Green Lake Has A New Wine Store, Meet Rae Vino

September 1, 2020 7:38am
Photos via Rae Vino

Rae Vino, a natural wine shop, opened recently in Green Lake at 321 NE 72nd Street near the Green Lake Village complex. The owners, a husband and wife team, named their shop after their daughter and love of Italian culture. The company was founded in 2018 but opened its physical location in Green Lake just a few weeks ago on August 12.

The shop sells a variety of natural wine produced locally and around the world. They also offer a quarterly wine club where members can purchase a quarter, half or full case of featured wines. This quarter one of their features highlights “Fearless Females,” wine by trailblazing female wine producers.

It is clear from their website that their passion for natural wine runs deep: “Like many others, we’ve always enjoyed wine but hadn’t known that much of what we were consuming over the years was made industrially, using synthetic agrochemicals in the vineyards and various additives and forms of processing in the winery. Why would corporations manufacture a product with potential for negative health consequences and subpar quality? Whether for increased volume, shelf-life stability, or other unjustifiable reasons, the motivation is undoubtedly profit. But just as we scrutinize what we eat and reject the use of artificial preservatives, hormones, processed foods, and unethical treatment of farm animals, monitoring what we drink is of equal importance.”

They go on to explain why natural wine is so important:
“This is real wine in its original form, a labor of love that we hope becomes mainstream with your help in spreading awareness of small businesses like ours and of the artisans taking painstaking measures and no shortcuts in nurturing what mother nature has given us.”

Rae Vino offers in store or curbside pickup. Rae Vino plans to host tastings in the future and may expand into a wine bar as well.

Rae Vino hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 2 pm to 7 pm
Friday & Saturday: 2 pm to 8 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm

321 NE 72nd Street
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 913-2122