Wine, family and good vibes. That’s the vision of the upcoming Vineside Wine Bar, tucked into a cozy nook in the center of the Gilbert District.
Designed to give guests a “no-nonsense” wine experience, the bar was a longtime dream of owner Delaree Reilly and her two daughters, marketing and wine director Autumn Haile and hospitality director Carissa Dice.
Originally from Newport Beach in Southern California, through visits to the wineries of Temecula, Paso Robles and Sonoma, they learned early on that wine is more than “just a well-crafted beverage — it’s an opportunity for community, family, and friends to gather around the table and vibe.”
Four years ago, Reilly relocated from California to Portland. She moved to Seaside in September.
Dice worked at Soter Vineyards in Carlton and Deschutes Brewery in Portland since moving from California.
Haile was working in marketing in New York before the pandemic and relocated to Portland in June. “I will be relocating again, hopefully this month, to Seaside,” she said.
They initially looked at a vacant space directly on Broadway, but when the owner of the building suggested they take a look at the former Angi D. Wildt Gallery space in the back, they were hooked. The room gave them the look and feel they were searching for in an intimate setting and even provided space for an outdoor patio.
The menu comes with international wines, craft beers and small bites prepared in-house, including charcuterie plates, cheeses, locally smoked salmon plates and sweet treats of macarons, fruit scones and assorted cookies. Music, comfortable furniture, a welcoming bar and works of local artists on the walls complete the ambiance.
Vineside won its limited on-premises sales license at a City Council meeting last week.
Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Vineside is closed Mondays; www.thevineside.com.
The opening is scheduled for April 1.