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How do the
tastings work?

We like to call ourselves an ‘Urban Tasting Room,’ located in the heart of Ottawa. Our cozy and luxurious space is set up with a main bar where we seat our guests, much like tasting rooms at vineyards. This gives our team the opportunity to provide an attentive yet relaxed style of service.

Buyers+Cellars is foremost an import agency, so the Tasting Room has the first glance at the newest trends that our founder, Rob Nellis has to offer. Also, with such an extensive library of wines that we can dip into, our tasting menu changes weekly to express what our staff thinks is drinking well and entirely fun!

Enjoying a tasting experience is all about what YOU want to do. We generally have 20 to 30 wines open at a given time for you to sample. We offer 1 oz, 3 oz and 5 oz pours, which gives our guests the ability to taste as many wines as they wish but also allow the chance to sit and relax with something they love.

Our staff at The Tasting Room are here to help in your journey. We want to get to know you! Based on a quick discussion of your likes and dislikes we can custom design a ‘flight’ of wines. We are all unique, and so is wine. Our team wants to find something for you that can draw amazement, joy and curiosity.

There is no set cost here at The Tasting Room. An experience generally costs 70 to 80 dollars with food and wine but again, you are in control. We are a non-gratuity establishment. From the outset Buyers+Cellars was adamant on providing living wages, salaries and health benefits to its staff.

Above all we want you to know you are in good hands. We have lots of humor, care and 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.

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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.