Uncork And Enjoy Your Next Bottle From These Five Wine Shops

Canadians love their wine. Whether it’s a robust Cabernet Sauvignon from France, a tasty Chardonnay from California, a spicy Argentine Malbec or a Riesling from our very own Ontario-based vineyards – the bottom line is we consume a lot of wine, in fact Canadians account for 2% of the world’s wine consumption.

In Canada, Ontario and British Columbia are the two largest wine-producing provinces. However, wine producing regions are also present in other provinces, including Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Due to our frigid season, Iced Wine is another unique offer available to Canadians – a reason to love winter even more!

We have put together a list of wine shops and markets where you are sure to find your favourite varietal of both locally produced and imported wine.

A stone throw away from Trinity Bellwoods park, this  bottle-shop, wine bar and café offers a refreshing new way to try new wines. All bottles on selection are not available for sale through the LCBO, which should intrigue most wine-o’s. Additionally on weekend, their Sip School program gives guests the opportunity to learn about three wines, paired with snacks.

Address: 768A Queens St. W

Opimian Wine Club brings over 100 exclusive producers worldwide (from 13 countries and 120 wine regions) to you, offering over 500 one-of-a-kind wines chosen by their Masters of Wine. These select wines are only available to order through Opimian and can be collected at your local liquor store.

Shop by the wine or by the winery – Artisan is a premium wine boutique in Vancouver & Victoria, offering a wine for everyone & every occasion. Members of the Artisan Wine Club get access to two or three seasonal favourites and is the perfect way to discover new wines and enjoy exciting tasting experiences.

Address: 119-123 Carrie Cates Crt, North Vancouver BC V7M3K7


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Winner of multiple provincial awards, this unpretentious wine and whisky shop has a vast selection of wines from globes wine-producing regions. For this reason, it has evolved from a modest neighborhood corner store to one of the most dynamic and unique stores in the country.

Address: 1257 Kensington Road NW

decanter is a boutique and tasting bar in Prince Edward County, featuring a unique selection of small batch and rare Ontario wines, craft beer, cider and mead, plus locally-sourced gifts, pantry fare, picnic supplies and gourmet snacks. Part of their services is Cellar Source, which offers consultation with individuals and businesses around wines for personal or corporate needs, led in-person and virtual tastings and hosted winemaker events.

Address: 260 Main St., Wellington


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