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New wine tasting bar and shop to open on 34th

The Wilridge Winery building at 1416 34th Ave has a new tenant: Bottlehouse – tasting bar, shoppe, urban winery, to go by its full title.

Opening mid-May, Bottlehouse will offer space for private events, parties and wine tastings, as well as serve small plates and local wines and beers by the taste, glass and bottle.

“We’re super excited to open our doors to the public,” said proprietor Soni Davé, who along with Henri Schock makes up the event planning duo behind Root|Culture Lab. They’ve already been hosting small private events at the space over the last few weeks, but signage likely won’t go up until next week.

We got a sneak peek at the inside – there are benches and tables from resalvaged wood and metal, rotating local art on the walls and blackboards noting daily specials.

Cured meats, cheeses, coffee and tea will come from local purveyors, but the focus is on the wine and beer, including Pacific Northwest small production and artisan wines. Davé said they will also collaborate with Wilridge Winery, which will remain in the basement of the building, for barrel tasting events.

In the summer, the deck will allow for up to 40 people, and Davé also hopes to have outdoor movie screenings in the backyard.

Hours are to be determined, but once they’re open you’ll want to be sure to call or email before heading over to make sure they’re not closed for a private event.

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