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 Caf 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.