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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.

Featured Bottle: Les Crêtes Mon Blanc

Drinkclusion

At Buyers + Cellars, we strongly believe in equal opportunity for everyone in our community.

That is why we are a proud Silver Level Supporter of the Drinkclusion Scholarship Program again this year. Funds donated to this important initiative, from generous Drinks Ontario members, will go toward beverage alcohol training & education for BIPOC & other under-represented persons in Ontario.

Drinkclusion was formed by Drinks Ontario in 2020, with support from Vinequity, to focus on increasing equality, diversity and inclusion in the beverage alcohol industry in Ontario. We recognize that a diversity of voices brings strength to our industry through new and different perspectives, experiences and knowledge.

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

Drinking Inside the Box (or can or pouch or…)

As the realities of climate change emerged, ‘sustainability’ became a ubiquitous term in nearly every industry.  While sustainability may be viewed by some as a more marketable buzzword than eco-responsibility, a great number of producers are committed to reducing wine’s impact on our environment. As a result, alternative wine packaging

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Holiday Hosting

’Tis The Season, as they say.  And for us, The Season includes hosting festive gatherings with family, friends and great wine.  Cool weather, hearty fare and a celebratory mood provide the backdrop for a myriad of opportunities to pop corks and fill glasses.  Whether you’re hosting a casual holiday drop-in,

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UMAMI

Spread out over the tongue are papillae, which contain bud-shaped organs that detect taste. “Taste buds”, as we usually refer to them, are comprised of dozens of taste cells clumped together. The taste cells contain receptors for sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami substances. From these receptors, information is transmitted

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