Posts about “Wine”

Ray’s loves Oregon Pinot Noir!

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At Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe we are honored to work with so many great people in our local food and beverage community. For decades we have partnered with and supported our friends at Rex Hill Winery, a winery that has been crafting elegant Pinot Noirs since 1982 in Oregon’s Willamette Valley; and we are proud… Read More >>

14th Annual Rose Revival and Other Cool Whites


Thurs. May 26th, 2016 Ray’s Boathouse 6049 Seaview Ave NW Seattle, WA 6 – 9 pm ~ $35 *Special VIP early entry at 5 pm for $50 What could be more summer than sipping tasty rose’ and white wines on the beautiful deck of at Ray’s Boathouse watching the sun set over the Olympic Mountains across… Read More >>

March is WA Wine Month! Cheers at Ray’s all month

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Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe is excited to celebrate Taste Washington Wine Month with two different promotions throughout the entire month of March! Join us and lift a glass to the amazing growers, talented winemakers and superb viticultures right in our own backyard! The Boathouse is offering a special curated list of glass pours for Washington wines that… Read More >>

Betz Family Winery Dinner at Ray’s Oct. 16!


  Ray’s Fall Forage Wine Dinner with Betz Family Winery Join us at Ray’s on Friday, October 16, 2015 for our Fall Forage Wine Dinner, highlighting the best of our Feast of the Fall Forage menu along with hand-selected wines from award-winning, locally-owned and operated Betz Family Winery. The five-course dinner features a bountiful harvest from… Read More >>

Feast of the Fall Forage Sept. 14 – Oct. 11 at Ray’s

Fall Forage

Ray’s Boathouse is excited to present our Feast of the Fall Forage, celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful fall bounty from land to sea! For four weeks, from September 14 through October 11, we will highlight local purveyors who work tirelessly to forage the Northwest for the best product available. Each week Ray’s will feature a special… Read More >>

The Evolution of Washington Wine

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by Douglas Zellers, General Manager Washington Wine month is upon us again, spring is in the air, and we find ourselves preparing for another great Taste Washington event! As we go about our planning, we focus on the multitude of wines that Washington offers us, and we frequently find ourselves looking for the next great winery,… Read More >>

Yours In Service

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by Douglas Zellers, General Manager Ray’s was presented an opportunity in February to host a group of six private wine collectors who wanted to enjoy a very special tasting and dinner. My task was to personally help plan and execute a 5-course menu with wine pairings and coordinate both wine and food service for the… Read More >>

Ray’s Partnership In Caring


by Doug Zellers, Ray’s General Manager As the sunny days of August reach their peak, it marks the coming of what I consider to be the most meaningful task I complete each year. Since 2004, I have volunteered  to assist with the Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) annual events. AWW is the philanthropic organization representing… Read More >>

Celebrate the Incredible Fish Story!


by Maureen “Mo” Shaw, Ray’s General Manager As a Seattle native and a hospitality leader since the mid 1980’s, I have fond memories of the first arrival of the Copper River King Salmon to Seattle in 1983.  At the time, I was the dining room manager at Triples Seafood Grill on Lake Union, which is… Read More >>

Wine Should be Fun…and Interesting

Richard Kelsey, Wine Director at Ray's since 2007, has a unique and interesting perspective on wine

by Richard Kelsey, Ray’s Wine Director As Wine Director, guests will occasionally ask questions such as: “What exactly is it that you do?” Spend a great deal of time tasting, buying and selling wine. “What is your favorite wine?” Difficult to pick 50, impossible to choose just one. “Do you get to travel to other… Read More >>