Bastille “Meet the Producer” Happy Hour Featuring Winemaker David Oldham

SEATTLE, WA – Bastille’s June 4 “Meet the Producer” happy hour features winemaker David Oldham of Andrew Will Winery on Vashon Island.

The special happy hour will take place in the front bar area from 4:30pm – 6pm. Bastille’s wine guru, James Lechner, and winemaker Oldham will be on hand to pour a selection of Andrew Will’s Ciel du Cheval wines and chat. All the wines will be offered at a below retail price. Score!

Winemaker Oldham will have the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Ciel du Cheval at the event – this Bordeaux blend is made from one of the premier sources of fruit in Washington State. Guests can enjoy a 2.5 ounce taste for $6, a 5 ounce glass for $12, or a retail bottle for $60. A tasting flight of all three vintages will be offered for $15.

Chef Jason Stoneburner’s happy hour menu will be available. Guests can look forward to a selection of Tartines for $2, Beef Cheek Gougères for $5, Petite Moules Frites for $8, Falafel for $5, Croque Monsieur for $6, Bastille Burger for $8, and Dinah’s Cheese with white wine gelée and spiced hazelnuts for $7. Erik Carlson’s happy hour cocktails will also be available.

Future “Meet the Producer” Happy Hours will include winemakers, brewers, distillers, and artisans. Each happy hour will showcase specific products and have them available for guests to enjoy. A representative will also be on hand to answer questions and talk about their area of expertise and passion. New producers are being confirmed daily, and the goal is to makes this a weekly event.

Save the Date:
June 11 – Steven Stone of Sound Spirits
June 18 – Erik Chapman of Sun Liquor Distillery
July 12 – Special Thursday “Meet the Producer” with Benjamin Jones, owner of Rhum JM and Clement Rhum Agricole
July 16 – Dragos Axinte of Novo Fogo Cachaca

Andrew Will Winery was founded in 1989 by winemaker Chris Camarda. The award-winning winery and Camarda’s style of wine making, that focuses on the primacy of the vineyard over variety, has helped to establish Washington State as a world-class wine-producing region.  Andrew Will wines are labeled by vineyard with each wine a different makeup of the Bordeaux varietals. These vineyards, all in the Columbia Valley, include Camarda’s own estate Two Blondes and the Champoux Vineyard, where he is part owner. He also sources from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard. To learn more, visit
Opened in June of 2009 and housed in an historic 1920’s building in Seattle’s Old Ballard neighborhood, Bastille Café & Bar is a bustling homage to a Parisian brasserie. Owners Deming Maclise and James Weimann scoured Paris flea markets and local salvage stores for vintage accessories to create a truly authentic feel. From the white subway tiles, antique mirrors, and Paris Metro clock to the zinc-topped bar and stunning crystal chandelier that takes center stage in the Back Bar; they’ve truly hit the mark. Chef Jason Stoneburner creates French focused cuisine inspired by the abundance of seasonal product found locally—and it doesn’t get any more local than the restaurants 4500-square-foot organic rooftop garden.

The wine list is French focused with a smattering of NW wines and the bar offers an extensive collection of absinthe. Bastille is open 4:30pm to 12am Sunday through Wednesday and until 2am Thursday through Saturday. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10pm Sunday thru Thursday and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.  Brunch is served Sunday from 10am – 3pm. Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm – 6pm and from 10pm to 12am Sunday thru Thursday.  Bastille is available for private parties. For more information or reservations, call 206.453.5014 or visit

Bastille Café & Bar is located at 5307 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle, Washington.
Photo credit to Bastille Cafe & Bar

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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