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Black Door is moving!

Dear Friends:

I’m writing to update you about the relocation of Black Door. 

Our wines were delivered last week handled with care & placed
in safe storage at the new location
Now after having accomplished this herculean task 
   labor begins to build out the store space.
Renovation is on schedule.

I’m excited about this venture as I feel in my whole being  the new Black Door
Hilltop location is where I want to open my doors in Tacoma. Innovation and
a changing Hilltop landscape is around me as I settle in and renovate.
I’m thrilled to channel my passion and energy into my love of wine once again
at this new location always tasting and stocking notable wines from wine makers around the world.

Be happy and drink good wine!



Enter the door this summer to browse our selection of new wines, bubbles and Belguim beer. The BDWC  is associated with several firsts in Tacoma and we enjoy getting to know you. And, of course, we’re enthusiastic to converse and share our insight and knowlege about what’s new in the store. We’re here to assist you to make your selection of just the right wine for your everyday and special occasion meals. We carry  over 400 different wines from the the USA northwest  and global producers. Cheers!


BDWC Storefront


Black Door Wine Company Courtyard

 So many store tasting events are scheduled this summer at the store. Our summer after hours Tastings and Tutorials in the outdoor garden is a great success. Ask us about scheduling an event at Black Door Wine to taste & learn about producers, winemakers, varietals and growing regions that make beautiful wine.


AFTER HOURS wine tasting at Black Door Wine Company in our outdoor garden!

See you soon!



Black Door Wine Company

Our selection:

 We’re purveyors of unique fine wines

  Selected from Small Grower Winemakers:

 With hands on farming and vinifying methods sans chemicals which destroy the uniqueness of the land, and the unique flavor ‘terroir’ imparts in the wine.


The reward of swirling, tilting, sniffing, and tasting a balanced, harmonious, complex and evolved wine 

We source:

A spectrum of wines for long term cellaring or for your immediate enjoyment.

Wines that render unlimited joy.

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Black Door Wine Company is an eclectic Tacoma wine merchant in the north end of Tacoma’s Proctor District. Here at Black Door Wine Company we’re passionate tasters and merchants of small grower artisanal wines selected from the Pacific Northwest and California AVA growing regions, and Globally sourced from Appellations and DOCG regions, including French Champagne. We’re a Tacoma  wine merchant in an intimate storefront.

Black Door Wine Company. The Black Door Wine Company is for anyone interested in wine.  New to wine – BDWC is a great place to start your journey.  We have wines from acclaimed winemakers for the wine enthusiast + find established old world wines for Tacoma wine aficionados. We’re pouring and promoting top notch wines from small-batch, handmade vintages in a light industrial building. Our concrete floors are painted black, in a room outfitted with a communal table with walls washed with a warm golden color.

“The store is adventurous with a bit of an edge. Our wine selection is displayed on cut rough hewn Alaskan cedar planks. And, of course, there is the black door”, says Victoria Johnson, Business Partner. We host focused wine tastings the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in our north end Proctor District store creating an atmosphere that is warm, inviting and instructional.

Our customers seek exceptional wines. We’re digging, tasting and turning away wines that are good, but not good enough, says Owner, David Lower. “What drives us is the freedom to take risks, to create something out of nothing. You’ve got to focus on nuance, that is what we do best in making a commitment to our customers”.

Lower continues, “We’re happy to live in Tacoma and given this opportunity to offer wine enthusiasts a selection of fine wines, which doesn’t always equate to the most expensive. We’re interested in the history of our featured wineries and we’ll suggest tasting some varietals that you may not have otherwise fallen in love with, let alone tried.”

Black Door Wine Company - Quixote Winery - Stags Leap Vineyards

The owners touring Quixote Winery – Stags Leap Vineyards

“Our approach is to guide you, helping you understand the basics of wines. We support winemakers who craft exquisite wines and we’re excited about vintners who explore both biodynamic and organic artisanal heritages and their estate vineyards that bestow characteristics of a particular terrior to produce great wine. We seek producers that make less than 2500 cases per year supporting small wineries.”

Please stop by to visit us at Black Door Wine Company to explore our carefully selected wines, to learn, if you wish, the reasons why wines compliment foods, and enhance the experience of your meals, or just stop in to discuss the exciting changes now happening in Tacoma.

Black Door Wine Company - 2012 Rose Tasting at the store

Black Door Wine Company – 2012 Rose Tasting at the store

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