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

Greek Wines Rediscovered

Until recently, most Ontario consumers have been unwilling to try wines from lesser known areas, often made from unknown and hard to pronounce grapes. But curious wine drinkers willing to explore outside their comfort zone are almost always rewarded. Greek wines have a long and storied history, dating to antiquity

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Thinking Inside the Box

Boxed wine you say?  Surely you’re not serious?!  But we are.  And so are many quality-focused, progressive wineries throughout the world.  Bag-in-Box (BiB as it’s known in the industry) has become a growing trend for a variety of reasons in today’s evolving and environmentally-conscious market. Bottles First, let’s look at

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Sustainability

Weingut Wechsler Sustainability has become an increasingly important concept within the global wine industry. However, it is all too often a misunderstood notion, with broad interpretations and diverse implications. It is typically used interchangeably with terms like organic, biodynamic and natural. While all three can be a part of sustainability,

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