Tenuta Olim Bauda

Driving east from Turin in north western Italy, the land gradually transitions to a series of gently rolling hills before levelling out to the flatlands of the Po River. Along the way, you’ll pass an extensive and bucolic array of vineyards, forests, rice fields, castles and Roman churches. Here, within the larger wine region of Piemonte, you will find the historic and highly-regarded district of Monferrato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to 11 DOCs and 7 DOCGs. While not widely known by name, Monferrato and its 100 small villages produce some of Italy’s most familiar and sought-after wines including bold Barbera and fun, lightly sparkling Moscato d’Asti.

Tenuta Olim Bauda—owned and operated by the three Bertolino siblings, Diana, Dino and Gianni—comprises 33 hectares of vineyards throughout the 5 villages of Nizza Monferrato, Castelnuovo, Calcea, Fontanile and Isola d’Astigiano. Quality-obsessed winemaker, Dino, firmly believes that great wine is grown in the vineyard, and the winemaker’s role is to steward the process as simply and minimally as possible. Oak is used judiciously, allowing the terroir and fruit character to be showcased above all else. Olim Bauda’s wines offer an interesting juxtaposition: at once powerful, intense and full with elegance, refinement and balance. They are age-worthy, food-friendly and absolutely delicious.

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.