About us

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

A note from the 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.

– Rob Nellis

REcent blog posts

Rosehall Run

A two hour drive from downtown Toronto, sitting on a peninsula on the North Shore of Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County (PEC) is home to more than 40 wineries crafting cool climate, nervy wines in one of Canada’s newest and most exciting wine regions. Granted VQA status in 2007, the

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Celebrating Earth Day

A Guide to Organic, Sustainable and Biodynamic wines. Organic, sustainable and biodynamic practices are being adopted by wineries and winemakers the world over, but what does it all mean? Organic There are two requirements that a wine, sold in Ontario, must meet in order to have an organic claim on

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Spring Into Portuguese Whites

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find undervalued, interesting wine categories these days. Much of what was once obscure and undiscovered has become established and ubiquitous. But for those looking for interesting, expressive and distinct offerings that punch well above their price point, the diverse, wonderful world of Portuguese white

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