There is nothing better than a glass of wine at the end of the day. Or during a meal, or wine tasting, or making your own wine. Let's be real, wine is a great drink and there are so many varieties of it that you'll probably never get sick of it.
If you're obsessed with wine, you've stumbled upon the article for you. Whether you're looking to treat someone to homemade wine or just want to try out a bunch of different kinds, you won't be disappointed. So here are 9 places to go in Ottawa if you're obsessed with wine.
Play Food & Wine // 1 York St
Play Food & Wine has a large selection of wine, and small plates to go along with that. All of their plates go so well with every type of wine, especially since they have a whole selection of cheese you can choose from.
Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro // 54 York St
Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro is an amazing place to try if you love your wine. They serve only the finest wines, and of course they serve food as well, but the wine flights are what draws everyone in. You can choose from white flights, red flights or do a mix of both with highlight flights. The best part is that they're not expensive, with most of the flights ranging from $13.95 to $16.95.
Wine Station // 2400 Bank St
At Wine Station, you can choose from over 150 wines to make. This is a bit of a process, however, totally worth it if you are a wine drinker. It's so nice to be able to love wine and know you made it! You can even make custom labels, so it's a nice gift as well.
Ottawa Tasting Tours // 55 ByWard Market Square
Food tasting + wine tasting = love. Ottawa Tasting Tours is, well, obviously a tasting tour. It takes you to four restaurants in the ByWard Market and each meal and wine is paired accordingly. This is an amazing tour to do for a birthday, or just to try amazing food and wine in Ottawa!
Jabulani Vineyard & Winery // 8005 Jock Trail
Jabulani Vineyard & Winery is about a 30 minute drive outside of Ottawa, but so worth it. They're only open in the summer, but that's the perfect time to visit anyways. What's even better? The wine tasting sessions are free for up to trying 6 wines. The tours are $20 for each person and lasts around 2 hours, but so worth it since the tastings are free!
DiVino Wine Studio // 225 Preston St
DiVino Wine Studio is an Italian restaurant that has an extensive wine list to go along with their amazing food that they serve. On Thursdays they have a half price bottle of wine, and that’s the perfect time to try out their long list of wines!
Atelier // 540 Rochester St
Atelier is a tasting restaurant in Ottawa that prides themselves on serving ‘New Canadian’ food. I mean, Canadian food is delicious so who wouldn’t be down? Every night they serve a 12 course tasting meal that changes often. Paired with wine, this sounds unreal! There is also a wine tasting every night that is 9 or 10 wines resulting in about 3 glasses of wine.
The Wine Butler // 2701 St Joseph Blvd
The Wine Butler is another make your own wine experience that you can’t miss out on! You can choose from red, white or rosé and they range from prices, all of which are super affordable for 28-30 bottles that you get out of each batch!
North & Navy // 226 Nepean St
At North & Navy, which is a Northern Italian Kitchen, they have a great wine selection however they also allow you to BYOW (bring your own wine) for a $25 corkage fee. Their food menu goes so well with wine, you’ll love the pairing no matter which wine you decide to bring. Plus, they have tiramisu on their dessert menu. Wine would also pair so well with that!