Associated Vintners Opens Tasting Room
in Seattle’s South Lake Union Market Hall
New concept will highlight different wines and brands seasonally.
On Aug. 15, Associated Vintners opened a new tasting room and wine bar at South Lake Union’s Market Hall, located at 400 Fairview Ave N. in Seattle. Owned by Seattle-based Precept Wine, it is Precept’s second urban tasting room in Seattle after it opened the Browne Family Vineyards’ Tasting Room in historic Pioneer Square in 2018.
Visitors to the new tasting room will discover something new on each visit. The focus planned during the month of September will be on canned wines, which will include a wide variety of House Wine, Day Drinking by Little Big Town and Ste. Chapelle Spritzers. The focus during the remaining fall months will be on Gruet Sparkling Wine.
Associated Vintners Tasting Room & Wine Bar joins fellow retailers Bar Harbor, Caffe Ladro, Juicy Café, Kai Market, mBar, Meat & Bread, Trophy Cupcakes, Urban Optix and Verde & Co. in the vibrant indoor/outdoor Market Hall, which boasts 306,750 square feet of office space above.
“Being in the heart of South Lake Union, surrounded by local, innovative businesses, was important for us, and we’re thrilled to be at 400 Fairview,” said Precept Wine Founder, President and CEO Andrew Browne. “The Associated Vintners Tasting Room & Wine Bar is an exciting concept to introduce new wines to guests and provides an opportunity to enjoy tried-and-true favorites, as well.
The new tasting room will be open from 11 a.m.to 8 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Precept Wine is the largest privately held wine producer in the Pacific Northwest and a top 13 American wine producer. With deep roots representing more than 30 years of Northwest investments in the wine industry, Precept owns and maintains nearly 5,000 planted vineyard acres across Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon; such leading wine brands as Waterbrook, Gruet, Browne Family Vineyards, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, House Wine, Pendulum, Primarius, Washington Hills, Battle Creek Cellars, Ste. Chapelle, Cense and Colby Red, plus tasting rooms and hospitality throughout the Pacific Northwest and New Mexico. Founded in 2003 by Andrew Browne and Dan Baty, the company’s wineries have garnered more than 700 combined best buys and critical scores exceeding 90 points. Learn more at www.preceptwine.com.
Associated Vintners is a collection of vineyards, wineries and limited-availability wines curated by Browne and winemaker Hal Landvoigt. With an appreciation for winemaking and a passion for distinctive wines, Associated Vintners is committed to selecting the best available fruit from the best vineyards in New Mexico, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and sourcing from winemaker partners around the world. The company’s new South Lake Union tasting room is a new “seasonal concept” featuring new wines each season for guests to experience, enjoy and take home. Learn more at www.associatedvintners.com.