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The Tasting room
Founded in 2018, Buyers+Cellars is Ontario’s newest boutique wine company, offering a unique approach to buying, experiencing and enjoying wine. With this, our first Tasting Room, we look forward to providing a relaxed and inviting atmosphere to share our philosophy of affordable luxury with wine enthusiasts in Ottawa and the surrounding area.
Our portfolio of hand-crafted wines has been meticulously chosen by our team of professionals. All have been created by passionate producers and are unique to the Ontario market.
The Buyers+Cellars Tasting Room is dedicated to the experience of enjoying wine and that comes down to the fine details. We have created an optimal tasting environment by paying special attention to the atmosphere, aromas and serving practices of our space. For example:
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Most frequent questions and answers
Our Bottle Shop is now open 7 days a week!
Monday-Saturday: 3PM to 9PM
Sunday: Noon to 6PM
To schedule a tasting please click here. Please note scheduling a tasting is subject to availability.
We use a somewhat unique pricing structure called band pricing. Within each band, there is a selection of wines that are priced (per bottle) within the range indicated:
Band One: Bottle Price $15-$25
$1.00 sample …. $4.50 3oz …. $7.50 5oz
Band Two: Bottle Price $26-$35
$2.00 sample …. $6.00 3oz …. $10.00 5oz
Band Three: Bottle Price $36-$50
$3.00 sample …. $9.00 3oz …. $15.00 5oz
Band Four: Bottle Price $50-$80
$4.00 sample …. $12.00 3oz …. $20.00 5oz
Sampling of wines priced $80+ is calculated on an individual basis.
In addition to these sampling options, we have a wide variety of wines available to purchase by the bottle, as well as a rotating curated wine flight menu.
Our menu and pricing are designed to encourage you to sample a variety of wines from our portfolio without the intimidation or expense of retail markups. Welcome to a new way to buy wine in Ontario!
Yes! Our full-time Chef has created a small menu of tapas and charcuterie. Please note that our menu is subject to availability and may be changed at the discretion of our Chef.
For larger events or parties, our Chef is more than happy to create a menu that fits your needs. For more information on events or larger catering options please email [email protected]
We have a No Tipping policy at the Buyers + Cellars. Our staff members are paid salaries that allow them to be passionate and successful, without relying on added service gratuities. Should you wish to acknowledge the exceptional service provided by a member of our team, we would respectfully and gratefully ask you to share your positive feedback on social media, or send a testimonial, that we can share with members of the public, to [email protected]
There are plenty of paid parking lots in the area surrounding the Tasting Room. There is also street parking available on Somerset. Street parking is free in the evenings after 5:30pm and free on weekends.
Yes! That is what our Ottawa Tasting Room is there for. Book a tasting here, come try what we currently have available in our portfolio and purchase on the spot. In addition we can organize delivery to your home or office, offering a new way to buy wine.
Buyers + Cellars wants to make buying wine easy and accessible. Presently, there are three different ways you can purchase our wines in
PRIVATE ORDER: A rotating selection of our wines are available for ‘private order’ every month. These wines will be shipped from our producers to the LCBO (a process that may take 3+ months) and then delivered to your home or office. When you place a Private Order, you must pay a deposit and must commit to accepting full delivery of your order within 30 days of its arrival into the LCBO warehouse. Private orders must be placed for full cases only.
CONSIGNMENT ORDER: We have stock of some of the wines from our portfolio on hand at the LCBO warehouse in Toronto. These ‘Consignment wines’ are available to taste at the Tasting Room and can be ordered for delivery to your home or office. Delivery typically takes 3-5 business days. These wines must be ordered by the case.
LCBO ORDER: Selected wines from our collection are available to purchase at LCBO Destination Collection stores.
Of course! Our goal at Buyers + Cellars is to make it easier for you to enjoy our wines, at your convenience. Private Orders, Consignment Orders and Winery Direct Orders are typically delivered on Thursdays or Fridays. We will do our best to provide you with a delivery window and to accommodate your specific delivery requirements.
We will do our best to accommodate each client and their order, however we do have some limitations.
When you place a private order with us, this is a confirmed, committed order, subject to a non-refundable deposit. However, we understand that circumstances can change. Please contact your sales rep or Anyssa ([email protected]) should you wish to make a change to your order after it has been placed with the LCBO.
Consignment orders are for wine inventory held at the LCBO warehouse in Toronto. Typically, we can process your Consignment order within 1-3 business days upon receipt of your request. After your order has been submitted to the LCBO for processing, it cannot be cancelled. However, if you are unhappy with your purchase, we are able to accept product returns for full refund, less an LCBO restocking fee and delivery charges. Please note that refunds can only be processed on full cases returned to us in their original packaging.
DESTINATION COLLECTION ORDERS
Please refer to the LCBO’s website for information regarding their product return and refund policy:
Arrival of your wine depends on what type of order you placed:
Typically, these orders will take 3-4 months from the order date. These are not wines that we have in stock in Ontario; they must be shipped directly from our producers around the world. The shipment process is controlled by the LCBO and its transporters; unexpected delays can occur.
Wines ordered through this LCBO Program are typically shipped within 5 business days from the date of order.
The LCBO offers home delivery (subject to a $12 delivery fee per order). Alternatively, you can have an online order delivered to your local LCBO store at no additional cost. The LCBO website indicates that deliveries take 1-2 weeks from the order date.
WINERY DIRECT ORDERS
Rosehall Run, our winery partner in Prince Edward County, will deliver wine orders directly to your home or office. Typically lead times are 5 business days.
Our Ottawa Tasting Room is located in a beautifully historic building that unfortunately limits our overall accessibility.
The building is above street level. A flight of stairs provides access to our front door. Our washrooms are located below ground level, accessible by stairs only, We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.