"The Belleville Beer & Wine Story"

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On February 1, 1995 Belleville Beer & Wine started selling wine and beer supplies in Unit #2 at the same Waterview Plaza on Dundas Street East in Belleville, Ontario. With only 800 square feet available it only took us 2 years to outgrow this location. We moved to the larger Unit #7 to allow us to expand into on-premise wine making. The response was overwhelming. After 2 years we decided to move again, this time to the biggest unit in the plaza... Unit #6.

I remember my older brother asking me "What are you going to do when you outgrow the unit?", I just laughed. At the time, I could not have imagined needing more space for our business. We were very comfortable in Unit # 6 for about 4 years... and guess what, we expanded again! Currently, we have both Unit #6 and #7 to accommodate our customers.

Our retail and on-premise wine making facilities is the finest in the Quinte region. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help make your wine making experience easy and enjoyable.

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Rules Governing Our Industry

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Provincial laws regulate our industry very tightly. They provide the rules by which we and our customers must abide. We've listed the key regulations here for your information

  • Winemakers and their assistants must be of legal drinking age to use in-store winery services
  • Sampling of wine prior to purchase is not permitted
  • Sampling of wine prior to bottling (the day of) is limited to 170ml (five ounces) per batch by the winemaker whose name appears on the contract
  • Exchanging wines on–site with other winemakers is not permitted.
  • Neither the on-premise winemaker nor his/her staff can add yeast to a batch of juice. This must be done by the customer.
  • Customers must bottle their own wine; neither the winemaker nor his/her staff may bottle the wine on behalf of the customer.
  • On-premise wine-making establishments cannot store wines for the customer once bottled.