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A Sip of Spain

Want a thumbprint for a good everyday Spanish red?  Look no farther.  Today we’ll be pouring the Adaras Huella.  Come get your fingers on it.
2017 Venta La Vega, Adaras Huella Red  $13
60% Garnacha Tintorera, 40% Monastrell
The Huella is made from 20-year-old Grenache and 40-year-old Monastrell vines grown on limestone soils and aged for 10 months in barrel. This traditional Spanish Red blend is intense, complex, and elegant. Noted for its aromatic profile with notes of cherries and plums, in addition to smoked and mineral touches.

Shop Hours
Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6PM


The ice has melted, the rains returned, and the streets to the wine shop are wide open. Madrona Wine will be open today from noon to 6pm today for those last-minute holiday needs.  And we will be heading to the Burgundy section and opening a Pinot Noir to celebrate the day.  Stop by, see which one we pick out and have a taste.

Happy Holidays,
Jim, Mark, & Patrick
Madrona Wine Merchants

Shop Hours
Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6 PM
Closed Christmas Day

Closed This Friday

Madrona Wine Merchants will be closed this Friday.
September 16th

We will be open Saturday and Sunday with Guest Proprietor Sarah Timbrook-Nugent sitting in for us while Mark & I are away doing family stuff.  Please be nice to her, we want her to come back.

Mark & Jim

Everybody Loves A Mystery!

Who doesn’t love a mystery?  Here’s what we can tell you:
99% of these wines are Red (there is 1 bottle of tawny port floating around in there somewhere).
They all have stained labels (some just a little, some quite a lot).
They all normally sell for between $13 to $20 a bottle (a couple even more).
None of them were made in Woodinville.
First come first served.
2 bottles for $16 (11–Two packs available)
6 bottles for $48 (13 – Six packs available)
You’ll have to sleuth the rest out for yourself.






Shop Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6PM

Shorter Hours This Week

Madrona Wine will be reduced hours again this week.  We’ll be closing at 4pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  We’ll be open regular hours for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

This Week’s Hours:
Wednesday to Friday
Noon to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday
Noon to 6pm

Thanks for your support,
Jim & Mark

Short Hours This Week

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Madrona Wine will close early this week.

Our hours will be Noon to 4pm.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Black History Month

The first Seattle Black Panther headquarters was in this building at 1127 34th Avenue. Today, Madrona Wine Merchants shares the building with World Travel Center.

You can find out more about the history of the Black Panthers in Seattle at this website hosted by the University of Washington:
Seattle Black Panther Party: History and Memory Project – Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project (

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Our Winter Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6PM

Holiday Hours

Happy New Year

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday as we bid adieu to 2021 and welcome in 2022.  Best wishes for the New Year.

Holiday Hours:
Friday — New Year’s Eve — Noon to 6
Saturday — Closed New Year’s Day
Sunday — Noon to 6

We will be closed Monday and Tuesday and reopen on Wednesday with our regular schedule: Wednesday to Sunday — Noon to 6pm

Stay safe and warm,

Jim & Mark
Madrona Wine Merchants

Fifteen more shopping hours until Thanksgiving Dinner

We are open selling turkey day libations
Today– Noon to Six
Wednesday — Noon to Six
Thanksgiving Day — Noon to Three — for those who like to cut it close to the wire.
Black Friday — Noon to Six
Shopper’s Saturday — Noon to Six
Brick & Mortar Sunday Noon to Six
We will be closed Cyber Monday and not checking our email
Have a great Thanksgiving.
Mark & Jim

Closed Saturday and Sunday

this weekend

Saturday, November 6
Sunday, November 7

We will be CLOSED.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

We will be off celebrating 10-years in business by BOTH taking the same weekend off.