BIZNOTE: Sebastiano’s uncorking soon at ‘Hinds Junction’

“That’s all I drink, so that’s all I sell.”

That’s how Sebastiano Tecchio summarizes his plan to open a natural-wine shop/bar at 3278 California SW.

It’s where he managed Molly’s Bottle Shop for more than two years. Molly’s closed recently, and Sebastiano’s is taking over the space.

The proprietor explains that “natural wine” – not necessarily organic – is a way of describing both the way the grapes are grown and the wine is produced, without chemicals/additives. Sebastiano says only one percent of wines are “natural,” but that’s still a wide enough selection that he’ll be able to offer a variety of types – frequently changing, because they’re generally small producers whose offerings are in flux.

He was a wine importer in New York for more than decades, and ran a gallery there for a while too – along with working as a fine-art photographer – so he plans to be part of the West Seattle Art Walk. Sebastiano also sees that as a way of showing support for a community that has embraced him already: “What I love about this place is the community that formed here – I’ve made so many friends.”

Some are helping build the bar, in fact. (Other changes to the space will include transforming its little loft into an office area.)

He’s hoping to be able to open in about a month, in the area that’s grown into so much of a mini-business district, he says it ought to be nicknamed “Hinds Junction” (after the nearest crossstreet). Once Sebastiano’s is open, hours are likely to be Wednesdays-Thursdays 2-8 pm, Fridays-Saturdays 3-9 pm, Sundays noon-6, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

11 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Sebastiano's uncorking soon at 'Hinds Junction'"

  • JW January 18, 2024 (8:42 pm)

    I cannot wait for this place to open, Sebastiano is knowledgable about natural wine and so fun to hang with! I’m part of his wine club and the wines are awesome!

  • Wine son January 18, 2024 (8:46 pm)

    I’ll say that I did not use to drink wine, let alone natural wine until I met Sebastiano. Apart from being one of the warmest most inviting folks I’ve met, Seba- or as I like to call him “wine papa”- knows their wine and will curate bottles to your taste buds’ delights. So excited for this shop to open and to enjoy a space filled with community!

  • Wendy January 18, 2024 (8:48 pm)

    I cannot wait to have Sebastiano back as my neighbor! He’s an amazing human and we’ve missed him! His wines are unmatched in quality and environmental impact. 

  • Cat January 18, 2024 (9:20 pm)

    Yay! I’m so excited for this! I was really bummed when Molly’s closed.  Looking forward to the opening. Cheers!

  • BERNICE GAILING January 19, 2024 (7:06 am)

      Wishing you all the best on your new adventure. Know that your wine store will be an added gift for your area.  Bernice   

  • Jen January 19, 2024 (7:25 am)

    Congratulations, Sebastiano! This is wonderful news. Hinds Junction is fortunate to have this gem of a shop and all the knowledge you bring. 

  • Megan January 19, 2024 (8:54 am)

    Congratulations Seba!! I can’t wait to come to your new shop and partake in your excellent choice in wine. 🥰🍷

  • LovingWine January 19, 2024 (9:51 am)

    What happened to Molly’s? Why the change if it was already a natural wine store before?

  • Sake Master January 19, 2024 (9:58 am)

    We can’t wait! We were regulars when Sebastiano managed Molly’s. Sebastiano is amazing at creating an awesome space to enjoy wine and conversation and curates incredible wines from all over the world. This shop will be a great asset for West Seattle.  

  • Joe January 19, 2024 (11:57 am)

    Lets GOOOOO!!!!!!

  • CB January 19, 2024 (1:32 pm)

    In his time at Molly’s, Sebastiano built a beautiful, welcoming community where strangers became friends and where you felt right at home whether you were a seasoned sommelier or just venturing into the world of wine. So thrilled for this next step for Sebastiano and for the community he continues to build!

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