LCBO closed or trying to find some new, craft picks from a local shop? Scattered around Toronto are restuaurants, wine bars, and cafes that double as a bottle shop, with curated selections and imported wines you won’t be able to find in Ontario’s liquor stores.
Not only can you and your date stroll the cozy aisles and pick up a bottle to bring home, but a number of these spots offer on-site tastings, flights, and snack menus!
Check out our round-up of where to get your date night wine and support local at the same time.
Downtown Winery is a family-operated business, licensed to import wines from around the world and offer a collection of domestic and international wines. Integrating old world and new world techniques to create a unique and balanced wine, the Macedo family is committed to providing the best possible products. .
Explore the unique flavours of the world through Toronto’s beautifully renovated, one-of-a-kind wine bar and boutique situated on the Ossington strip near Trinity Bellwoods.
Located at: 30 Ossington Ave, Toronto
I Deal Coffee and Wine has been a part of their local community since 1999. They value community, quality, and sustainability, making this a business you can feel good about supporting. They have a great selection of red, white, sparkling, rosé, and orange wines in their shop.
Enjoy the vibrance of the neighbourhood as you browse their shop for the perfect bottle. The sense of community this shop brings will make you feel right at home.
Located at: 162 Ossington Ave & 221 Sorauren Ave., Toronto
Paradise Grapevine is a wine bar and bottle shop that opened in 2018, specializing in high quality natural wine and beers and a friendly atmosphere. In 2019, they began making their own wine in Ontario. Now they are Toronto’s first ever independent wine shop!
Their menu focuses on their regularly made wines, as well as natural, low-intervention wines from all around the world.
Located at: 841 Bloor St W., Toronto
Miss Pippa’s is an adorable cafe, bottle shop, and takeout spot in the heart of the city. They are serving up organic wine for pickup only. They have a lovely selection of international wines which are organic and sustainably made, allowing you to feel good about the products.
They also sell a variety of accessories, soaps, chocolate and candy, flowers, and so much more!
Located at: 1158 College St, Toronto
Bar Neon is a vibrant bar featuring Mediterranean mezes and dinner-sized dishes using fresh ingredients. Their takeout wine container has craft wine and beer, fresh bread, and wood fired pizza! Their list consists of local and Greek wines that aim to bring you delicious and unique new flavours.
Located at: 1226 Bloor St W, Toronto
Boxcar Social Bottle Shop
Boxcar Social Bottle Shop offers a wine program that showcases a rotating selection of exciting wines from around the world. They focus on natural biodynamic wines with no additives. They have a wide selection of reds, whites, sparkling, orange & skin contact, rosé, and carbonic wines.
You can even join their Wine Club which gives you access to Boxcar events and educational programs so you can take your wine knowledge to the next level!
Located at: 1210 Yonge St, Toronto. Boxcar also has cafes at 298 Markham St, 484 Spadina Ave, and 4 Boulton Ave.
Grape Witches motto is “Natural Wine for Everyone,” and it’s clear to see why. Grape Witches is a store, patio, online shop, event space, wine agency, and a wine club, all in one! Founded in 2015, they specialize in rare and delicious organic, biodynamic, and natural wines. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy here.
Located at: 1247 Dundas St W, Toronto
Bottega Volo has low-intervention, natural wines made right here in Ontario. If you’re looking to support local, this is the perfect spot for you. This shop features a variety of wines, beer, cider, spirits, groceries, and gifts.
Bar Volo is your new one-stop-shop for your dinner parties. Grab a bottle of your favourite wine, meats, and cheeses.
Located at: 608 College St, Toronto