Wine Bars | Wine production in the U.S. is lead by California, but Washington comes in at a close second. Washington is known for producing some of the best wines in the country. Since Washington shares the same latitude as Europe's top wine producing countries, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Washington only produces premium wines. Because of this, Seattle is full of excellent wine bars. Impromptu Wine Bar Café features a different wine every month, along with a completely distinctive menu to match the wine's origin and variety. This is the premier Seattle restaurant for true connoisseurs. Portalis Wine Shop and Wine Bar is another sure stop of true aficionados. Those who aren't wine experts won't feel left out, though. Helpful staff can turn newbies into more knowledgeable newbies in just an afternoon. Perhaps the best part about Washington's wine bars is that they have California standards of quality without California prices.