Wine Industry Links

For your convenience, our "Local Links" section show the organizations and individuals with a strong local presence (i.e. Ontario). Please note, our LINKS page is simply a resource tool. Unlike our PARTNERS page, we have not necessarily done business with everyone on the list.

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Wine Agents Wine Agents
Wineries Wineries
Wine Consultants, Educators and Sommeliers Wine Consultants, Educators and Sommeliers
Wine-Related Equipment and Supplies Wine-Related Equipment and Supplies
Wine and Food Clubs Wine and Food Clubs
Event Organizers and Catering Event Organizers and Catering
Wine Bars and Restaurants Wine Bars and Restaurants
Wine Information, Education and Resources Wine Information, Education and Resources
Wine Magazines, E-zines and Media Wine Magazines, E-zines and Media
Food and Beverage Information Food and Beverage Information
Miscellaneous Miscellaneous

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Wine Agents:

Abcon International Wine Merchants: Abcon Wines is one of the premier distributors of fine wines from around the world in the province of Ontario. We market our wines directly to restaurateurs, hotels, caterers, private consumers and prestigious clubs. The wines we seek are typically estate-bottled and represent a balance between historical and cultural traditions. We focus on wines from the finest wine growing regions worldwide with emphasis on new-world brands.
Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants: AWSM is a highly reputable national fine wines and spirits sales and marketing company. An affiliate of the Charton Hobbs Group of Companies, Authentic represents some of the world’s finest and most acclaimed brands including MASI, Champagne Louis Roederer, Whyte & Mackay, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia and Vina Cono Sur.
Churchill Cellars: Founded in 1984, Churchill Cellars is a highly respected wine, spirit and beer agency specializing in Vintages and LCBO products. We work with an excellent collection of products sourced from mostly family owned suppliers from around the world. Make sure you sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter on our website or call us at 416-368-5108.
Distillers, Vintners and Brewers Agencies: DVB offers you personalized service in the selection and sourcing of quality wines, spirits and beers for all occasions. Whether it’s a single gift delivery of Champagne, a wedding or a corporate affair, DVB Agencies can help with all your beverage alcohol requirements. Shop the world with DVB Agencies.
ex-Cellars Wine Services: ex-Cellars Wine Services offers hand-crafted wines from small family wineries through Consignment and Vintages (LCBO) in Ontario. We carefully select our wines to ensure excellent quality and value. 416 822 8187
Family Wine Merchants: Family Wine Merchants represents family producers from the finest wine, beer and spirit regions of the world. Our staff are dedicated to the education, sales and marketing of unique products that represent excellence in their class. Our focus on independently owned businesses allows us, as an independent company, to share the pride, tradition, and history of the families behind the wines, beers and spirits.
John Hanna & Sons Ltd: JH&S is one of Canada’s oldest, most respected family wine merchant firms whose portfolio is an important source for top quality wines in the country. With a firm and lifelong commitment to only the finest quality products, three generations guide this company forward with passion and dedication. 1(800)337-7043.
Le Sommelier Inc., Exclusive Wine Agents: Le Sommelier is a wine agency dedicated to bringing fine wine to the Ontario market. Our portfolio consists of premium wines from small, quality-minded, boutique producers from all over the wine producing world. We offer our wines through LCBO Specialty Services (Consignment and Private order), and also have many wines also available through Vintages and Classics. Please visit our website for details and our full product list.
Profile Wine Group: Profile Wine Group is one of Canada’s premier wine and spirit agencies. Based on a unique and diverse portfolio, an uncompromising commitment to quality & service, the company and its people have earned an acclaimed presence and a loyal client base through the development of trusted relationships and exemplary professionalism, strategically focused on General List, VINTAGES & Consignment.
The Vine, Robert Groh Agency: In early 2000, Rob Groh & Anne Jasper began building a portfolio of premium, family-owned wineries. Our passion for the wines of Italy & California defined our search for the most distinctive, authentic wines of those regions. While some of our wines are available in Vintages, most are available exclusively by direct delivery from The Vine.
The Wine Hub: The Wine Hub is the official web site of AMV-Whiz Trading Ltd., agent of fine wines, premium spirits and beers worldwide. Now, shopping for those imported wines and spirits that are not available at LCBO are possible and easy. Join our wine club and get regular delivery of wines exclusively chosen for you by our expert sommeliers.
Vinexx: The greatest wines, from the world’s greatest houses. (Fine & Rare wine agency specialized in Classic wine regions the world over.)
Woodman Wines & Spirits: Since 1990 Woodman Wines & Spirits Inc. has specialized in the distribution, sales and marketing of fine wines and spirits in Ontario, Canada.
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Wineries:

Creekside Estate Winery: Situated along 16 Mile Creek in Jordan, Creekside Estate Winery has become a haven for wine enthusiasts. Since 1998, Creekside has generated a strong following for rare varieties such as Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio. The winery has gained a reputation as a leading producer of premium wine in the Niagara Peninsula winning numerous awards in national and international competitions.
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery: Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery was established in 1988 with the first vintage. At that time we were one of a very few estate wineries dedicated to producing premium quality wines made from 100% Ontario grown grapes. Our focus is on vinifera grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, which have been cultivated by Europeans for hundreds of years, producing wines of distinction.
Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery: Peninsula Ridge has been committed to producing the finest wines Niagara has to offer. As well as The Kitchen House Restaurant we offer a number of exceptional features that make us a must-see destination for visitors to Niagara. Check out our website for events and information. We look forward to your visit!
Reif Estate Winery: One of Niagara’s founding-family wineries, Reif opened in 1983; today, the large 60-hectare site produces a complete range of varietals, including Vidal Icewine, a perennial medal winner. Premium “first growth” reds from the oldest vines are turning heads as well. The winery boasts one of the most sophisticated, educational tasting-room experiences in Niagara, complete with themed flights, blind tastings, food pairings and a new sensory wine garden.
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Wine Consultants, Educators and Sommeliers:

Patricia Dinsmore: Wine Writer, Event Planner & Wine Consultant. Soon to be published writer, believer in the Ontario wine industry and event planner. Contact me to find out how you can incorporate Ontario wines into your next party.
Stephen Beaumont’s World of Beer: One of the world’s foremost experts waxes rhapsodic on all things beer and brewing.
WineSavvy: WineSavvy offers wine appreciation courses and tastings in the Niagara region. President, Evan Saviolidis, is a Sommelier, Journalist with Canada’s largest wine magazine, Tidings, as well as the current Wine Tasting Challenge Grand Champion.
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Wine-Related Equipment and Supplies:

Rosehill Wine Cellars: Wine storage specialists. Find various makers of wine racks, wine refrigerators, wine cellars, wine coolers and cellar cooling units, as well as accessories, hardware, inventory software & more.

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Wine and Food Clubs:

CellarBuilder.ca: CellarBuilder.ca is a wine purchasing system is designed to connect wine drinkers with products you'll love - and is simply the most convenient and dependable way to build an amazing collection of authentic, artisanal and age-worthy wines. Subscribe to CellarBuilder.ca and you will automatically receive four wine shipments each year - one shipment every 3 months. Each shipment includes 6 bottles each of 2 different exclusive CellarBuilder.ca wine selections. There is no cost to joining CellarBuilder.ca and you can cancel your subscription at any time. Subscribers enjoy exclusive benefits including tasting events, recipes and food pairing suggestions, video tasting notes and more. To learn more visit
The Ontario Wine Society: The OWA is a non-profit club that explores the wines of Ontario and those of other regions of the world through informal, educational, diverse and social tastings and special events.

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Wine Magazines, E-zines and Media:

Nat Decants Free Wine E-Newsletter: Wine picks, articles and humor from Natalie MacLean, named the World's Best Drink Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia. Natalie is also the author of Red, White and Drunk All Over. For more details on this book and to sign up for the newsletter and mobile apps, visit her website below.
VINES Magazine – Seven Issues annually, in each issue of VINES you will find inspiring wine reviews, thought-provoking profiles of talented winemakers, critical evaluation of the latest releases, up-to-the-minute great value selections, wine-inspired recipes, exotic travel destinations and more!

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Masi Agricola: In 1772, the Boscaini family bought its first vineyard, the Vaio di Masi (the “valley of Masi”) in the middle of the Valpolicella area in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. Six generations later, Sandro Boscaini and his family still run Masi, a winery that has gone on to become the region’s top supplier of premium wines and leader in the creation of fine Amarone.
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Wine-Related Equipment and Supplies:

Strictly Cellars & Accessories: Strictly Cellars & Accessories is dedicated to vintage care for wine enthusiasts. We represent a select group of wine accessory and cellar products designed to enhance the enjoyment of the vintages you serve and keep. Selected wine cellars can be viewed at our Kelowna, BC sales offices. For your personal service please call to arrange a convenient appointment.
Wine Cellar Innovations: Wine Cellar Innovations designs, manufactures & installs wine storage solutions.

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Wine Information, Education and Resources

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Miscellaneous

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