Thoughtfully-Curated Selections of Wine in Calgary

A Wine For Any Occasion

Wine is the fermented juice of the grape genus Vitis, a specific type of grape used almost exclusively for wine production. Other types of grapes can be used, including the V. labrusca grape, which is native to the Americas, for the beverage to be considered wine. When other fruits are included in the production process, the fruit’s name is included, such as blackberry wine. 

Wine has a rich and substantial history, with records of ancient Egyptian communities using grapes to produce wine as early as 2500 BCE. The beverage has been a staple in many parts of the world for centuries and has found itself a part of religious, cultural, and celebratory traditions.

Today, we enjoy wine for a variety of different reasons. At 5VINES, we aim to provide a place where you can find the perfect wine for your dinner party, celebration, or gift. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always here to help, so feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like!

Our Curation Philosophy

Our categories are curated by pairings. Whether it’s food, an experience, or a state of mind, we always pair our wine with something. Rather than organizing our wine by country and region like the vast majority of wine stores, we want to offer an easier solution to the reason most people have when searching for the right wine. At 5 Vines we’re inspired by those combinations which enhance common occurrences and complement special ones. 

Reimagining Wine

The Beast is an immortal creature of habit whose taste leans ever toward the boldest of flavours. He once ate an A5 Kobe Strip Steak, a Full blood Wagyu Tenderloin and a burrito…for breakfast. The star of his dinner is typically red meat. He rolls with the confidence that no wine is too big or bold for his meals.

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She’s no accidental Pit Master…no self-proclaimed backyard barbecue virtuoso…she’s the Queen over all the Kings and her meals will melt in the mouth, leaving your senses in awe. The wines she wants you to have should be great with smoked or barbecued cuisine or food that is sweet with heat.

  • The Beast wines will still work but more towards the black pepper-based dishes and less to the sweet or spicy.
  • Merlot
  • Sangiovese
  • Zinfandel
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Tempranillo
  • Nebbiolo
  • Barbera
  • Rhone Reds
  • Pinot Noir
  • Some Gamay and Grenache
  • Cava / Champagne (good with the simple fatty, salty meats)
  • Dry Rose
  • Riesling
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Sweet whites will go with the spicy hot dishes.

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Do you talk to your plants? If lettuce could speak, what would it say? The Social Herbivore knows and then he would have it for supper, paired with a wide range of whites or medium-bodied reds.

  • Pit Master reds for the alliums, mushroom, tomato and bell pepper dishes
  • Rose all day especially for the root vegetables
  • Rich whites for the mushroom and nut-based dishes:
    • Chardonnay
    • Semillon
    • Viognier
    • Rousanne
    • Marsanne
  • Light whites for the beans, peas, nuts and seeds
    • Sauvignon Blanc
    • Albarino
    • Pinot Blanc
    • Vermentino
    • Garganega
    • Trebbiano
    • Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
  • Sparkling
  • Sweet whites for the nuts & seeds

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She’s always frank about how much she loves the perfect pizza or pasta. If it comes out with a golden crust, sauce eking out from the edge of the cheese and evenly toasted mozzarella she has achieved perfection; however, it will only sing when paired with the right wine! She prefers juicy reds, dry rose or refreshing whites.

  • Pit Master reds and to a lesser degree Beast red
  • Sangiovese
  • Barbera
  • Dolcetto
  • Pinot Noir
  • Grenache
  • Gamay
  • Carignan
  • Counoise
  • Light whites will go great with Italian herbs and spices
  • Rose
  • Chenin Blanc

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With the patience of a Cat Herder and a love for open water, the Angler is always on the hunt for the next great fishing hole. Fresh seafood is the best seafood and it always goes down easy with delicious white, sparkling or rose wines.

  • Rich Whites
  • Light Whites
  • Sparkling
  • Rose

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He has many names though his true title is a mystery. He is the Kaiser of concealment. The Viscount of veneer. He’s the master of disguise and when you don’t know what’s for dinner, the Chameleon will assist you. These are wines which can pair with a wide range of foods.

  • Sparkling
  • Rose
  • Merlot
  • Sangiovese
  • Less jammy Zinfandel
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Tempranillo
  • Nebbiolo
  • Barbera
  • Rhone Blend

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Always able to say the right thing at the right time is a skill long practiced by the Smooth-talker. His wines are popular and meant to be shared. Pleasing the crowd is paramount.

  • Smooth and elegant
  • Not super tannic
  • Known brands
  • Popular yet still boutique

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Her natural odour is coconut and sand. She wears flip-flops year-round and will school you in backyard Olympics, afternoon picnics and ways to find the best surf. Bring some easy-drinking, fun and fruity wines.

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The Trendsetter is the vanguard of everything wine-related, blazing a trail of discovery with the next great pioneers of the industry in his glass.

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If wine be the drink of love, born from the lees of passion;
May I bathe in it.
If story be the food of love, born from the ballads of inspiration;
May I flourish with it.

It’s date night and time for something special. These wines will help inspire the romantic inside of you.

  • Wines with a story
  • Wines created out of passion
  • Wines that look beautiful
  • Rose
  • Cava
  • Champagne
  • Crémant

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It took but one delightful sip for the Connoisseur to become enraptured with good wine. With help from experts and a thirst for the extraordinary, he collects and consumes from a discerning selection of wines.

  • High scoring wines
  • Cult wines
  • Hard to find wines
  • Semi-exclusive
  • Collectibles

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No worries. No problems. Hakuna Matata. Sometimes all we need is to enjoy on a stress-free relaxing evening and the Companion has just the answer for that. Netflix and chill baby! These are wines that pair with snacks and have a high crushability factor.

  • Wines that pair well with salty snacks
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio (pretzels)
  • Chardonnay (popcorn)
  • Riesling (bbq chips)
  • Gamay (cheese crackers)
  • Quality, good value bubbles (salt & vinegar chips)

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Whether you’re having wine for dessert or dessert with wine, the sweet tooth needs attention. Bonbon Vivant is an expert in all things sweet. She once created a towering croquembouche, blindfolded, with her left hand then ate it in one sitting. She has what you need.

  • Port
  • Madeira
  • Marsala
  • Ice wine
  • Fruit wine
  • Sweet wine

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Spark can be the birth of, or the cap to success, although sometimes, all that needs celebrating is this moment. She is all things bubbly!

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If you have any questions about wine we’d love to hear from you! Please give us a call at your earliest convenience.

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5 VINES Downtown

Our downtown location is conveniently located in the Keynote II building in Victoria Park.

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  • #218 12 Ave SE
  • Calgary, AB T2G 1G9

5 VINES Mahogany

Our Mahogany location is conveniently located in Westman Village, just off of Mahogany Boulevard.

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  • 105 Mahogany Centre SE
  • Calgary, AB T3M 2V6
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