Pike and Western is an old fashioned wine shop. Since our opening in 1975 we have seen a lot of changes in the wine world, the biggest being the number of wineries that have opened world wide! Back in the day we had to be many things to many people but as wine has become more accessible we have taken another road, featuring the small, the artisinal, the producers who produce wines of character.
We are motivated by delicious wines, made in a manner that highlights their terroir, the people that grew the grapes and made the wine and the culture that surrounds them. We taste everything, we are opinionated and we can help you drink well within any budget.
When we opened our doors the Pike Place Market had just been saved by a vote of the Seattle people. It was then a local market. There were no tourists. Today that is not the case and we are the first to admit that summers can be crazy in the Market. But in its soul it is still a market for food loving locals. And that is why we are here. We live to talk t you about the fascinating subject that is wine. It’s a subject that is complex, confusing and we don’t want to strip wine of that. We just want to help you understand a bit more, one bottle at a time.