Looking back

In 1993 the Government of Alberta privatized the liquor industry and disbanded their own chain of over 200 government run liquor stores. Since then, over 800 independents have opened for business, each required to purchase their products through a regulated consignment system.

Unique Status

The Wine Cellar, however, was allowed to continue direct-sourcing from international producers, thus bypassing the local consignment process. This unique status, enjoyed by only three Alberta based operators, frees us from having to accommodate heavy commissions and the assurance of inventories.

Cost Savings

Because we sell wine, and only wine, our market environment is different from the vast majority of other Alberta liquor stores. We issue our own purchase orders, arrange transportation and help manage customs clearances. We also own the only privately held temperature-controlled wine warehouse in the province. Shipments are prompt, our suppliers are happy, and their products require no labeling modifications – all of which results in the tremendous cost savings reflected in our prices.

The Result

With our unique status, dedicated market and devoted staff, we offer an enviable package of low prices, large selection, and decades of experience. You’ll enjoy one of the most memorable wine buying opportunities available anywhere. If you like wine, you’ll love The Wine Cellar. Discover us today.


The Wine Cellar is an experienced provider of wine related services ranging from unique special events to client consultations and much more.

Event Planning

Planning a special get-together? With decades of industry experience, we can help with planning and presentation including suggestions and calculating beverage quantities required for your festive occasion or business event.

Cellar Appraisals

Whether for insurance purposes or simply personal interest, we will catalogue and evaluate your collection, providing you with an easy-to-read spreadsheet of your entire inventory. Maturity status and drinkability can also be included.

Cellar Consultations

Be it structural requirements, cellar management, best practices or providing actual stock, we are happy to offer the valuable insights of our knowledgeable staff.

Cellar Wines

Over the years, The Wine Cellar has devoted itself to ensuring you the best possible selection of fine wines. We offer a tremendous range of quality products, from casual table wines to exotic selections from around the world. We invite you to enjoy a relaxing visit, browse our cellar, and chat with our knowledgeable staff. We are always eager to chat about wine.

If you’re looking for something special please contact us.

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