The story of Nicholas Pearce Wines began with… well, Nicholas Pearce.
While completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Guelph’s Hospitality program, Nicholas and a friend had dreams of opening a restaurant. Since his friend was a chef, Nick decided that he’d have to be the wine guy.
After studying wine informally and working with sommeliers in restaurants, Nick took his training up a notch when he moved to Bordeaux to attend the Bordeaux International Wine Institute, where he completed an MBA in Wine Marketing and Management, worked with some of world’s best sommeliers and negociants, and was introduced to a wide variety of incredible wines.
After returning to Toronto in 2009, Nick worked as the Ontario agent for an Alberta-based wine agency for a few years before finally hanging up his own shingle in 2011.
Since then, the company has grown from a one-man operation into a full blown team of talented and passionate wine lovers, but the mission has remained the same: to introduce Ontario wine drinkers to boutique, handcrafted and high-value wines.
What We Do
We introduce Ontario wine drinkers to some of the world's most incredible – and best-value – wines.
Find some incredible wines (and incredibly talented winemakers)
To build our portfolio of boutique, handcrafted and high-value wines, our talented team of sommeliers takes multiple trips per year to some of the world’s best wine regions to find vineyards and winemakers whose wine meets our high standards. (We know, we know: it’s tough work, but someone’s gotta do it…) In addition, we’re in constant contact with our network of winemakers – both here in Ontario and abroad – to keep our fingers on the pulse of the wine world.
Getting great wines into Ontario
Finding amazing wines is one thing; getting them into the hands of Ontario wine drinkers is another. Every product imported by the LCBO is tested and certified by its Quality Assurance department. After we find wineries we love, we work closely with the LCBO to ensure that our wines pass their stringent tests, and can be made available to both consumers and restaurants. Once a wine gets the green light from the LCBO, we can begin offering it in our online shop, at LCBO stores, and in our restaurant portfolio.
Partner with the province’s best restaurants
In addition to finding our wines in stores and online, you can also find them on the wine lists of some of Ontario’s best restaurants. As sommeliers ourselves, we work closely with our restaurant partners to help them build wine lists that pair perfectly with their menus, and allow you to enjoy handcrafted and high-value wines alongside some of the best meals in the province.
See (and Sip) For Yourself
Use the button below to browse our full portfolio of boutique, handcrafted and high-value wines.