One of the perks of living in the Greater Toronto Area is the ability to have everything and anything you could want delivered (contactless) to your doorstep – including excellent wines. And thanks to Ontario wineries, bars, and wine clubs, the selection is impressive – with a click of a mouse, you can sip fun bubbles from craft Ontario producers, or rare bottles from lauded French winemakers. (Note that if you’re ordering from a bar, law requires you to add a food item to your cart.) Here, how to get great wine online, just in time for National Wine Day, May 25.

Best Option for Mixed Packs: Grape Witches

Minimum Order Delivery: Cases range between 3 and 6 bottles
Cost of Shipping: $10-20 depending on region.

Natural wine educators Nicole Campbell and Krysta Oben have been hosting chic wine affairs in Toronto for years. This hasn’t slowed as the world moves online – now, the duo host virtual tie dye classes and sells wines paired with novels from Toronto’s Type Books.

Every Friday, the Grape Witches release a new mix pack of wine. Expect quirky wines from cool characters, like sparkling wines from Ontario’s Trail Estates or bottles from cult producers (Gut Oggau and Alex & Maria Koppitsch have made past appearances). They ship across Ontario. Prices are based on distance.

Best Option for Single Bottles: Paradise Grapevine

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Paradise Grapevine is rebranding as a fancy chip take out restaurant WINE SHOP! Come buy all the take away truffle or ham chips your heart desires! Maybe while you’re here, you can also grab some wine to go with those salty potato snacks! If you’re in the GTA and you’d prefer contactless delivery, that is very cool! Head to our website and click on ‘Wine Shop’ at the top of the page to be redirected to our online ordering platform (more pictures coming)! You’ll have all your goods delivered in a few days time! Come pick up your order for free or get free shipping on orders over $100!!⁣ ⁣ If you are coming in store, we’ll only be letting one customer/group in at a time, and have marked the appropriate lineup spacing on the ground for safe social distancing practices. It would be amazing if you could bring your own bag/box for your takeaway order! And, as always, thank you so much for your support as we try to navigate this challenging time! ⁣ ⁣ Very tentative, likely to change at any moment, weekend hours are: ⁣ ⁣ Friday: 3:30pm – 11pm⁣ Saturday: 3pm – 11pm⁣ Sunday: 3pm – 11pm

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Minimum Order Delivery: N/A
Cost of Shipping: $12.88 for orders under $100. Free shipping over $100.

Toronto’s chill west-end wine bar offers a great selection of wines, beers and craft ciders – including funky fermented Basque ciders and beers from Sonnen Hill, a tiny farm brewery in Caledon. Bottles run the gamut of budget-priced to big splurge. The just-launched house wines, a locally-grown gamay and riesling, are stand-outs. All orders come with a bag of black truffle or Iberian ham-flavoured chips. Wines arrive in one to three business days across Ontario.

Best Option for Spanish Vino: Albae

Minimum Order Delivery: Depending on case size, between three and six bottles
Cost of Shipping: $15

Ontario’s newest wine club focuses on the wines of Spain, with a knack for biodynamic, organic, and collector wines you won’t find elsewhere in the country. Subscribe for monthly tasting packs of three or six bottles – a tiered pricing system lets you choose price and commitment level. Each wine comes with a tag that details tasting notes and information about the winemaking process and producer. Trial and gift subscriptions are also available.

Best Option for Cool Canadian Wines: Crushable Club

Minimum Order Delivery: None
Cost of Shipping: Depends on location

Wine writer Laura Milnes brings her favourite Canadian wines to your door with her rotating subscription boxes – each shipment highlights a different domestic winemaker (past boxes included bottles from B.C.’s Rathjen and Scout vineyards). She’s friends with many, and these relationships result in excellent deals and hard-to-find bottles. It’s a club in concept, but there are no minimum purchases, no memberships and no obligation to commit to every month. Crushable Club ships across the country.

Best Option for Quick Toronto Deliveries: GrapeCrush

Minimum Order Delivery: N/A
Cost of Shipping: $6.50

Housed out of Soso Food Club, GrapeCrush peddles wines with a focus on natural and biodynamic processes. None of them can be found in the LCBO, and GrapeCrush charges a minimal markup. The selection rotates weekly, but keep an eye out for bottles from Brutal, a natural wine co-op, or picks from Austrian producer Meinklang. Or, browse through the list – it’s well-curated, and arranges bottles in categories like “funky” or “under $20.” Deliveries go out Friday afternoon in the Toronto area and include a snack, usually a pretzel.

Best Option for Funky Wines from Small-Producers: Two Faces Wine Bar

Minimum Order Delivery: For Guelph, $50. For Kitchener-Waterloo, $75. For Toronto, $250.
Cost of Shipping: Free in the Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo areas

This Guelph wine bar is offering deliveries from their eclectic cellar of cult-loved bottles, including Dave McMillan of Joe Beef’s collaboration with Hinterland Vineyard and picks from Greek wine savants Kamara Estates. Outside of the wine world, they stock the dreamy ‘Marrow’ vermouth from Cawston, British Columbia, made with chamomile, jasmine, and mandarin.

Deliveries go out to Guelph on Tuesdays, Cambridge on Wednesday, and Toronto on Friday. All orders must include a food item, like Pâté, Spanish chips, or tinned preserves.

Best Option for Wine-Style Ciders: Revel Cider

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Yikes. Y’all don’t mess around eh? ~ Yesterday we released a new bottle (to our newsletter subscribers). As of this writing, there are 22 bottles left. Sorry in advance if you miss out. Subscribe to the newsletter on our homepage to be the first to know when new stuff drops. For those of you who aren’t on the newsletter, here are the details on yesterday’s release: NOETIC We like to experiment; it means we continue to learn. For Noetic, we blended a portion of our 2017 Tepaché (cider with pineapples, and baking spices) with a Perry aged on Maréchal Foch skins. Noetic is actually—actually—the last of our pineapples. It is the perfect sendoff to fruit from the tropics. Crushed pineapple leaves play with the wild bramble-meets-sour-cherry of Maréchal Foch. Crunchy tannins meet textbook pineapple tang. Spicy tequila barrels bring it all together. Pavlova in a glass. Noetic’s the perfect gardening cider. It’s also great for rainy indoor days. Get it while you still can. Online now.

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Minimum Order Delivery: No minimum
Cost of Shipping: Free shipping on orders above 6 bottles in Ontario. $10 shipping for the rest of Canada.

Tariq Ahmed started Revel Cider as part of his fourth-year studies at Guelph. The brand has since turned into a wine world darling with its inventive riffs on wine-style ciders. The “Line Drawing” is a quaffable cider fermented on orange wine skins, while the “Soif” is made with strawberries, cherries and cabernet franc skins. Also by the Revel folks is ibi wines: Ontario-made wines that reflect the local environment. With notes of tropical fruit, Ibi’s super chuggable cans of skin contact Vidal are a patio power move.

The Revel team hand-delivers each order to Toronto and Guelph, or couriers orders across Canada for arrival within 1 to 4 days.

Best Option for Female-Made Bottles: The Grange Winery

Minimum Order Delivery: 3 bottles
Cost of Shipping: Free shipping in Ontario and Montreal on 6+ bottles.

The mother-daughter duo of Maggie and Caroline Granger make hand-produced wine out of Prince Edward County that drink way above their price category. There’s a crowd-pleasing bubbly, a Cabernet Franc great for dinner drinking, and an orange Pinot Gris best sipped on a sunny afternoon. Labels are designed by local artists. Alternatively, let the duo pick wines for you, with themed mix packs (like “BBQ drinks” or “Best of the Season”). At the moment, they are also selling off rare bottles from their wine library.

Free shipping is offered in Ontario and Montreal for orders over 6 bottles, or the vineyard offers free local delivery in Prince Edward County.

Best Option for Natural Wines: Trail Estate

Minimum Order Delivery: N/A
Cost of Shipping: Free for six or more bottles.

This Prince Edward County vineyard is (wo)manned by Mackenzie Brisbois, a trailblazer for the area’s natural wine scene. Trail Estates produces exciting wines sans sulfurs or additives. There are unfiltered Chardonnays and Baco Noirs, but also quirky wines like “Little Fluffy Clouds,” a bright, effervescent riesling, or “Orange Julius,” a zesty, refreshing orange wine. Free delivery is offered around the province for orders of six or more bottles.

Best Option for Globe-Trotting Wines: Noble Estates

Minimum Order Delivery: Most wines are offered in quantities of six or twelve.
Cost of Shipping: $15 within GTA, $25 outside. Free for orders over 24 bottles.

The restaurant-loved wine distributor now offers it’s extensive selection of wines by the case to non-industry folk. Sparkling offerings from Pares Balta, a family-run vineyard just outside Barcelona, are a particular favourite, though Noble Estates is home to a notable selection of classic French and budget Italian wines. Or, eye their locally-made spirits section (like Howitzer Whisky or Alliston’s Beattie’s Vodka). Noble Estates ships to your doorstep.

Best Option for Your New Favourite Wine: Archive 909

 

Minimum Order Delivery: N/A
Cost of Shipping: Free for orders over $50

For all Toronto residents, Dundas West wine bar Archive 909 is selling off their deep cellar at excellent discounts. Delivery is limited – it depends where staff can bike to. But the bottle list is covetable. There’s the “Chat Fou,” a carbonic Grenache from Rhône, and “Susucaru” from Frank Cornelissen – a party of a red wine from the foot of Mount Etna. Throw in some handmade gnocchi or artisanal cheeses and make an evening out of it.

Best Option for Perfect Patio Wines: Rosewood

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Flora power 🌸 // We’re official sad, shocked and overwhelmed that our 2019 Flora rosé is now sold out. We can’t thank you enough for all your support of our family farm and love seeing all your amazingly creative and dreamy pictures with our wine bb’s. We’re getting lots of questions if this will be restocked and sadly a new Flora batch won’t be back until the next vintage is ready. For now, some chilled down Notorious PTG makes for a good alternative for a juicy rosé season ahead (link in bio). Ps keep your eyes peeled for Nebulous and new mead release announcements coming soon. Gorgeous snap 📸 @thewineratt – how could we not share it. ✌🏻Happy long weekend, stay safe. __________ #flora #rosé #flowerpower #followthebee #soif #yeswayrosé #unfiltered #realwine #vinvivant #roséallday #wineporn #winecountry #ontario #niagara #rosewoodwine

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Minimum Order Delivery: N/A
Cost of Shipping: Free shipping across Ontario with four or more bottles (and orders of more than four bottles receive 10% off).

The Niagara winery makes low-intervention wines, meads and honey. Try the “Notorious PTG,” a super juicy gamay noir and pinot noir blend. While you’re shopping, scroll over to their selection of honeys, beeswax candles and lavender honey soaps made on property. Rosewood offers free Ontario-wide shipping for orders of four bottles or more.

Best Option for Chardonnay: Closson Chase

 

Minimum Order Delivery: N/A
Cost of Shipping: Complimentary Prince Edward County delivery, or free shipping in Ontario over six bottles.

You won’t be visiting their iconic purple barn in Prince Edward County soon, but the winery, one of the oldest in the region, delivers their bottles around the province. Winemaker Deborah Paskus emphasizes unfiltered, European-style Chardonnay. The vineyard offers free delivery for six or more bottles across Ontario.

Best Option for Chef-Approved Wines: Charlie’s Burgers

Minimum Order Delivery: Most wines come in cases of 12 bottles
Cost of Shipping: Included in price

Fans of the pop-up dining series will recognize this selection of wines – many appear at Charlie’s Burgers dinners. The wine club brings two to six bottles per month to your door, at a cost of $117 per month. Most wines are exclusive to Charlie’s Burgers, and are made by the team’s favourite vineyards around the world.

All orders include the history of the wine, tasting notes and pairing recommendations from Toronto restaurants offering delivery. 100% of profits are donated to COVID-19 research at Sunnybrook Hospital.

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