Our weekly tastings are featured each Friday evening at the bin from 6-7:30 pm .

We also host a tasting each month during the West Seattle Art Walk, the second Thursday. We sometimes feature tastings on other nights when a special winemaker comes into town. Times may vary as noted in tasting descriptions below.

Our goal is to share with the community and to provide an inviting environment to experience the diversity of wines available globally.  We will be hosting weekly tastings to provide an opportunity to sample a wide variety of wines for finding the one’s that best fit your palate.  You will have access to the winemakers or distributors to learn more about the personality behind what’s in the bottle.  Because we believe in the social aspect of food and wine, we will share recommended recipes or food pairings when possible.

weekly tastings


Friday, 03/27 - ANALEMMA WINES w/ Winemaker Steven Thompson, 6-7:30 pm

If you want to try something truly unique to our state, pop up to the bin tonight to try these wines! The winery was founded in 2010 by Steven Thompson and Kris Fade. It was built upon the opportunity to lease one of our state's oldest vineyards, Atavus Vineyard in the Columbia Gorge. The 2013 harvest marked Steven's 13th vintage producing wine. After years as a cycling guide in locations from Turkey to New Zealand, he stumbled on harvest time while in Italy and a dream was born.

After graduating from the Enology and Viticulture program at Walla Walla CC, Steven was offered a position to work with Cayuse Vineyards where he was responsible for winemaking activities as well as directing the biodynamic program in the vineyard. After meeting Kris and having a shared yearning to travel, they journeyed to New Zealand in 2009 where he worked harvest for Craggy Range Winery while Kris worked the harvest for Hawke's Bay.

At the tasting we'll have the opportunity to taste two of their Gewürztraminers from two different vineyards, their Rose of Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir and for a special treat, their Blanc de Noir (one of the best sparkling wines in the Pacific NW!) You really must come try these wines…you'll be kicking yourself if you don't!

HARVEST VINE dinner featuring visiting SPANISH PRODUCER, Alta Alella! 
You are invited to join us for a wine dinner next month at Harvest Vine featuring a small family producer, Alta Alella from Spain. Harvest Vine is a gem tucked down in Madison Park, featuring some of our city’s best Basque cuisine. We have long been fans of the restaurant and are excited to feature our first wine dinner in their lower room!

Alta Alella is a small, biodynamic producer located about 15km from Barcelona. We discovered them last fall when their wines came to our market for the first time. A limited amount of wine is brought into the states, to WA and NY and that’s it. Otherwise, the remainder of their production is sold out of the winery and restaurants in the Barcelona area and around the world.

This is a family project that began more than twenty years ago when Josep Maria Pujol-Busquets and his wife Cristina Guillen acquired the nineteenth-century estate Can Genis, located 2 km from the Mediterranean Sea between the towns of Alella and Tiana. The estate is the closest winery to Barcelona. The winery is also a teaching facility that brings the area’s school children through with education programs on organic viticulture, sustainability, and the culinary arts.

This is going to be a 5 course, tapas style dinner paired with the wines of Alta Alella including 2 of their caves and a super tasty red dessert wine. Need to brush up on your Catalan? Always wondered why they call it Cava? Where should I dine when I’m in Barcelona? Well now’s your chance to find out!  Please join us as we welcome Laura Bret, Alta Alella’s export manager, who will be here to answer these and all your questions. Don’t snooze and lose out on this fantastic dinner experience!

Dinner‘ deets’ :
•    Reservations required (payment information will be taken at the time of reservation)
Date:  Wednesday, April 8th
Time:  7 pm start (estimate approximately 2 hours)
Location: Harvest Vine, 2701 East Madison, Seattle WA 98122
Cost: $95 pp (includes tax and gratuity)
RSVP at bin41@me.com -or- call us at 206.937.0411  

Please RSVP early to give us enough time to coordinate accordingly with the restaurant.  Early sign-ups allows us to seamlessly coordinate with the restaurant and ensures we'll have a welcoming audience for this wonderful, visiting winery!

More Upcoming Tastings and Dinners

Friday, 04/03 - Celebrating 5 years w/ Local Winemaker DARBY ENGLISH, 6-7:30 pm

It's hard to believe we followed our dream and opened the bin 5 years ago on April 1st, 2010! Darby is one of our local, West Seattle resident winemakers. A Seattle native, Darby began making wine in 2001 in the basement of an old farmhouse. In 2005 he bottled 200 cases of Syrah and in 2007 he outgrew the barn and moved his winemaking facility to the warehouse district in Woodinville. He is a true local, boutique winery producing around 3,500 cases per year. 

BLACKBOARD BISTRO dinner w/ visiting Italian winemakers from the Kermit Lynch portfolio.

This long table dinner on Saturday, May 2nd at 7 pm is full. To be added to the wait list in the event of a cancellation, reach out to us at the bin!

Another killer BLACKBOARD BISTRO dinner w/ winemaker Chris Peterson of AVENNIA. 

This one is so early in the works…but we couldn't resist getting the word out there. This is going to celebrate the the winery's brand new Rose Release…you'll be one of the first to try it! This one is set for Wednesday, June 3rd at 7pm. Woot woot…this is going to be soooo good! We'll have pricing soon, but give us a shout out in the meantime if you want to reserve a space!

($5 tasting fee, excluding club members unless noted otherwise. Tasting fee is refundable with a bottle purchase of the featured wines).