THE GRAPE CHOICE

Wine Shop & Wine Bar

Our Patio is OPEN!

Hours:
Sun thru Tues 12pm to 7pm
Weds thru Sat 11am to 9pm

We have tents and heaters available as well as some blankets. Masks are not required outdoors but we have made the decision to continue to require masks be worn indoors when not seated. We want all of our customers to feel comfortable when shopping and ordering. The patio is open nightly until at least 7pm (unless storming). We have several small plates available for purchase if you are hungry! We also highly encourage you to support your local restaurants that may not have outdoor seating options by getting their food to go and enjoying it here with your glass of wine or beer! 

Never been to The Grape Choice? We are a small family owned (Mayor Penny Sweet and State Representative Larry Springer, owners) wine store and wine bar! We have been in Kirkland for nearly 40 years providing the community with the largest privately owned wine selection on the eastside! We have a large selection of international and domestic wines, with a large focus on getting you the things you can’t get just anywhere. As far as the bar goes, we have wines by the glass or bottle, choices rotate often, and over 30 canned beers/ciders.
The Grape Choice Wine Shop & Wine Bar

And there's more!

We offer small plates, and we allow outside food (not drinks) to be enjoyed on our patio with purchase from our bar. Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and we are often referred to as the “Cheers” of the community.

Tastings are back! Wednesday Tastings are in full swing and will have pop up tastings from time to time on other days. Follow us on social media and join the newsletter to stay up to date! Wednesday tastings are from 4-7pm. We feature a different winery or theme each week, check out our event calendar to see what’s coming up! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook to keep up to date with all that’s happening here each day!
See our EVENT CALENDAR for all that's going on at the Grape!
The Grape Choice Wine Shop & Wine Bar

Online Shopping

We love to pick out wines for our customers!! Please call us at 425-827-7551 for a personalized shopping experience!

We offer in store, curb-side pickup or free Local Delivery (within 5 miles). Orders available within 24 hours of purchase! Or, You can also shop our store online store for a handpicked selection of our giftable wines, wine packages, and our top selling every day wines!

What's Happening at The Grape?

Currently due to COVID regulations
our store is operating under the following conditions:

RETAIL: You can come in and shop, order online (limited but fun selection), or call us during business hours. We offer in store pickup, curbside pickup, and free local delivery (for $50 min purchase). Our current operating hours are: Sun thru Tues 12pm to 8pm, Weds thru Sat 11am-9pm. Please give us a call if you have any questions! 425-827-7551.

BAR/PATIO
: The Patio is hopping! We do not take reservations, so when the weather is nice, we DO fill up early. Wait times for tables are usually pretty short so expect about a 15-20 min wait during the busiest hours of 4-6ish. Please order inside first and we will assign you a table that is the appropriate size for your party. Do not seat yourselves without permission, do not move any tables or chairs). The patio is laid out very specifically and we ask that you let our staff assist you with any table changes. We sanitize each table after every party, so please ask us if you want to move to a new table.

MASKS
are required to be worn indoors when not seated. This rule is strictly enforced. You may only remove your mask while you are sitting. If staff has to continually remind you to wear your mask, you may be asked to leave.

  1. We have nice sized cheese plates, and other noshes for purchase, but we do also allow outside food. We just ask that you take with you and dispose of any items you purchased elsewhere. There are public garbage receptacles just outside of our patio that you can use. We highly recommend that you choose to order from a restaurant that is clearly following the laws.
  2. The patio is set up exactly the way we feel that we can provide the safest environment for our customers. We ask that you not move any of the tables, benches, or chairs. The patio host will provide you with plastic chairs when needed. Complimentary monthly Wine Club Release tasting for two 
  3. The corkage fee for bottles purchased from the store that are not on the featured menu is $15. We charge this fee because the store margins are too small to cover the costs of running the bar and patio portion of our business. There are a couple simple solutions to this though! Order off our featured wine by the bottle list, or even better, join one of our awesome wine clubs and corkage fees are waived!   Sign Up Here!!
  4. We have a by the glass menu, and a bottle menu (not subject to corkage fees) so that you have several choices without having to enter the store, past the bar. We will not be providing tasting sizes of any wines nor can you "try before you buy". We anticipate being busy and we want to make sure the line moves quickly. 
  5. 5. When we are busy you need to wait to be seated, there will be a patio host. There will be signage at the entrance about how to get a table each day. We may not always have a patio host on duty.
  6. These rules are for your safety. We appreciate your cooperation!                                                  
  7. We reserve the right to refuse service, or ask customers who are not complying with these rules to leave. 

Local Eats

Below is a restaurant list within walking distance of The Grape Choice that have online ordering systems:

  • Homegrown online ordering, pickup or delivery by (DoorDash). Sandwiches, salads, soups.
  • Just Poke online ordering pickup and delivery.  
  • Coastline Burgers  online ordering pickup and delivery.
  • The Slip  online ordering for pickup, call in your order and they’ll run it down. Burgers, Salads, Appetizers.
  • Vovina  online ordering for pickup, located just next to Flatstick pub. High end bar bites.
  • Georges  online ordering for pickup, delivery by DoorDash and Grubhub
  • Alanya Café  online ordering for pickup, delivery by Eat24 Eat24 (located just at the top of building on the corner) Turkish and American food.
  • Cactus  online ordering for pickup and delivery. TexMex.
  • Hanuman Thai Food. online ordering for pickup, delivery by DoorDash.
  • Isarn Thai Kitchen  (more upscale) online ordering for pickup, delivery by DoorDash.

Wine Clubs - Join one or more!

Wine Club Benefits:  Besides experiencing new wines, joining the Wine Club has many perks!

  1.  No corkage fee for bottles opened for you enjoyment on premise 
  2.  10% off purchases of 6 bottles or more bottles 
  3.  15% off purchases of 12 or more bottles 
  4.  15% off Wine Club Selections for 30 days - on ALL wine clubs
  5.  Special invitations to Wine Club only events 
  6.  Reduced price admission to most special events and tastings 
  7.  Priority notifications of limited availability wines 
  8.  Complimentary monthly Wine Club Release tasting for two 
  9.  Tasting notes included with your wines 
  10.  Early access to the Annual Sale!!
The Grape Choice Wine Club

Bub Club

$100 plus tax quarterly. We find you a seasonal selection of a varying amount of bubbles each quarter. Maybe a spring prosecco pack, or a magnum of something special for the holidays! You will always be delighted by the selections we make for you.

The Grape Choice Wine Club

Cellar Club

$150 plus tax per quarter. We select two high end, special red wines from around the world (usually one new world, one old world) that are great now or even better if cellared and drank in 5-10 years. This club is an employee favorite!

The Grape Choice Wine Club

Club Red

$45 per month. We select for you two red wines (usually one new world and one old world) that we think are crowd pleasing every day drinkers.



The Grape Choice Wine Club

Hybrid Club

$65 a month. Get all three wines featured in club red and 50/50. 2 reds and 1 white wine, daily drinkers we know you will love!

The Grape Choice Wine Club

50/50

$45 plus tax per month. We select for you one white wine and one red wine that we consider to be great daily drinkers and crowd pleasers!

The Grape Choice Wine Club

Seasonal Rose Club

Coming back Spring 2022



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Tasting Schedule

And Current Events

Larry Springer, Penny Sweet and Tannin

About Us

The Grape Choice

has been Kirkland’s finest wine merchant for over 30 years! We have evolved over the years into a local hangout and wine bar as well as maintaining a high standard of wines for purchase in our store. We love helping our customers pick out a new favorite wine, fine gift, cellar worthy purchases, or a great bottle to enjoy on our patio. For a party or 50 cases for a fundraiser, we can handle it.

The Grape Choice is owned by community members Larry Springer (State Representative 45th District) and Penny Sweet (Kirkland City Mayor). To Penny and Larry wine is more than what ends up in your glass. Besides the art of a finely crafted bottle of wine, there is its story which includes the wine, the winery, its history, its people and the experiences they have had. This is part of what we try to share with you at our shop.

We don’t take ourselves very seriously at The Grape Choice, we reserve that for our product. We offer a tremendous local selection as well as an incredibly broad domestic and international portfolio at a wide variety of price points.

We pride ourselves on being able to help our customers with wine pairings for any occasion or meal. We can handle orders of all sizes, whether you just want that one special bottle or you need two cases for a party or 50 cases for a fundraiser, we can handle it. 

Penny and Larry have put their blood, sweat, and tears into making The Grape Choice a place where people can find wines they can trust, an atmosphere where you like to hang out, and they built nearly every piece of furniture themselves!

Penny's Wine Cave
with walls adorned in beautiful wood wine boxes, is a private tasting room you can rent and is available for meetings, birthday parties, showers, and private gatherings. The wine box lined walls provide a cool backdrop for great conversation and a comfortable atmosphere for tasting. See our Wine Cave for more information on event space.

Wine Storage

The Grape Choice offers temperature-controlled wine storage for our customers.
Call, email or stop by for contract terms as the prices below may change.

Number of Cases Quarterly Annually
0-5$35$120
6-10$45$160
11-15$55$200
16-20$75$260
21-25$95$350
26-30$115$420
31-35$140$500
36-40$165$600
41-45$190$700
46-50$220$800

Our Local Partners

We love to support our neighboring businesses and we are proud to carry items from the following small businesses! All these items can be purchased and added to any gift of wine you purchase! Please call take a look at the vendor websites and call us with the items you would like to add to your purchase when placing an over the phone or online order!

  • Spoon Cakes  Purchase Spoon Cakes to eat at The Grape Choice or To Go! $10 for regular size and $15 for the large. Check with the store for our current flavor selection!
  • Po Papa's Nuts  Purchase all three flavors of PoPapa’s Cashews for $7.99 a bag. Enjoy them here or take them to go!
  • Sweet Cloud Gifts   Kirkland owned online chocolate gifting company Sweet Cloud Gifts, sets up a display of their best sellers for you to purchase at The Grape Choice!

Penny's Wine Cave

The Cave is currently unavailable under our current restrictions mandated by the state.

Step into Penny's Wine Cave, your own personal wine tasting room separated from the rest of our shop with French doors for your privacy.

The walls of Penny's Wine Cave are adorned with wine boxes and a chandeliered ceiling create a warm atmosphere, with small tables that complement the 12 foot center conference table, allowing up to 30 people to enjoy any special event.

  • Daytime Penny's Wine Cave rentals Monday through Sunday for meetings and events 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM are $150.00 (up to $50.00 of the rental can be used towards corkage fees.
  • Evening Wine Cave rentals Monday through Saturday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM are $250.00 (up to $100.00 of the rental can be used towards corkage fees).
  • An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to all wine and food purchases related to the event.
  • Daytime events that are scheduled or extend beyond 4:00 PM will be subject to an additional $20 per hour.
  • Evening events that are scheduled or extend beyond 9:00PM will be subject to an additional $25 per hour.

OUR AWESOME TEAM

Desirae - Manager

Desirae

Manager

Dino - Wine Ambassador

Dino

Wine Ambassador 

Sean - Wine Ambassador

Sean

Wine Ambassador 

Tessa - Wine Ambassador

Tessa

Wine Ambassador 

Shelley - Wine Ambassador

Shelley

Wine Ambassador

Christina - Wine Ambassador

Christina

Wine Ambassador

Greta - Wine Ambassador

Greta

Wine Ambassador

The Grape Choice

Contact Us

The Grape Choice

Address: 9 Lakeshore Plaza Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 425-827-7551
Email: wines@thegrapechoice.com

Summer Hours:
Sun thru Tues 12pm to 7pm
Weds thru Sat 11am to 9pm

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