Foundry Vineyards Opens Seattle Tasting Room
Walla Walla Winery, focused on Art + Wine, locates tasting room in Pioneer Square.
Walla Walla based Foundry Vineyards has announce the opening of a satellite tasting room in the Historic Pioneer Square district of downtown Seattle. This is Foundry Vineyards’ first tasting room outside of their home in the Walla Walla Valley. The tasting room, located at 524 1st Ave. South, will feature current wine releases, sparkling wines, and more than 20 library wines for bottle purchase.
“Pioneer Square has the oldest art walk in America, and since our brand focuses on the creative process and dialogue between art and wine there really was no better place for our first satellite tasting room,” said Lisa Anderson, second generation co-owner and general manager of Foundry Vineyards.
The 1,200 square-foot tasting room includes a tasting bar, ground floor seating for up to 30 guests, a mezzanine with communal seating, and curated merchandise by Fruitsuper, a premier Seattle design studio. The aesthetic of the space is bright and contemporary, paying homage to the flagship Walla Walla location. All of the furniture was designed by Fruitsuper to fit the space and was hand-made by Jay Anderson at the Walla Walla Foundry, a premier contemporary art foundry, also owned and operated by the Anderson family.
Operating hours for the new tasting room are Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the new tasting room, visit: www.foundryvineyards.com/seattle. The phone number at the Seattle tasting room is (206) 466-5378.
About Foundry Vineyards
Foundry Vineyards was founded by Mark and Patty Anderson in 2003 with a focus on the creative process that occurs between art and wine making. Today, the Foundry works with hundreds of renowned artists worldwide and has been recognized as one of the premier fine-art casting facilities in the US.
The Anderson’s estate vineyard was established in 1998 and is currently in its second year of converting to organic farming practices. Since 2015, the business has been operated by their children, Jay and Lisa Anderson. There is a distinct aesthetic to each aspect of the winery, from the art-driven labels and the gallery-like tasting room to the modern feel of the contemporary sculpture garden and design store.
The Foundry’s wine program focuses on limited production wines from Washington State, originating mostly from the Walla Walla Valley AVA. In 2019, Foundry Vineyards released a new brand called Pét Project, which focuses on organic, low-intervention sparkling wine. Each year an Artisan Blend is released with an Artist’s label in addition to a single varietal series featuring labels with semi-abstract photographs of work-surfaces found throughout the Foundry.