BOUTIQUE URBAN WINERY 3849 1ST AVE S #D SEATTLE, WA 98134
hours and location: YOU CAN FIND OUR TASTING ROOM OPEN ON THE WEEKENDS FOR YOUR TASTING PLEASURE!
**We are sorry for any inconvenience, we will be closed Friday Jan 14th. Jan 15 + 16: "Meet the interns!" Alex Wolf and Kevin Meuller will be manning the tasting room! Come meet the next awesome winemakers in Seattle!
SEPTEMBER - APRIL Friday and SATURDAY 12-6 & SUNDAY 12-5
MAY - AUGUST Friday and SATURDAY 1-7 & SUNDAY 1-6
Q: Once I join the wine club, how long am I a member?
A: We value every one of our wine club members. We determine our growth based on our wine club membership. Because wine is always planned two years in advance (grapes purchased in 2016, won’t be wine until 2018) we rely on our wine club sales for two years into the future. If you join now, we hope you will remain happy members for years. We do understand that things change however, and you can cancel your membership any time after your two vintage commitment with a 30 day written notice.
Q: I want to join the wine club, but I only want to buy a few bottles today. Can I do that?
A: Due to our current growth, and using our time wisely (focusing on making delicious wine), we keep our wine club SIMPLE! The day you join, is the day you choose your own case (or 6 bottles), you take it home with you that very day. Our vintage releases are every June, your next club case won’t be ready until then. That’s it! Take your order now and then again every June (However, we do hope you will come visit us in the tasting room before then!)
Q: What if I am gone in June and unable to come to the release party?
A: No problem! If you are unavailable to make our Wine Release Party (but trust us, you do WANT to make it), you have EIGHT weekends to come taste and pick your own personalized case. By the first weekend in September, if you haven’t picked up your case, we choose a case that will contain a little bit of everything we have in stock, and deliver it to you for your convenience.
Q: I would like my wine delivered to my house, is that a possibility?
A: Absolutely! We would prefer not to do that if possible. Why? It costs you money. It is almost $40 to ship a case of wine just within the state of WA. Also, we like to keep an eye on our wine - if it leaves our winery and goes to your nest, we know it has been properly handled and been in temperature controlled environment. Everyone, and the wine - is happy.
Q: I would like to be a “Foundation” Club Member. Can I get on the waiting list for that?
A: So sorry, no. We started our winery in our little house in Ballard. Those people who came to our house and bought wine from our basement, that was pressed in our driveway, from people they quite possibly did not know…those are our “Foundation” Club Members. They took a chance on us and we made a promise that once we got an actual winery and tasting room, their club would close forever. When we did not have much of anything else, we could make a promise and LOYALTY was one thing we could afford.
Q: What wines make up my Club case?
A: This is the great thing about Structure Club Memberships! We WANT you to pick your own case. That is why we allow you 8 weekends to come in, try the wines for yourself and choose the case that best fits your tastes. Picking up and choosing your own unique case also allows for you to (A) get the wine YOU want, (B) control the cost, and (C) saves money in shipping costs. Win/Win/Win!
Q: Do you rent out the Tasting Room for events?
A: Yes! And the news gets better if you are a LOFT Club Member! There is no charge to rent the space for your event!* The deal is simple: You purchase a case of wine per hour to have the space. You choose the wine you prefer, and what does not get opened during your event is yours to take home. Super easy! We can provide catering for your event or you can choose your own. It’s anther way we thank you for being a club member. *We commit to provide this service through 2016. After that, we will look at our abilities and determine if we can extend this perk.
Q: What is the Wine Club only wine?
A: Currently, that wine is our “Cantilever” Red Blend. That wine is for our Club, by our Club. We have a party each year that we invite wine club members and their guests to. At the Blending Party, we taste wine directly from the barrel and each person mixes up their own favorite blend. From that pool of “recipes” or blends, we distill the information and come up with the group favorite and create the “Cantilever”! We let everyone taste the “Cantilever”, but only our wine club is able to purchase it. This wine is always a great value and taste experience, and again it’s a way we show our appreciation to our club members.
Q: What if I buy two cases this year? Do I still have to buy my case next June?
A: Our wine club is based on one case per VINTAGE, not per calendar year. Our Vintages are released every June. Every June VINTAGE = 1 case commitment. BUT feel free to snag a couple extra bottles between vintages! Our small production and extreme value will have you wanting more.
3849 1st Ave South, Seattle WA 98134
We are 1.6 miles south of Safeco Feild and Century Link Stadium on 1st Ave South in the SODO Urban Works Building. Look for tall orange and white signs on the West side of the street. We have plenty of parking right in front of the builiding.
You can find us just down the hall from Schooner Exact Brewery.