Champion Wine Cellars
In 1969, wine connoisseurs Emile and Stephanie Ninaud opened Champion Wine Cellars, the first wine specialty shop in Washington. With a special interest in Old World vines, Emile first curated a wide selection from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, and wine from the Rhone Valley, as well as select California and the first Washington wines. Today, the store is owned by longtime restaurant professional Erin Lyman, and Champion Wine Cellars carries wines from around the world and offers an approachable, budget-conscious, high-quality selection of wines.
Bonus: Ask the staff for friendly, expert advice and check out their event calendar for weekly wine tastings!