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Sustainability by the glass as Footprint Wine Tap opens on E Madison

Footprint Wine Tap — “Seattle’s first sustainable keg wine on tap bar” — is now open on Capitol Hill.

CHS first introduced you earlier this year to Seattle wine expert Kenneth Dillon and his plan to overhaul a shuttered E Madison beer tap concept into a new experiment in wine enjoyment and retail.

The sustainability-focused Footprint has set out to feature a wide selection of sustainably sourced, organic, or biodynamic wines from mostly local wineries with pours from kegs available on tap to cut down on waste and, some say, provide a better product.


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“I want be part of this movement to show the world that wine on tap is really your consistently high quality pour,” Dillon told CHS earlier this year.

Footprint plans to put up to around 20 of its taps to use featuring wines, and a few surprises here and there including hard ciders, sakes, and meads. Glass prices range from around $8 to $13 each with flights running $12 to $16. You can also purchase wine to take with you. A small selection of wine bar-worthy snacks is available to pair with your selections.

Footprint is located at 1222 E Madison and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2 to 9 PM, Fridays 2 to 10 PM, Saturdays noon to 10 PM, and Sundays noon to 7 PM. Closed Tuesdays. You can learn more at


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Una Drake
3 years ago

Such a beautiful space and great concept! I enjoyed the warm environment and delicious wine and food. Great addition to the Hill!