Cheers

To Affordable luxury

Our business
is wine

With over a century of wine and hospitality experience, our team will help you navigate the complex wine landscape to discover unfamiliar grape varieties, regions, and tastes.

Our Philosophy

Quality.
Craftmanship.
Discovery.

This is our guiding philosophy. Our goal is to take you on a journey around the world to family-owned farms, vineyards, and cooperatives that take pride in producing the world’s greatest wines.

Featured Bottle: 2016 Rosehall Run JCR Chardonnay

Our Approach

WINE IS AS MUCH A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD AS IT IS A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY

In this respect, we are master explorers.  We know terroirs in Tuscany, appellations in Alsace, and varietals from Veneto. 

Our true passion lies in helping you find a new favourite wine. A truly remarkable bottle can bring you on a journey around the world, inspire you to try a new recipe, or merely spark a great conversation.

Where will it
take you?

Although there are many large wineries producing outstanding wines, it is the small, family-owned farms or cooperatives that speak to our client base. 

Hit play to watch a featured profile on Rosehall Run in Prince Edward Country

the tasting room
Ottawa

Wine is an adventure in taste and your journey starts here. Swirl and sip before you buy in our elegant event space, expertly designed to share knowledge and a wine tasting experience unlike any other.

Our cellar

– Rob Nellis, Founder

"I have always been drawn to wines that speak to the best expression of a region."

In the 30+ years that I have spent in bars and restaurants, 20 as a sommelier, I have always been drawn to wines that speak to the best expression of a region, the “terroir” (though I find the term frequently overused), as well as wines that offer true expressions of the fruit. 

I am an “acid freak” and look for the balancing freshness of acidity  as well as wines that are food-worthy, as they show their best when properly paired with a meal. For these reasons, our portfolio gravitates towards wineries that offer the right balance of freshness, age-worthiness and fruit character.

True luxury is not defined by labels or price. It's a mindset. Great wine is the sum of the people, their process and passion behind the final product.

Let this guide your journey.