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THE GRAPE CHOICE

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: 11-6pm M-F and 12-5pm on the weekends. If the weather is nice that day and the outdoor patio is open we may stay be open after 6pm. Call us to find out our closing time that day at 425-827-7551.

BAR/PATIO: We will serve wine, on the patio only, and we will have very limited indoor seating on the weekends when the weather isn't cooperating. We are enforcing the following rules for the patio during phase 1.5. We will re-evaluate as we enter Phase 2.

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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: 11-6pm M-F and 12-5pm on the weekends. If the weather is nice that day and the outdoor patio is open we may stay be open after 6pm. Call us to find out our closing time that day at 425-827-7551.
BAR/PATIO: We will serve wine, on the patio only, and we will have very limited indoor seating on the weekends when the weather isn't cooperating. We are enforcing the following rules for the patio during phase 1.5. We will re-evaluate as we enter Phase 2.

  1. Since we must operate under a Restaurant License to open during this phase and phase 2, dogs will not be allowed on the patio. We are sad about this too... There are two tables by the white fence where dogs can be on the other side while you sit.10% off purchases of 6 bottles or more bottles 
  2. Outside food and drinks will not be allowed (exception for children's food and ice cream). We will have small plates you can purchase and we will feature items from different restaurants when we can. Phase 2 we will reconsider this. 15% off Wine Club Selections for 30 days - on ALL wine clubs
  3. No groups larger than 5 (this includes children and babies), we will also not seat any larger groups at side by side tables. You may also not switch guests at tables once sat, the group you start with is the group you sit with during your entire visit that day.  Reduced price admission to most special events and tastings 
  4. 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 
  5. 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's 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!!
  6. 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. 
  7. Only 3 people can be in line inside the store for the bar at a time. This also applies to the bathroom line. 
  8. 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.
  9. These rules are for your safety. We appreciate your cooperation!                                                  
  10. We reserve the right to refuse service, or ask customers who are not complying with these rules to leave. 

Wine Clubs

Join one of our wine clubs and experience new wines monthly, quarterly, or seasonally!  

45 Month +tax
Two bottles of wine, one white/one red handpicked by our resident wine expert to make sure you get a wide variety with both red and white wines.

$45 Month +tax
Two bottles of red wine each month handpicked by our resident wine expert to get you the most bang for your buck!

$150 Qtr +tax
Two bottles of hard to find, special vintage, high end or cellar worthy red wines, 4 times a year (March, June, September and December). Selected from around the world for you to hide in your cellar, or just drink now.

$100 Qtr +tax
The Grape Choice invites you to discover unique and delicious sparkling wines from boutique wineries around the world. Four times a year we carefully hand pick wines that highlight and celebrate all things bubbles, featuring champagne, cava, prosecco, and sparkling wine. Explore the world of bubbles with the Bub Club, where we aim to teach you the joys of all sparkling wine. Cheer! “I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not” – Coco Chanel

Our Seasonal Rose Club starts in April and goes through August. You can start any time. Pay in full and receive a discount!

$45 per month +tax


$150 total +tax. Pay in full and start in April save $50


$180 +tax total. Pay in full and start in May save $45

The Notorious POP, Carolyn Holt (previously of the Grape Choice and House of ‘Pagne champagne bar) is popping back into the GC! Pop Up Bub Club is a monthly bubble club where she is bringing her love of bubbles to you! $60/ month +tax gets you 2-3 bottles of handpicked sparklers. Not only do you get all the GC club benefits, you also get to join her monthly virtual bubble tastings!

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!!

Newsletter

Fun at the Grape!

Events at the Grape!

Events at the grape! A lot is happening at the Grape Choice Wine Shop & Wine Bar. Join us on Kirkland's best outside deck or inside for some great wine, tastings, specials, entertainment and friends. And, the Grape Choice is also dog friendly!

Check out our Monthly Calendar view of happenings below! Sign up for our Newsletter so you never miss out on any of the fun happenings and special promotions here at the Grape!

New for 2020!!
We are excited to announce we are kicking off 2020 by partnering with local, Seattle-based company, Zeacon! You will be able to find us on the Zeacon App where we will be sharing exclusive offers, experiences, and events with you in real-time.   Download the app today and follow us to receive access to exclusive offers specifically for our customers using the Zeacon app.   Download the Zeacon app HERE.

Below are just some of the fabulous events happening at the Grape.

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

Penny's Wine Cave

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 

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

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