About Us


West Seattle Cellars has been serving West Seattle since 1995 when the shop opened in a little house on California, near the Morgan Street Junction. Bear Silverstein, Tom DiStefano, and Jan Martindale, bought the shop in 2000 and it has continued to grow: in 2005 we expanded into a new building adjacent to the original shop. The new space has given us more room, including a second floor loft where we hold classes and special events and which is available for rental.

Sadly, Bear suffered a series of strokes, beginning in 2006, and passed away on January 14, 2010. Tom and Jan continue to run the shop, where Bear’s passion for and knowledge of wine live on.

Our goal is to provide a wide variety of quality wines, in all price ranges. We are as proud of the excellent values in our under-$10 bins, as we are of our wide selection of rare and limited wines from around the world. We taste nearly every wine we bring in and each one must earn a place on our shelves, whether it is $8 or $180.

A large portion of our stock is devoted to Northwest wines, and we carry many small, highly-allocated wines, as well as good selection of moderately priced wines from local winemakers. We also have a large selection of wines from France (especially Burgundy and the Rhône), Italy, Germany, as well as wines from lesser known regions around the world such as Croatia, the Republic of Georgia, and Greece. And if we don’t have it, we’re happy to special order any wine, provided we can get it.

About Us

Free TastingsTaste.html
Rare and LimitedRare.html
Classes and EventsEvents.html
wine dinnersEvents.html

We offer

free weekly wine tastingsTaste.html
quarterly wine classes Events.html
five different monthly buying clubsClubs.html

Tom, Jan, and Bear

© 2009 West Seattle Cellars.  All rights reserved   |   206-937-2868   |   6026 California Avenue Southwest, Seattle 98136                

Tuesday - Friday:

Thursday Tastings:


Sunday - Monday:

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Open later (til 8:00 pm)

Noon - 5:00 pm


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