Patterson Cellars Opens Tasting Room on Western Avenue Below Pike Place Market

SEATTLE  (Wine Press)  Based in Woodinville, Patterson Cellars is thrilled to open a second tasting room in the heart of Seattle, on Western Avenue below Pike Place Market adjacent to the Pike Street Hill Climb. The tasting room is located in the former Spanish Table space, which recently relocated across the street.

Recognized for its range of value-priced, award-winning wines, Patterson Cellars has been producing New World-style reds and whites for over 12 years in Woodinville. To help bring their wines to out-of-state visitors, the Washington winery is capitalizing on the thriving tourism at Pike Place Market, which sees an estimated 10 million visitors every year, making it the single best place to introduce palates to Washington’s extraordinary wine industry.

“We wanted to be accessible to the millions of tourists that visit Pike Place every year, but also to be convenient for the locals who shop here year-round. With great neighbors like The Spanish Table, Paris Grocery and World Spice, we feel like we’re part of what makes Western Avenue a destination in its own right,” says owner and winemaker John Patterson.

Home to more than 700 wineries, Washington is the second-largest wine-producing state in the country. While wine is available for sale and sampling at a number of purveyors in the immediate surroundings, Patterson Cellars will be one of only two dedicated tasting rooms at the Market; the other is The Tasting Room, a cooperative of six Washington wineries open since 2004.

Doubling as a showcase for local artists, Patterson Cellars’ tasting room boasts a contemporary, modern-industrial vibe, with floor-to-ceiling windows over two floors allowing in an abundance of natural light. The wine-barrel tables lend a homey, rustic touch to the space. At 1,800 square feet, the facility is ideal for private parties of up to 100 reception-style and 50 seated, and has a full catering kitchen.

“We’ve actually had our sights set on this location since 2006 and couldn’t believe that it finally became available. It took over a year to get moved in, but it was well worth the wait to become part of Seattle’s most iconic institution,” continues Patterson.

Initially, Patterson Cellars will pour their 2007 Syrah, 2008 Forbidden Red, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Chardonnay. Fans and new friends of the winery will be able to enjoy these and more at the Grand Opening celebration:

Tasting Room Grand Opening Party  
When: Saturday, January 29, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 30, noon to 5 p.m.  
Industry only: Monday, January 31, noon to 7 p.m.  
Wine: Complimentary tastings, including current releases and yet-to-be-released Rose  
Food: Complimentary bites provided by Volterra Restaurant  
Tasting Room Information and Hours  
Location: 1427 Western Avenue, Seattle  
Phone: 206.724.0664  
Winter Hours: Thursday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon 5 p.m.; check website for current tasting room hours  
Private Functions: 100 reception-style; 50 seated. Facilities include full catering kitchen  

Patterson Cellars offers two exciting places to try their wines, an urban tasting room located near the Pike Street Hill Climb, on Western Avenue, below the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, and at the Woodinville tasting room and winery in the wine warehouse district. Each venue offers a unique space and experience for tasting the winery’s approachable, New World-style wines, and for parties and events. Crafting wines for over 12 years, from crush to cork, Patterson Cellars focuses on producing wines as unique as the grapes themselves, sourcing grapes from Washington States’ Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, Lake Chelan and Horse Heaven Hills AVAs. Visit the website for tasting room hours, and wine club, bottling program, and custom crush information.

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