• Wine store quality at a fraction of the price
  • Oak Barrel aging available
  • Bottling your own wine is fun quick and easy!
  • Voted Best of The City


It’s easy to get started making your own wine.
Pick a wine, spend a little time, then bottle and enjoy!


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  • Pre-Orders for Limited Editions 2017

    Limited Edition information has been released, commercial equivalents have been tasted, opinions have been formed. Now it's time to place your pre-order for the best wine value all year.

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  • “I came over to the Thirsty Vintner with Myra ( Royal Oak Village Wine Works ) and the staff made the transition very easy. Their product range allows me to try new wines and I have not been disappointed.”
    – Michael Fibiger-Crossman, Sep 2015
  • “We have wine with every dinner. For years I've been coming to Thirsty Vintner. Not only is the wine superb - beats any $20-$30 wine in the liquor store - but the staff are absolutely fantastic to work with.”
    – Bruce, Oct 2015
  • “Outstanding service every time I'm in. They're terrific about telling us about wines we're interested in trying and can often recommend a commercial wine that's similar so we can try it before buying a whole batch.”
    – Angela, Sep 2015
  • “I have been bottling wine here for years, I think I have all the papers from the wine that I have made. Only thing I make about 7 batches at a time and they just seem to vanish. Hardest part is hauling them out of the car once I get home, as for bottling the wine all the staff are great .”
    – Verna Trace, Sep 2015
  • “The Thirsty Vintner has helped me and my friends make great wine on a budget through their good advice and helpful service..”
    – Oliver Talbot, Sep 2015
  • “I've been with the gang at The Thirsty Vintner for about 5 years, after watching my brother struggle with the smell and mess of making his wine at home. i thought, 'there's got to be a better way!' Well, the better way is The Thirsty Vinter! Richard, Alyson and all the great staff over the years continue to treat me well, know my wine preferences, and connect with me when there's something new they think I'll like.”
    – Monica, Nov 2015
  • “I first came to the Thirsty Vintner with my father, looking for a fun hobby we could both enjoy when he visited. I've been a regular customer ever since, and always appreciate the fantastic service and great staff! The wine is excellent but the experience is even better.”
    – Sarah Taylor, Sep 2015
  • “I started with The Thirsty Vintner 2 years ago and have made about 25 batches of wine - that's how much I love it there! The wine is always delicious - and the staff? They're the BEST. Sometimes I'll g...”
    – Shannon Marshall, Aug 2015

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The Thirsty Vintner

#5-4071 Shelbourne Street
Victoria, BC, V8N 5Y1
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Phone: 250-472-2288
Email: thirstyv@shaw.ca

Store Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday (the wine needs to be left alone to do its own work)