The Grape Adventure
Wine Bar & Bottle Shop
Newsletter
12930 SE Kent-Kangley Road  Kent, WA 98030    
253-631-8400
Regular Bottle Shop Hours                      Restaurant Dining Hours - Reservations are Appreciated, Happy Hour prices are at the Bar

Monday              12p – 9p      (Dec 2, 5-9p)                                           Dinner 5p – 9p             Happy Hour all Night Bar & Tables

Tuesday             11a – 9p                                 Lunch 11a – 4:30p        Dinner 4:30 – 9p          Happy Hour 4:30 - 6:30 at the Bar

Wednesday       11a – 9p                                 Lunch 11a – 4:30p        Dinner 4:30 – 9p           Happy Hour 4:30 - 6:30 at the Bar

Thursday           11a – 9p                                 Lunch 11a – 4:30p        Dinner 4:30 – 9p           Happy Hour 4:30 - 6:30 at the Bar

Friday                11a – 10p                               Lunch 11a – 4:30p        Dinner 4:30 – 10p         Happy Hour 4:30-6:30 & 9-Close Bar Only

Saturday            12p – 10p                               Lunch 12 – 4:30p          Dinner 4:30 – 10p         Happy Hour 4:30-6:30 & 9-Close Bar Only

Sunday                12p - 5p    (Dec 1 closed)     Restaurant Closed           
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                    Don't forget, we have over 30 wines open Everyday for you to sip & enjoy!








November 29, 2013

To our Amazing Loyal Customers:

December 31, 2013 our lease comes to an end.  We have decided to not renew the lease for many reasons, but most of all because we want to
spend more time with our two daughters, Piper and Chiara.  For us, to be a bigger part of their lives is most important.

We are sorry to bring such sad news ~ we know we have been a huge part of this community for 9 1/2 years!  It was very difficult to reach
this decision, since we have such a busy & successful restaurant, not to mention the very loyal and passionate customers we have been
blessed with.

We have thoroughly discussed all of the options including expanding the kitchen and dropping the retail, moving to another location,
having someone else run the business... but the best choice for our family is to close at the end of our lease.  And we know it just wouldn’t
be the same without Katie, Scott or Denise.  

We made sure our employees were secure in knowing that we are helping them find another job ~ if they need to take their new
position before the end of the year we need to adapt to that, so there will be several menu items that will be taken off as we go... but we will
still offer plenty of amazing choices!

It will be very busy in December with people wanting to enjoy our services before we close.  So please call to reserve your table.  No
reservations for more than 6 people please.

These past 9 1/2 years have been amazing and we appreciate our loyal friends and customers, who have always supported us.  We know
there will be many disappointed people in our community.  That is the hardest part for us, too ~ we love and care about the friends and
family we have made here.

The second major reason that led us to our final decision is the impact of I-1183.  We have seen a massive decline in retail sales, now that
liquor is everywhere, the majority of people do not make the extra stop to buy their wine at the local wine shop.  Which brings us to another
crossroads… that The Grape Adventure would have to evolve again, with more focus on the restaurant to continue the success and growth
needed to sustain itself.  

It made us think… what do we really want to do with our lives…  spend more time as a family with our two girls!

After so many struggles and trials these last few years we now have many opportunities laid before us that will allow us to have the family
time we want.  Scott’s contract with Olympic Pipeline was extended!  Katie can open her voice studio again, sing at church, sing at other
local venues, expand her Mary Kay business, host more Gold Shows, bookkeep for companies, be someone’s personal assistant or be the
Director of Finance for a small company, like she was in her past life!  We will be meeting with a company in January who is interested in
developing a charm idea we have patented!!!  

We are already talking to our winery contacts throughout the world and would like to continue the travel aspect of The Grape Adventure!  
Our April trip in 2014, which is almost full, is proof of that!

**Only Wine Club Members will be able to RSVP for our final 4 days of serving food.  December 18, 19, 20 & 21.

**We will have several wines and gift items marked down for all customers, but if wine inventory is not sold, we can return the current
vintage to the distributors... but we would rather not do that to our awesome wine reps!  So please help our wine & gifts find a new home!  
We will not be offering anything over 20-25% off, for we have never priced our items to allow for larger discounts.

We loved being a part of your lives ~ you were a HUGE part of ours!

Katie will be starting a musician Facebook page, to keep everyone up to date with that aspect of our lives…  

Denise plans on becoming a Private Chef ~ she will come to your kitchen and creates food for your dinner parties...

Please continue to follow The Grape Adventure on Facebook to find out about wines, food and travel info we come across and want to
continue to share with you... who knows where 2014 will lead us…  

Maybe someone will want us to help them develop an award winning restaurant like The Grape Adventure...

Much love to you and your family!

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Italy 2014 with Katie & Scott -   April 15 -27, 2014

2 Days in Florence, 2 Days in Cinque Terre, 8 day tour of Northern Italy (Lake Garda, Venice, Verona,
Mantua and Modena), ending in Florence  - see our
travel page for  pictures of past trips!  It is wonderful!!!  
(subject to change)

$3645 for 12 days (only the 8 days in Northern Italy, Sep 20-27 $3195)
Includes: Wine, two meals a day(most days), wine, private city tours, 2-3 winery tours, cooking class, wine,
lodging, tour transportation and more wine!  This trip is a more laid back eating, drinking and lounging
vacation!   (airfare not included)

We have room for up to 14 travelers ~ We already have 9 signed up!  
Get on the list today!!

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Join our Facebook Fanclub!!!    

We plan on staying in touch with you!  We'll post when we find a great restaurant or wine!

Watch for the last of our Daily or Weekly coupons!

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We will miss you!
Scott, Katie, Piper & Chiara  

  Dad & Piper                                                                                 Piper        May 2013       Chiara                               Mom & Chiara
  Born 9/9/08                                                                                                                                                                  Born 3/
17/10
The Grape Adventure Wine Bar & Bottle Shop
The Grape Adventure Wine Bar & Bottle Shop
Wine Spectator's
2009, 2010, 2011
Restaurant Award of
Excellence.
60 awards were given to
Washington State
Restaurants.
Upcoming Live Music Dates:  RSVP

*John Boatner on Piano ~ Fri 6:30p & Sat 6:30p
Chuck Gay on Guitar ~ Dec 12, 6:30p

(Schedule Subject to Change)
The Grape Adventure will be closing it's doors at the end of December 2013