public tastings

Private Tastings

Metrovino is happy to offer casual, yet educational private wine tastings in our dedicated tasting area of the shop.  

Join us for a 2 hour guided tasting featuring 6 unique and tasty wines. Also included with the tasting is a selection of cheese and charcuterie to nibble on.  Our instructors offer expertise in many areas of the wine world and can tailor a tasting to suits the interest of your group. 

For smaller groups (8-20 people) we recommend a sit-down tasting. 

For larger groups (20-40 people) we recommend a stand-up "Festival-Style" tasting which facilitates mingling and discussion. 

We offer Private Tastings on weekday evenings. Though generally not available, we can offer tastings on Saturdays if an instructor is available.

Date of Tasting will depend on availability of space and instructor.

We do not offer Private Tastings in December.

or call us at the store


Private Tasting Cancellation Policy

We require a 50% deposit of the estimated total cost of your event (Example:  40ppl X $50 = $2000/2 = $1000 deposit). Until we secure the deposit the tasting is not booked. One week prior to your tasting we will confirm with you the number of attendees, and process a payment for the remaining balance based on this number. 

If you cancel prior to one week before the tasting the deposit will be converted to a store credit. If you cancel within a week of the tasting, all but $100 will be converted to store credit.  If you cancel within 48 hours of the tasting we will convert 50% of the amount to store credit and the rest will remain with Metrovino to cover administration expenses.

Please note:  Once the second payment has been processed (within a week of your tasting) we cannot adjust the total price as arrangements and wine selections have been made based on your estimated guest count. 


Cellar Planning & Evaluation

Do you need help planning and stocking a new cellar, or determining where your existing cellar could be stronger? Do you have a stock of wines on hand where the drink-ability and financial value is unknown? We can help answer both questions (heck, we’ll even help you drink them!)!! Cost of the evaluation is dependent on size and nature of the evaluation. (Aunt Minnie’s 40 year old bottle of Tio Pepe Sherry does not qualify…)



Inner City $20

The inner city includes downtown, including Chinatown, Eau Claire and Beltline and the following neighbourhoods (by city quadrant):

NE: Bridgeland/Riverside, Crescent Heights, Mayland, Mayland Heights, Renfrew, Tuxedo, Winston Heights – Mountview

NW: Banff Trail, Bowness, Capitol Hill, Hillhurst, Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Montgomery, Mount Pleasant, Parkdale, Point Mckay, Rosedale, St. Andrews Heights, Sunnyside, University Heights, University of Calgary, West Hillhurst

SW: Altadore, Bankview, Bel-Aire, Cliff Bungalow, Currie, Lincoln Park, Connaught (district in Beltline), Elbow Park, Elboya, Erlton, Glamorgan, Glenbrook, Glendale, Killarney/Glengarry, Lower Mount Royal, Mayfair, Meadowlark Park, Mission, North Glenmore Park, Parkhill/Stanley Park, Richmond, Rideau Park, Rosscarrock, Roxboro, Rutland Park, Scarboro, Scarboro/Sunalta West, Shaganappi, South Calgary, Spruce Cliff, Sunalta, Upper Mount Royal, Westgate, Wildwood, Windsor Park

SE: Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Alyth/Bonny Brook, Burns Industrial, Forest Heights, Forest Lawn, Highfield Industrial, Inglewood, Manchester Industrial, Manchester, Ogden Shops, Ogden, Ramsay, Southview, Victoria Park (district in Beltline)


Outer City $35

The outer city includes all neighbourhoods within the city limits excluding those defined as inner city. For beyond the city limits, the customer or Metrovino will arrange for a courier at going rates.