in the wine world, which wines they’re recommending, upcoming tastings, and more!