How do the
tastings work?

We consider ourselves an ‘Urban Tasting Room’. Located in the heart of Ottawa, the main bar of our cozy and luxurious space is where we seat many of our guests, much like the tasting room you would see when visiting a winery. This allows our team to provide an attentive yet relaxed style of service.

The Buyers+Cellars’ experience is all about YOU. We generally have 20 to 30 wines open and available to be sampled at any given time. Our menu changes weekly and we have an extensive library of past releases and older vintages that we dip into. These are all sourced extensively from our boutique import agency, whose mandate is to scour the earth in search of hand-crafted wines made by passionate producers, often from regions and grape varieties you have never heard of!  

The role of our staff is to guide you on a journey of discovery into the incredible diversity the world of wine has to offer. Based on your personal preferences and sense of adventure, we will custom-design a flight of wines, just for you. We aim to inspire curiosity, delight and complete satisfaction.

We offer 1 oz, 3 oz and 5 oz pours and allot 90 minutes for each booking. Note, we are a non-gratuity establishment.

Most importantly, you will be in good hands with us. We are fun and extremely customer-focused. Plus we have great tunes. Please join our wine adventure!

Check out our menu

Tasting Room
Gift Cards

We offer gift cards to our tasting bar and bottle shop. If you live in the area please feel free to stop by during operating hours (Tuesday-Sunday, 3pm-late) to purchase and pick up your gift card. You can also give us a call and purchase over the phone. We will hold the physical card at the Tasting Room and email you an electronic copy that you can send as a gift.


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.