Supporting Independent Canadian Wineries

By Stocked Cellars on Mar 1, 2021

This post was most recently updated on February 11th, 2022

“Support Local” is much more than a covid catchphrase. For many of Ontario’s independent and boutique wineries, it is a lifeline to staying in business.

The Ontario wine industry has been hit hard by restrictions imposed under the coronavirus pandemic. Small independent wineries in particular are struggling because their business is largely experiential – meaning the success of a boutique winery is often driven by groups of customers who stop in for a tasting and tour or shopping experience. The in-person visits may be restricted, but fortunately, those customers can order wine online and continue to support their favourite Ontario wineries.

Ontario’s wine industry is an important player in our economy. According to Wine Growers Canada, Ontario’s wineries are a significant economic driver, not only in rural communities but nationwide. The industry generates $4.4 billion per year across the country and is responsible for 37,000 jobs. Vineyards, winemaking facilities, and retail locations provide employment in a number of sectors including manufacturing, processing, tourism, and education. Further, the sale of wines and related products, both domestically and internationally, is an enormous boon to the economy of Ontario. When consumers are able to buy wine online they are benefiting not only the independent winemakers but the province as a whole. Cheers to that!

Shop Online in Support of Ontario Wineries

When you order wine online in Ontario, you are helping to keep independent wineries in business and keep wine production flowing. At Stocked Cellars, we’ve made it easy to order wine online because we’ve partnered with some of the best Ontario independent winemakers:

When you order wine online, Ontario wineries reap the benefits. And we make it so easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. Shop here to choose wines from the independent wineries you know and love, or browse our entire site and find some new favourites. All of our wines are categorized for you, so you can easily search to find the perfect wine for any occasion.

Stocked Cellars is an all-Canadian company offering the best Ontario wines with secure online shopping and easy home delivery. We are proud to help support independent wineries when they need it most and to offer our customers personal service, effortless convenience, home delivery, and above all ~ ridiculously delicious wines.

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