If you’re a wine enthusiast, Color de Vino, tucked away in a cozy little spot next to the Mill Creek Ravine, is a must stop.
This boutique specializes in wines that have been personally tasted by the Owners, and in some cases vineyards that they’ve visited.
Skillful, unpretentious staff are always happy to direct you to what you want.
Boasting a wonderfully eclectic selection of bottles from smaller artisan producers and range from popular as well as lesser known regions, the knowledgeable staff and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere make it a joy to visit taste and learn about some truly excellent wines.
The owner, Sommelier Juanita Roos, opened Color de Vino along with her family four years ago, creating an approachable, easy-going place to browse, chat about wine, discuss Juanita’s latest Edmonton Journal Wine Column, blog, or get suggestions on wine pairings. Don’t be shy to engage and ask questions, you can count on the passion evident here to guide you to your next favourite bottle.
Far from being limited to wine, they carry microbrewery gems and imported beers to cool your summer days, and top shelf spirits to warm your evenings. Local favourites, along with selections from across Canada, such as Yukon Brewing Company, happy surprises are to be found in the cooler.
Should you wish to spruce up your wine rack, join Color de Vino’s Wine Club, where for various affordable price points you can sample, or begin to collect some lovely bottles.
Special orders and wine delivery are available during the days the boutique is open, or you can choose custom cases (also available for delivery) as part of the outstanding customer service you’ll find here.
Becoming a regular, it wouldn’t be unusual to run into a vintner from Italy dropping off a new vintage for the family to try, or to happen upon any number of tastings that occur during the week.
When I fancy a glass of something interesting, I can reliably pop in to find out what’s new, the rotation always has plenty to tempt, and the selection is delicious, unfussy, from casual wines to vintages, find your everyday, or your special event bottle.