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With a plethora of outstanding wineries and vineyards in Washington, perhaps it’s no surprise that Seattle is home to many great wine shops. Better still, the knowledgeable staff at these establishments are often eager to share their know-how to help you find a bottle you’ll enjoy. Whether you’re looking to pick up a pet-nat for dinner or simply want to stock up on a quality red, consider these local wine shops for all your vino needs.
Pike and Western has been in Pike Place Market since 1975. It’s run by passionate wine aficionados who taste everything that’s stocked in the store and make themselves available for wine-related education and recommendations. Pike Place Market
Beacon Hill’s Petite Soif is co-owned by Lauren Feldman and Shawn Mead, who are also the owners of natural wine retailer Vif in Fremont. At Petite Soif, you can enjoy wines by the bottle or glass, along with a bite to eat—say a focaccia sandwich or chocolate chip cookie. The shop also has a wine club, a “secret garden” courtyard, and sidewalk seating. Masks are required. Beacon Hill
The online sister shop to Left Bank, Glinda offers three packages of seasonally appropriate selections through its monthly wine club: two stand-out affordable wines, two bottles of top-tier wines, or four wines that are a mix of both high and lower price points.
Sure, Moonshot Coffee has vegan butterscotch lattes and salt bagels. But the shop also happens to carry an expansive selection of wine and beer. During Covid, Moonshot is only serving one walk-up party at a time but order online in advance to save time. Delridge
Portalis Wine Shop carries around 500 wines with a focus on small-production wines. Co-owners (and married couple) Jens Strecker and Julie Howe opt for selections from small family estates and community co-ops. The wine list is updated online weekly. Ballard
Carrying a good local selection, as well as options from around the globe, Esquin has pretty much everything by way of wine. Shop by varietal or region. And, hey, if your collection gets too big, Esquin also offers wine storage with temperature-controlled wine lockers for rent. SoDo
Champion Wine Cellars has long focused on old-world wines, but its offerings today let you shop by region (including a healthy Washington wine selection), varietal, food pairing, and even maker (women or BIPOC). Champion also offers free same-day delivery within Seattle for orders $90 and up. Greenwood