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

Barnard Griffin

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Roussillon – Carving Out An Identity

All too often, what first comes to mind when wine consumers hear the name Roussillon is Languedoc. Usually lumped together, the southern French regions are quite distinct, each with their own identity, culture and (most importantly here) wine history and style. In fact, Roussillon has much more in common with

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Monferrato – Tenuta Olim Bauda

Historically, wine production in Monferrato was a critical segment of the area’s commerce but in the 1960s, farmers, including grape growers, fled the fields and flooded to cities to work in the growing number of manufacturing factories. The last couple of decades have seen the workers return, creating a nice

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