Since 1975 Pike & Western Wine Shop has been proudly serving wine drinkers from near and far, ranging from the very casual to what we affectionately call wine geeks.
Our founding sprang from the 1972 campaign to
save Seattle's Pike Place Market from developers
and it has been inextricably linked to the Market
Ron Irvine and Jack Bagdade met while working
to save the Market and decided they wanted a more
permanent role in the Market community.
Today, it is safe to say that Pike and Western
would not be the same if it were transplanted
to another location in the city.
While we stock a wide selection of wines from
around the world it was our mission back in 1975
to promote the then fledgling local wine industry
and it still is part of our mission.
Back then very few people from out of town came
to the Market and even fewer came looking for
local wines. That has changed today.
Because the Market is the antithesis of most
modern day retail it has become a place people
come to see. As a result, we get to see people
from all parts of the country and the world.
And because they are not widely distributed throughout
the country, people are eager to try Washington
wines while they're here.