Pike and Western
The Tasting Room in the PP market
Delaurenti in the PP Market
Soul Wine on Westlake
6th Avenue Wine Seller in Pacific Place
Downtown Spirits - large store, on 7th near Denny
IG's list seems pretty definitive. I haven't used CostPlus at the North end of Pike Place Market or 6th Avenue Wine Seller at Pacific Place in a long time. I have never been to Soul Wine or Downtown Spirits.
I tend to buy most of my wine from north Seattle locations nowadays but I know Pike and Western, DeLaurenti, and the Tasting Room (all in Pike Place Market) well.
For a larger variety of winemakers Delaurenti and Pike and Western will both work. Neither exclusively sells NW wines or has a comprehensive or definitive selection of Washington and Oregon wines, but both have very well chosen selections. I will say that I have always valued the expertise and advice of the folks at Pike and Western. They were instrumental in my early wine education. Pike and Western has been around since 1975. The business came into being from the owner's involvement in the effort at the time to save Pike Place Market and really their initial focus was to promote what was then a wine industry in its infancy.
Really it is not an either/or proposition. P&W and Delaurenti are at opposite sides of the market so a day at the market will naturally take you past both shops. The Tasting Room is directly up hill from P&W. Take Virginia up hill towards 1st Avenue. Halfway up turn right into Post Alley. You will see it.
Oh ... I have one other recommendation. That is Champion Cellars. They are at 1st and Denny close to the SW corner of Seattle Center (Pacific Science Center). They have been in business since 1969 and say that they have the first retail wine license in Washington (previously private stores could not sell wine -- only state stores could). Really they are primarily a store that focuses on French wines but most major wine regions around the world are represented and they will have a solid selection of NW wines.
I was coming to chime in, because I love wine, but the two posts again have every one I know about already covered! Welcome to Seattle, suze
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