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We’re 10 Years Old (and sometimes act like it.)

Madrona Wine Merchants opened its door ten years ago mid-October as the leaves were turning and the rain settling in just as it is now.  Over the last decade we have rotated through over 6000 wines while trying to curate a diverse selection of interesting grape juice that is fun to drink and enlivens the palate.

Thanks to all of you who have supported us in this endeavor over the past 10 years and join us as we raise a glass to the future.


Jim & Mark
Madrona wine Merchants

Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6PM

Iberian Duo

Looking for a pairing with this weekend’s Tapas?

2019 Nortico, Alvarinho  $13
A young, fresh white wine with the characteristic bright acidity and aromas of peach and grapefruit. Nortico is light and delicate, lovely as a “porch-sipping wine” to drink on its own.  Also a terrific seafood wine, particularly with salty, fattier dishes like fish tacos or broiled oysters. Was $15 now $13

2014 Señorio de la Eralta, Rioja Reserva  $15
Snappy cranberry and tart cherry flavors mingle with leafy and licorice notes in this lively red. Cocoa and toasty accents linger on the finish. It’s bright and fresh. Drink through 2024 if you can wait that long. Was $28 now $15

Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6PM

Nothing Like A Little Free Publicity

Thanks City of Seattle/Metro for highlighting our store on the bus stop in our neighborhood!

Yep, our building housed the first Black Panther’s Seattle headquarters.

Current Shop Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6PM

Your Smiling Face

Come Browse Our Shelves
Do You Need a Mask?

As of June 30th, 73% of King County is fully vaccinated and 80% are in the process with at least one shot.

If you are fully vaccinated, we will no longer require a mask while shopping.

If you are still in the process, we ask that you continue to wear a mask for a few more weeks (two weeks after your second shot).

If you are not vaccinated, we highly suggest that do, and ask that you continue to wear a mask while in our shop both for your safety and others.

Come show us your smiling face.

Our Hours

Wednesday-Sunday — 12-6PM

Come on by to browse and cool off.

We have the air conditioner
cranked up this weekend.

Our Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6PM

Madrona Wine is once again

Open for Browsing!

Mark & I are fully vaccinated (and hope you are too) and are happy that we can now let small groups of people back in the shop to check out our wines.

While the Covid news is positive, our shop is a very small space and we will requiring masks while shopping.  We also limiting the capacity to 4 customers at a time until we all adjust to this new reality of personally interacting again. 

The shop has become a little ratty since we cooped ourselves up here 14 months ago, but we’ll be working to make it a bit more tidy.  Our silk purse is still in its sow’s ear form.  But we’re hoping your eyes will wander to the bottles, not the clutter.

For those who still prefer the convenience or separation of the past year, we are still happy to take all orders specific or general and have them ready for pick up.  Just Call, Email or Shout Out at the door if you don’t feel like coming in.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon,
Mark & Jim,
Madrona Wine Merchants

Mother’s Day

Mom needs a glass (or two) of wine for all you have put them through….and we are here until 6PM tonight to help you.

Mark and Jim

Open Today, Sunday Feb 14th

We’re open today from noon to 6pm.  So, bundle up and slosh on in if you are in need of wine.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Snow Day

We are staying home this Saturday and watching the flakes from our cozy living rooms.  We’ll dig ourselves out tomorrow and be back open for business.

Enjoy the snow,

Mark & Jim

Champagne anyone?

We are open from Noon to 6pm today, in case anyone has a sudden urge to celebrate.