Explore, Learn, & Taste from Home
Access educational videos, vineyard tours, interviews with top winemakers, and tastings from around the world
May 12, 2020
Domaine Jean-Michel Dupre
An intro to the Morgon Cru of Beaujolais from one of the winemakers who knows it best.
Domaine Des Malandes
Tour the winery and vineyards of this historic Chablis estate.
Contratto & La Spinetta
Learn more about the vineyards, history, and range of wines from Giorgio Rivetti.
Jorge Ordóñez Selections
Explore a huge range of photos and videos from all of the wineries across Spain.
Follow along with a Roero Trinità vertical tasting from 2015 to 1998, then meet the 2017 vintages of three wines.
Watch an interview with Martine Saunier to hear some of her iconic tales about how everything started, and more.
Follow along with videos to taste through every wine in the portfolio, then explore an interactive vineyard map.
Symington Family Estates
Interview with Rupert Symington and the Wine Spectator, discussing the 2018 vintage declaration, and more.
Interested in tasting any of these wines? We can help you find them.
A "Restaurant Repurposed"
Legendary Woodinville restaurant The Herbfarm now delivering thousands of meals to healthcare workers
April 5, 2020
Chef Chris Weber and his team at The Herbfarm have placed themselves in solidarity and support behind our Puget Sound healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. They have closed the restaurant to the public, but are working tirelessly to craft over 300 3-course meals everyday to be distributed to nurses and doctors around Seattle.
To date, they have delivered over 12,000 individually packaged boxes to our everyday heroes so desperately in need of physical and emotional support. The Herbfarm team have no plans to stop, but they cannot continue their work without the help and support of the Seattle community:
"While we can get by on little sleep, it requires $25,000 each week (food, labor, packing supplies, rent, utilities, transportation) to keep creating and delivering Chef Weber's (frankly) incredible, locally sourced 3-course dinners to grateful coronavirus care providers"
Click the link below to read more (including what is on each mouth-watering menu), get updates directly from The HerbFarm, and find out how to donate to support their efforts.
New Delivery & Take-Out in Seattle
Here's our curated list of our favorite places in the Seattle area now offering delivery and take-out
April 1, 2020
Even in these trying times, we can still count on many of our favorite Seattle area spots to offer fantastic dining experiences - now from the comfort of your own home! The restaurants listed here are offering delivery, curbside, and/or take-out options for food, wine, or both. Hit the box by each to get the most up-to-date details.
Amelia Wynn Winery Bistro - Bainbridge Island
Angelo's Restaurant - Bellevue
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi - Bellevue
Ba Bar - Capital Hill, South Lake Union, University District
Barrels Wine Bar - Mercer Island
Bateau - Seattle
Bibi Mediterranean Inspired Food and Specialties - Kirkland
Bis on Main - Bellevue
Blu Sardinia - Redmond
Boat Street Kitchen & Bistro - Belltown/ Lower Queen Anne
Bottlehouse - Seattle
Bruciato - Bainbridge Island
Burrata Bistro - Poulsbo
Café Juanita - Kirkland
Café Veloce - Kirkland
Canlis - Seattle
Castilla Restaurant & Tapas Bar - Bellevue
Como - Kirkland
Copine - Ballard
D'Vine Wines - Kingston
Din Tai Fung - Bellevue and University Village
Eden Hill Provisions - Queen Anne
Eight Row - Greenlake
El Camino - Fremont
Elliott's Oyster House - Seattle
Haymaker - West Seattle
Hector's Restaurant - Kirkland
Heritage Bar & Restaurant - Woodinville
Brick Oven Pizza Lounge - Bothell
Coltiva Pizzeria e Barra - Lower Queen Anne
Chianti Ristorante Italiano - Kirkland
Delancey - Ballard
Flower House Cafe - Whidbey Island
Front Street Grill - Whidbey Island
Dirty Dan Harris Steakhouse - Bellingham
Greene's Corner - Bellingham
Coho Restaurant - Friday Harbor
Downriggers - Friday Harbor
Doe Bay Wine Company - Eastsound
Doe Bay Cafe - Eastsound
Bar Cantinetta - Madison Valley
Brunello Ristorante - Seattle
Doc's Marina Grill - Bainbridge Island & Port Townsend
Firenze Ristorante - Bellevue
Hitchcock - Bainbridge Island
How to Cook a Wolf - Queen Anne
In Bocca Al Lupo - Fremont
Italianissimo - Woodinville
John Howie Steak - Bellevue
Kimpton Hotel Restaurants - Tulio, Outlier, Bookstore Bar & Cafe, Shaker and Spear
Kiwami Sushi Bar & Sake House - Kirkland
La Dive - Seattle
Le Grand Bistro Americain - Kirkland
Le Messe - Seattle
Lombardi's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar - Everett and Mill Creek
LOCAL Public Eatery - Seattle
Mainstay Provisions - Ballard
Maximilien - Seattle
Metropolitan Grill - Seattle
Mkt - Greenlake
Mondello Ristorante Italiano - Magnolia
Nirmal's - Seattle
Osteria La Spiga - Capitol Hill
Panino Taglio - Georgetown
Pizza Bank - Kirkland
Pomegranate Bistro - Redmond
Prime Steakhouse - Redmond
Raccolto - West Seattle
Restaurant Marche - Bainbridge Island
Rione XIII - Capitol Hill
Russell's Restaurant & Loft - Bothell
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle
Sawyer - Ballard
Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar - Bellevue
Sogno di Vino - Poulsbo
Spark Pizza - Redmond
Spinasse - Capitol Hill
Sushi Kappo Tamura - Eastlake
Tavolàta Capitol Hill - Capitol Hill
Taylor Shellfish Farms - Seattle
The Art of the Table - Wallingford
The Butcher's Table - Seattle
The Grape Choice - Kirkland
The Whale Wins - Fremont
Tipsy Cow - Redmond and Woodinville
Tropea Ristorante Italiano - Redmond
Union Saloon - Fremont
Vendemmia - Seattle
Volterra - Kirkland
Wild Ginger McKenzie - Seattle
Red Cow - Seattle
This list will be updated as things progress.
Zeeks Pizza - All Locations
Village Wines - Woodinville
Toscano's Italian Grill - Puyallup
San Fermo - Ballard
Orchard Kitchen - Whidbey Island
Whidbey Doughnuts - Whidbey Island
The Fork - Bellingham
Old World Deli - Bellingham
Ovn Wood Fired Pizza - Bellingham
Mike's Cafe & Wine Bar - Friday Harbor
Roche Harbor Resort - McMillin's Dining Room, Lime Kiln Cafe
Rose's Bakery Cafe - Eastsound
Fonda La Catrina - Georgetown
Joule - Fremont
The Guest House Restaurant - Kenmore
Revel - Fremont
Willmott's Ghost - Seattle
Zio Sal Ristorante Italiano - Redmond
JuneBaby - Ravenna
L'Oursin - Central District
Il Nido - West Seattle
Ma'ono - All Locations
Frelard Pizza Company - Fremont/ Ballard
Bothell's Wildwood Spirits Co. now making hand sanitizer
March 26, 2020
Our friends at Wildwood Spirits Co. in Bothell have shifted gears, from making their acclaimed spirits, to crafting something we all need even more right now - hand sanitizer.
Co-owner and head-distiller Erik Liedholm saw a growing need, and an opportunity. With resource hoarding continuing to rise in our community, hand sanitizer is just one of many items that's quickly becoming impossible to find. Liedholm decided to convert his production line to making sanitizer, first in bottles offered in exchange for a $5 donation to the local charity Big Table, or free with any purchase of a bottle of spirits.
Shortly after making the switch, calls were coming in from King County Metro and the King County Sheriff, asking for desperately needed sanitizer to help keep their front-line workers protected. Wildwood has already delivered batches, and plans to distribute 48 gallons of sanitizer to each organization on a weekly basis going forward.
Using the same local and all-natural ingredients that make Wildwood Spirits so good, the hand sanitizer is even scented with lavender grown in Erik's own backyard.
Twelve buckets of Wildwood Spirits Co. hand sanitizer on its way to the King County Sheriff. PC: @boozenetworks
Our Response to COVID-19
Elliott Bay Distributing Response to COVID-19
March 20, 2020
As our company responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority. Here’s how we are responding:
We are diligently following guidance and best practices from the Washington State Department of Health, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
We are encouraging remote work whenever possible
We are practicing social distancing in our office and warehouse, meeting electronically when necessary, and we’ve cancelled all events going forward, including our Spring Trade Tasting
We have greatly increased the cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched objects and surfaces, and have made cleaning and sanitizing products available to our delivery drivers to use throughout the day
We have provided all our employees with gloves and multiple reusable and washable masks, for all drivers and sales representatives to wear when either calling upon or delivering to an account
We are checking temperatures upon entry to our building
We are encouraging any employee who feels ill with potential COVID-19 symptoms to stay home from work
As a small company, we are grateful for the flexibility we have in our ability to respond to this ever-evolving situation. We have modified our delivery schedule to increase delivery frequency to retail locations as demand fluctuates, and we are continuing to do all we can to support the restaurants that are now offering take-out and delivery options.
Even amid all the bedlam, we are committed to the same things we have always been – providing the best service to our customers and supporting strong partnerships with our suppliers.
A View From the Top (100)
Congratulations to our winery partners who have received 2019 Top 100 selections!
December 3, 2019
11. Moccagatta - Bric Balin, Barbaresco DOCG 2015 97 Points
51. Llopart - Reserva Brut Rosé Cava, Catalonia 91 Points
73. Cristom Vineyards - 'Mt. Jefferson Cuvee' Pinot Noir 2017, Eola-Amity Hills, OR 92 Points
19. Bonny Doon Vineyard - Le Cigare Volant Cuvée Oumuamua Red 2018, Monterey, CA 93 Points
77. Milbrandt Vineyards - Merlot 2017, Columbia Valley, WA 91 Points
85. Commanderie de la Bargemone - Rosé 2018, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 91 Points
90. L'Ecole No. 41 - Luminesce Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon 2018, Walla Walla Valley, WA 91 Points
French Ciders & Much More Now in Our Portfolio
We are so excited to announce that we've teamed up with French Cider Inc. to now offer our customers a wonderful selection of French ciders, poirés, brandies, and juices.
Founder Joan Harkins developed her passion for French ciders on a family vacation in France. She tasted her first cider in a small café in Saint-Enogat, Brittany, and through the rest of the trip was struck by the diversity and uniqueness of the ciders she enjoyed. Upon returning home to Seattle, she couldn't find any ciders that delivered the same feeling that she'd felt in that small café, so she set out to bring them to the city herself.
Joan has already done all of the ground work - she's explored the back roads of Normandy, Brittany and Picardy, developed relationships with the producers and their families there, and has selected the best and most delicious beverages - sure to be something different than anything you've experienced before.
Many of the ciders, poirés, and Calvados, Cognac and Armagnac products have never been available in the U.S. before now.
We now offer a selection of French Ciders, Poirés, Brandies & more
October 21, 2019
New Italian Producer: Sottimano
We welcome the Sottimano Family to our portfolio
October 1, 2019
The history of Sottimano begins in the late 1960’s, when Rino Sottimano finished his enology studies, and along with his wife Anna, purchased the house and cellar in the Cottá cru and the surrounding vineyards. In the beginning, there were just a few hectares; now, there are 18 hectares total in one of the greatest vineyards in Barbaresco. The second generation is also involved – son and daughter Andrea and Elena Sottimano assist in daily winery operations. The estate vineyards are farmed using sustainable practices. Alcoholic fermentations are completely natural with indigenous yeasts, followed by a long aging in wood “sur lie” to complete malolactic fermentation. There is no use of sulfur until the final bottling, which happens without filtering or fining.
Sottimano Mate Vino Rosso 2018
Sottimano Dolcetto d’Alba Bric del Salto 2017
Sottimano Barbera d’Alba Superiore Pairolero 2017
Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta 2016
Sottimano Barbaresco Curra 2014