12 places for wine lovers in Kingston

By Emily Carlson

There are many places to enjoy a glass of wine in Kingston. Here are some of our favourites.


1. Heist

101-168 Wellington St.

One of Kingston’s newest restaurants, Heist offers casual dining as well as a large space for groups and events. Heist has also created Kingston’s first wine club, CASE 168 Wine Club. Join their waitlist to learn more about CASE 168 and be updated on its opening.

Open: Tues – Thurs (5 – 10 pm), Fri – Sat (5 – 11 pm), Sun (5 – 9 pm)


2. The Everly

103-171 Wellington St.

Relax and enjoy a glass of wine paired with a small plate or dinner at The Everly. If you’re planning a special meal at home, go next door to The Everly’s Wine and Provisions shop. There you can find selections that are available at The Everly, as well as a few special wines available nowhere else in Kingston. You can also pick up local cheeses, house-made terrines, and marinated olives to go with your selection.

Open: Wed – Thurs (4 – 11 pm), Fri – Sat (4 pm – midnight)


3. Curate Social

340 King St. E.

Curate Social has a number of offerings for wine lovers. Book a wine tasting party hosted by sommelier Ian Nicholls, shop the County Sips wine collection, or enjoy a charcuterie spread paired with a glass of wine.

Open: Tues – Wed (11 am – 6 pm), Thurs (11 am – 7 pm), Fri – Sat (11 am – 9 pm)


4. Whiskey + Rosé

125 Brock St.

Choose from a selection of rosé, sparkling rosé, white, and red wines. On Saturdays and Sundays, Whiskey + Rosé will mix up a mimosa to go with your brunch between 9 am and 3 pm.

Open: Mon – Thurs (noon – 9 pm), Fri (11 am – 11 pm), Sat (9 am – 11 pm), Sun (9 am – 3 pm)



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5. County Sips

County Sips offers multiple wine experiences. Enjoy a winter wine tour through Prince Edward County with sommelier Ian Nicholls or host a wine-tasting experience at your home or business. See their website for details.

Open: various times (see website for details)


6. Olivea

39 Brock St.

Enjoy a glass of vino bianco or vino rosso with your dinner at this downtown restaurant offering traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine. See their website for their full wine list.

Open: Sun – Thurs (11:30 am – 9 pm), Fri – Sat (11:30 am – 10 pm)


7. Chez Piggy

68 Princess St.

You don’t have to cross oceans to feel like you’re on a trip. This downtown restaurant is tucked into an alleyway creating a European feel. Enjoy fine wine and a delicious meal inspired by flavours from around the world.

Open: lunch Mon – Sat (11:30 am – 5 pm), dinner daily (5 – 9 pm), Sunday (brunch 10 am – 2 pm, lunch 2 – 5 pm, dinner 5 – 9 pm)


8. Black Dog Tavern

69 Brock St.

Relax and enjoy a glass of wine with the upscale, eclectic pub grub offerings at at Black Dog Tavern. On “Wine Wednesdays,” Black Dog offers $10 off all bottles of wine, as well as $25 pitchers of Sangria. You can also purchase a bottle of house wine to go. Choose from a 2020 Sauvignon Blanc / Grenache Blanc or a 2019 ‘Black Dog’ Pinot Gris. Follow their Instagram to be updated on wine deals and specials.

Open: Mon – Wed (4 – 9 pm), Thurs (11:30 am – 10 pm), Fri (11:30 am – 11:00 pm), Sat (11 am – 11 pm), Sun (11 am – 9 pm)



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9. Days on Front

730 Front Rd.

Take a trip to the west end for a glass of wine at Days on Front. Pair a Tenuta Santome Prosecco with the duck spring rolls or the Rockway Vineyards small lot Syrah with Steak frites. Explore the full menu for all suggested pairings.

Open: Wed – Sat (5 – 8 pm)



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10. Wooden Heads

192 Ontario St.

Pizza and wine…is there a better pairing? Wooden Heads offers wood-fired pizza and wines on its menu. Ask your server for the best wine pairing with your meal.

Open: Mon – Sun (11:30 am – 11 pm)


11. Secret Garden Inn

73 Sydenham St.

Treat yourself to high tea or book the five-course fondue at The Secret Garden Inn and choose from their new wine list from small producers in France and Italy. Turn your dining experience into a package with high tea or five-course fondue and an overnight stay. See our website for package details.

Open: High tea various days (noon – 4 pm), dinner various days (5:30 – 7:30 pm)


12. Frontenac Club – The Bank

225 King St. E.

Take a night off and stay at the Frontenac Club, where you can enjoy in-room dining or go to The Bank for a glass of wine or choose a bottle from their vault selection to pair with dinner. You can also make your stay a package with the Stoked and Chill Sauna experience and indulge in The Bank’s Après-spa menu.

Open: Thurs – Sat (3:30 – 9:30 pm), (in-room dining is available during The Bank’s hours)