In the nation's capital

Boxed wine, reimagined

The experience

Details matter

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:

come share our passion


Most frequent questions and answers

We are open Tuesday to Sunday 3pm till late.

Closed Mondays.

To schedule a tasting please click here. Please note scheduling a tasting is subject to availability. 

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.

Wine & Food Menu

We have a No Tipping policy at 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 danielle@buyersandcellars.ca

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.

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.

Please note that during the summer months Somerset St is closed to car traffic from Thursday-Sunday starting at 4:30pm.

Yes! That is the raison d’être of our Ottawa Tasting Room. Book a tasting to  sample what we currently have available in our portfolio and purchase on the spot. If you would prefer, we can organize delivery of your wine order to your home or office.

All deliveries leave The Tasting Room on Fridays at 2pm. If you live in the Ottawa area, you will receive your package on Friday afternoon/evening. 

Deliveries going to the GTA will take a 5-7 days.

You can pickup your package for free at The Tasting Room anyday after 3pm.

COVID19 Precautions

Buyers+Cellars Tasting Room is dedicated to keeping the Ottawa community safe by abiding by Health Canada recommendations and being as transparent about our procedures, if you have any questions about the following please feel free to contact curtis@buyersandcellars.ca 

  • We are open by appointment only to ensure we can maintain physical distancing
  • Appointments will be staggered, allowing 40 minutes between appointments to ensure sanitization
  • Our brand new kitchen is well ventilated and is cleaned and sanitized before opening, during service and when closing.
  • Our staff is equipped with proper gloves, face masks and sanitizers, and will follow social distancing rules
  • A freshly cleaned bottle of hand sanitizer will be provided for every new appointment
  • We have hand sanitizing stations at the entrance to our premises and at the entrance to our washroom facilities
  • Each group will be assigned to its own washroom 
  • There are touchless soap dispensers in all of our washrooms
  • After each seating, tables and chairs will be disinfected and washrooms will be disinfected and restocked
  • All glasses and bottles are sanitized before use
  • All cutlery is disinfected after being washed in our high temperature dishwasher
  • Only debit or credit payments will be accepted

For online orders and the Experiences Boxes

  • The Tasting Room strictly follows the City of Ottawa’s COVID-19 guidelines for restaurants to ensure our establishment is safe for our guests and staff. Below are a few examples of the steps we are taking; 
  • Each wine in your Experience box has been wiped with sanitizer prior to packing and all Experience boxes are put under a powerful UV light for added security
  • Pickups will take place just inside the TTR doors.
  • Deliveries: Our delivery drivers are equipped with gloves, masks and sanitizer to provide safe delivery for each new order. They have also been trained in safe social distancing door delivery protocols.
  • Payment must be made online prior to pickup or delivery.