News & Events

18 March 2000

A Message from our Team Regarding Covid-19

'Interesting times' indeed.
In light of the situation regarding COVID-19, the news seems to change hourly, and we are doing our best to adapt and act responsibly to protect the welfare of our team, our clients and our winery partners. The support of our friends and clients is valued more than you can imagine.

We remain open for business, and follow the lead of LCBO in taking this decision. We have adopted a policy where our team is now working from home. We will be checking the office voicemail several times daily, and of course, you can email wine@thevineagency.ca (or your personal contact).  As an independent business, we will continue to support our team and our local and international wineries, while we rely in turn on our customers. We do not know if or when LCBO’s Private Ordering warehouse might close, but until then, we intend to continue delivering to you. Deliveries to homes and offices will be handled in a manner that respects ‘social distancing’, with shipping directly from the LCBO to your door in properly sealed cartons. Our drivers will use photo-based delivery confirmation in lieu of asking for signatures.

All of our trade tastings, seminars, and supplier visits have obviously been cancelled until further notice.

As you know, restaurants and bars across Ontario have closed for a minimum of two weeks, possibly (probably?) longer. This is our community, and we hope you will join us in keeping the cooks, servers, managers, dishwashers, sommeliers, owners, and so many others in your thoughts. Some restaurants have started a special take-out or pick-up menu. Please take advantage of these take-out options as much as possible, or perhaps buy some gift cards from your favourite restaurants for future use. These mostly small, independent businesses need all the support we can give them to survive a shut-down.

2020 is The Vine's 20th Anniversary, and will likely be the most challenging year in our history. We remain committed to our team, and we appreciate your support. We will continue to fulfil orders as efficiently and responsibly as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact our office or your sales rep with any questions or comments, or just to say how you doin’

Our local partners are not open for tasting at the wineries, but wines from both Cave Spring and 2027 Cellars are available for home delivery, as is our full portfolio of family-owned, international wineries. We are offering free delivery within our normal delivery area during this time. See the full selection of local and imported wines at theVineAgency.ca
 
We wish you and your family a safe and healthy time as we navigate these 'interesting times' together.

Take Care,
Anne, Rob and entire team at The Vine

2 March 2020

Fairmont Ch√Ęteau Laurier, Ottawa 1:00 - 4:30pm

Taste Ontario: Ottawa

It's hard to put into words what makes the VQA Wines of Ontario unique. But the vintners who craft them and the experts around the world who praise them are willing to try. Ontario winemakers are talking more and more about the appellations - telling the story of our place. Come and experience Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and more from over 40 Ontario VQA wineries. 

 

Discover and fall in love with the wines that are on your doorstep. 

 

Admission is complimentary by registration only and reserved for media and members of the hospitality trade. Go to tasteontarioottawa.eventbrite.ca to RSVP.

 

Stop by to say hi at the Cave Spring table! We'll be pouring: 

 

Cave Spring 2013 'CSV' Blanc de Blancs

Cave Spring 2017 'CSV' Riesling

Cave Spring 2018 'CSV' Chardonnay

Cave Spring 2017 Cabernet Franc 'Estate'

 

VQAWinesofOntario.ca

Taste Ontario: Ottawa Taste Ontario: Ottawa

24 February 2020

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto 1:00 - 4:30pm

Taste Ontario: Toronto

It's hard to put into words what makes the VQA Wines of Ontario unique. But the vintners who craft them and the experts around the world who praise them are willing to try. Ontario winemakers are talking more and more about the appellations - telling the story of our place. Come and experience Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and more from over 40 Ontario VQA wineries. 

 

Discover and fall in love with the wines that are on your doorstep. 

 

Admission is complimentary by registration only and reserved for media and members of the hospitality trade. Go to tasteontariotoronto.eventbrite.ca to RSVP.

 

Stop by to say hi at the Cave Spring table! We'll be pouring: 

 

Cave Spring 2013 'CSV' Blanc de Blancs

Cave Spring 2017 'CSV' Riesling

Cave Spring 2018 'CSV' Chardonnay

Cave Spring 2017 Cabernet Franc 'Estate'

 

VQAWinesofOntario.ca

Taste Ontario: Toronto Taste Ontario: Toronto

7 November 2019

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto 6:30 - 9:00pm

Napa Valley Vintners: Consumer Tasting

Join us for this event presented by the Napa Valley Vintners association and LCBO VINTAGES. Taste through a range of premium wines from the Napa region, with first priority to purchase many of these exclusive wines. Details to follow, so watch this space!

 

We will be pouring a fantastic lineup of premium wines from The Vine, featuring Cabernet Sauvignon from iconic Clos du Val and Groth Winery; Zinfandel from Storybook Mountain and Turley Wine Cellars; and top sparkling cuvées from Schramsberg.

7 November 2019

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto 2:00 - 5:00pm

Napa Valley Vintners: Trade Tasting

Taste through a range of premium wines from the Napa region, with first priority to purchase many of these exclusive wines. Details to follow, so watch this space!

 

We will be pouring a fantastic lineup of premium wines from The Vine, feat:

   Clos du Val

   Groth

   Storybook Mountain

   Schramsberg

24 September 2019

The Parlour Restaurant, Toronto 2:30-4:30pm

New Zealand. Naturally: Trade Tasting

Please join us as we explore what sustainability means to New Zealand while also tasting organic, biodynamic, natural, orange and low-intervention wines (as well as new vintages).

 

The Vine is thrilled to be pouring Loveblock wines with co-founder and winemaker, Kim Crawford. Come chat with Kim about your favourite Loveblock wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris) next to some of his more esoteric adventures (Sauvignon Gris, the much-anticipated 'ORANGE')! 

New Zealand. Naturally: Trade Tasting

23 August 2019

E-Offer: Order by 6 September 2019

Castello dei Rampolla: Annual E-Offer

The Vine presents our Annual Offer from the iconic Castello dei Rampolla. This is a deep dive into the portfolio of this prolific biodynamic producer located in Panzano-in-Chianti. This range of wines is only available from the wineries' vaults once a year and the back-vintages are exclusively available during this offer.

 

Rampolla produces Chianti Classico/Riserva; two Super-Tuscans, 'Sammarco' and 'd'Alceo,' and 'Santa Lucia Sangiovese,' a 100% Sangiovese made in clay amphora without the use of sulfites. 

Castello dei Rampolla: Annual E-Offer