It seems surreal how quickly the world around us keeps changing. Just last Wednesday, I was running around the city, getting things for a dinner party later that evening. Like any good host, I left my phone alone during the party, only to look at it at the end of the evening with a quick sense that I would wake up the next day to a very strange reality. Fast-forward five days, and the world appears to be in a standstill, waiting to see what’s going to happen next. While the unknown may feel scary right now, it’s important to remember that so many local businesses across the country are doing their part to maintain some form of normalcy by way of delivering their goods and services to you in safe, contained ways. Below is a list of some of the wine shops and wineries across Canada that are providing free delivery and discounts while we are social distancing or in self-isolation.
Benjamin Bridge, Gaspereau Valley, N.S.
Benjamin Bridge produces some of the most outstanding wines in the country while employing sustainable viticulture and production methods. They will be offering free shipping on all orders for the foreseeable future.
Rosewood Estates Winery, Niagara, ON
Rosewood, known for producing honest, low intervention wines, is currently offering free shipping within Ontario for all purchases of more than four bottles, plus 10 per cent off your order.
Hidden Bench Estate Winery, Beamsville, ON
An artisanal, terroir-focused winery located in Beamsville, Ontario, Hidden Bench, is offering 10 per cent off all orders of six bottles or more when you use the code “stayathome”.
JWebb Wine Merchants, Calgary, AB
JWebb is Alberta’s oldest independent wine shop, carrying wine from small family-run producers all over the world. During this crisis, they are offering free delivery on all orders within Calgary city limits.
Color de Vino, Edmonton, AB
Family owned Color de Vino offers a well-curated selection of wines suited to any occasion. You can purchase all of their products online and have them delivered anywhere in Alberta.
Daydreamer Wines, Naramata, B.C.
Daydreamer is a small, family-run winery located on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley, known for creating limited production, sustainably produced wines. Until the end of March, they are offering free shipping on all orders of six bottles or more.
Painted Rock Estate Winery, Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Painted Rock is known for producing exceptional quality wines in a sustainable, socially conscious environment. Until the end of March, you can receive free shipping across Canada when you order 12 bottles by using the code “freeship20”.