Doe Bay Wine Company to open second location in Seattle 

by | Nov 28, 2022

Orcas Island bottle shop to join star studded lineup in new building on Phinney Ridge 

November 14th 2022. Phinney Ridge, WA. Doe Bay Wine Company, an Orcas Island bottle shop and tasting room, has announced the opening of their second location in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle in early 2023. The tasting room will be situated in the new “Shared Roof” building on the corner of 70th and Greenwood. Two other businesses, Ben’s Bread Co., from former Sea Creatures baker Ben Campbell, and a new tap room location from Holy Mountain Brewing will share the courtyard with the bottle shop. 

Doe Bay Wine Company recently celebrated their fifth anniversary on Orcas Island where they are known for their carefully curated selection of wine, beer, cider and sake. There’s an emphasis on fun, esoteric and small producers discovered through decades of travel around the world by the team. Additionally, their in-house winery “The Orcas Project,” features custom collaborations with ten critically acclaimed winemakers highlighting labels designed by island artists. These winemakers include Doug Tunnell of Brick House, Chad and Bree Stock of LTD+, Tom Monroe and Kate Norris of Division Wine Co. and Chris Peterson of Avennia.  

Chris Maykut of the Phinney Neighborhood Association says, “The Phinneywood Business District is incredibly excited for Doe Bay Wine Company and The Orcas Project to debut in the neighborhood. We feel like it’s the perfect concept of high-integrity, local, and sustainable wines that our community thirsts for, and the tasting room will be a welcome addition to the dynamic mix of small businesses on Greenwood Ave.” 

Owner Cole Sisson grew up on Orcas Island and has since spent his career working with wine in restaurants, distribution and importing. He is known for his love of travel, food and mezcal. “I’m thrilled to open a second location on Phinney Ridge,” said Cole. “In college I lived next to Sully’s Snow Goose, honed my spirits knowledge at Oliver’s Twist and have always maintained my connection to this neighborhood. I think it’s one of the most exciting and welcoming communities in Seattle.” 

More information can be found on their website at doebaywinecompany.com (@doebaywinecompany) and theorcasproject.com (@theorcasproject). 

About Doe Bay Wine Company: 

Doe Bay Wine Company opened on Orcas Island in 2017. In addition to their bottle shops, Doe Bay Wine Company has a consulting arm that specializes in private cellar design and acquisitions, in-home tasting events and corporate classes. Owner Cole Sisson also owns Roots Orcas Island and Mezcal Bacaanda. 

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