Benefits of Membership

 
 

Wine Credits 

You earn credits by ordering wine. There is sometimes a positive cash balance after a wine has arrived and all expenses are paid. If so, a credit is assigned pro rata to all subscribers on that specific offering, and is reflected in your statement. News of credits issued is always in Opimian News (inserted into every issue of Quench). Credits can range between 2 and 6 per cent of order price. You can use your credits towards wine orders, events, Opimian gourmet products or to renew your membership.

 

Member Referral Program

Opimian’s strength lies in its membership!

Joining Opimian has many benefits – one of these is our referral program.

All new members automatically receive a Free Case Coupon in their new member package. This coupon entitles you to a Free Case of 6 bottles of wine (choice of red or white) when you order at least 1 case from a wine offering.

If you are thinking of joining, this Free Case incentive was designed to help new members become familiar with our wine range and it covers the value of your first year of membership.

Opimian members - Referral Case Coupon

When you refer a new member, the Referral Case Coupon gives you the choice of an Opimian Free Case selection, or to select any wine you like and we will apply a $75 credit value to your wine order.

 

Regional Discounts

The following are available to all Opimians nationwide when visiting these regions

 

Toronto

Biagio Ristorante

RECEIVE A 20% DISOUNT

155 King Street East, Toronto, ON (416) 366 4040 


Members can enjoy a 20% discount on their food bill (excluding taxes & gratuities) at Toronto’s Biagio Ristorante located in the historic setting of the St. Lawrence Town Hall.

At Biagio Ristorante the tradition is to serve true and exquisite Italian Cuisine - risotto, veal Milanese, Osso Buco, Fiorentina, a Mediterranean style seafood grill, a selection of pasta dishes and many other succulent specialities. 

Wine loving Opimians can choose from their extensive wine list - impress your guests by hosting a special dinner for up to 18 guests in their wine cellar. Opimian Members are also invited to be included on Biagio's exclusive invitation list for winemaker dinners.

 

Vertical

$1 CORKAGE

100 King Street West, Toronto, ON (416) 214 2252

Opimian has negotiated a $1 corkage fee at Vertical Restaurant, located in the heart of Toronto's Financial district.

Regularly priced at $25 per bottle, Vertical has agreed, after meeting with our Toronto East Representative Chris Howling, to lower its corkage fee for Opimian Members dining any evening of the week (after 5 p.m.), upon presentation of a valid Opimian membership card. 

Bring your Opimian wine and enjoy a meal prepared by Chef Tawfik. The ingredient driven seasonal cuisine is inspired by southern Italy and the Mediterranean with a focus on simplicity and freshness. The menu is prepared in a lighter, healthier style indicative of Mediterranean influenced cuisine. Whole grilled fish, fresh pasta and naturally raised Ontario beef are specialties of Vertical.

Free parking is available at First Canadian Place after 5 p.m. 

Call (416) 214 2252 or reserve online at www.verticalrestaurant.ca/reservations.php


Tappo Wine Bar and Restaurant

$1 CORKAGE

55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON (647) 430 1111

Opimian has negotiated a $1 corkage fee at Tappo Wine Bar & Restaurant, located in the landmark Stone Distillery building.

Regularly priced at $25 per bottle, Tappo has agreed, after meeting with our Toronto East Representative Chris Howling, to lower its corkage fee for Opimian Members dining any day or evening, between 11am and 10pm, upon presentation of a valid Opimian membership card.

Tappo Wine Bar & Restaurant is a fixture in the Distillery, located in the landmark Stone Distillery building.  Tappo offers a truly unique event space within a breathtaking industrial chic setting with 35-foot-high ceilings and an ambience unlike any other in Toronto. They offer superior standards of quality and service that you will enjoy from start to finish.  No detail is left unattended.  Their steadfast goal is for your peace of mind and satisfaction and to ensure that you and your guests enjoy a memorable event.

This offer is available every day or evening between 11am and 10pm, except during major holidays or special restaurant events.  For more information visit tappo.ca and to make a reservation, call (647) 430 1111


5th Element 

$1 CORKAGE 

506 Queen Street West Toronto, ON (416) 504 3213

Bring your favourite Opimian wine to 5th Elementt to take advantage of a $1.00 corkage fee - that’s a 95% discount!

5th Elementt specializes in gourmet food with emphasis on Indian cuisine. An award winning restaurant, 5th Elementt hosts everything from small, romantic dinners to the most elaborate affair. Its flexible décor and peaceful ambience create a comfortable and cozy atmosphere perfect for memorable receptions and upbeat cocktail parties.

Learn more about 5th Elementt at 5thelementt.com

 

Calgary

Springbank Cheese Co.

12% discount* on regularly priced cheeses and accompaniments

When you present your valid Opimian membership card and register in the in-store database at any of the locations listed below, you will be eligible for a free hard copy of Springbank Cheese’s Wine, Beer & Scotch Pairing Guide*.  Once registered, you will qualify for a 12 percent discount on in-store purchases of regularly priced cheese and accompaniments**.

Springbank Cheese Co. welcomes Opimian members to visit any or all of their four Calgary shops. Once there, you will enjoy an outstanding selection of more than 360 quality cheeses from around the world, along with artisanal crackers, charcuterie, jellies, tapenades, olive oil, fondue pots, raclette grills and other gourmet offerings. You may also be interested in sharing their delicious cheese trays or gift baskets with your family, friends and/or business associates. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will be pleased to assist you and can offer a delightful selection of pairing suggestions to enhance your taste experience.

CAPITOL HILL
2015 14 Street NW
(403) 282-8331

CROWFOOT CORNER
#101 7422 Crowfoot Road NW
(403) 239-1903

MARDA LOOP
3570 Garrison Gate SW
(403) 984-3348

WILLOW PARK VILLAGE
#304 10816 Macleod Trail SE
(403) 225-6040

http://www.springbankcheese.ca/

Toll-free number for all four stores: 1-800-661-2349

*One copy per membership at the time of initial visit and registration only.

**The discount is not applicable towards online purchases, consignment items or in combination with any other special or discount offers. To qualify, you must present your current Opimian membership card and your registration must be confirmed.

 
 
Osteria de Medici

$1 CORKAGE

201 10 Street Northwest, Calgary, AB (403) 283 5553 

Opimians can take advantage of an amazing discount at Osteria de Medici, located in the heart of Calgary’s Kensington district. Regularly $35 per bottle, Osteria now offers reduced corkage to all Opimians dining any evening, upon presentation of a valid Opimian membership card.

Bring your Opimian wine and enjoy Osteria’s ingredient-driven seasonal menu prepared by Chef Rocco Terrigno. Tuscan Cuisine inspires each meal with a focus on simplicity, freshness and a lighter, healthier style. Try the grilled fish, fresh pasta and naturally raised Alberta beef, all specialties of Osteria.
 

Call 403.283.5553 or click here to visit their website.
This offer is available every evening (after 5pm) except Valentine's Day.
 

 

The Belvedere

15% DISCOUNT OR NO CORKAGE

107 - 8th Ave.SW Calgary, AB (403) 265 9595

When you present your valid Opimian membership card, you will receive 15% offthe price of your food excluding taxes and gratuities, OR NO CORKAGE when you bring your Opimian wines for parties of less than 6 guests, one 750ml bottle per couple AND FREE Storage of your Opimian wine in their controlled cellar.(Hurry if interested as limited numbers of wine bins are available!)

Unwind in the New York style lounge’s custom made furniture while you enjoy the view of the Calgary Tower through the skylights. Then move into the dining room where the plush draperies, walnut woodwork and discreet lighting will provide a unique dining experience. The menu is always changing, so you can rest assured the ingredients are always fresh and of the highest quality.

For more information on The Belvedere, contact Clayton Morgan at thebelvedere@shaw.ca or click here to visit their website.
This offer is available every evening (after 5pm) except Valentine’s Day only with the presentation of a valid Opimian Membership card.

 

Highlander Wine & Spirits, Calgary Region 

Highlander Wine & Spirits is pleased to offer “preferred customer status” to all Opimian members upon presentation of a valid Opimian membership card and picture ID. As a preferred customer, you will receive cost-plus on all of your purchases – approximately 20% savings. Opimians will also receive secret sales and promotions that are available only to those who are both Opimian members and Highlander customers.

An established and respected retailer, Highlander offers a wide selection of quality products at its three Calgary locations.

“Customer service comes first; our staff is courteous and knowledgeable. There is always highly trained staff available to assist with selecting collectible wine and single malt scotches.” ~ Elliot Porozni, Managing Partner of Highlander Wine & Spirits

Browse Highlander products online at www.highlanderwine.com.

North Hill Store         
2033 – 16th Ave NW
(403) 777-1922 

 
Richmond Road Store
2919 Richmond Rd. SW
(403) 233-2629  
 
Marda Loop Store
2112 33rd Ave.  SW
(403) 262-7701

 
 

Edmonton

Il Forno

$5 CORKAGE 

14981 Stony Plain Rd., Edmonton, AB (780) 455 0443

Bring your favourite Opimian wine to IL FORNO for lunch & dinner to take advantage of a $5.00 corkage fee – that’s 67% off their regular rate!

Owned by Anna Muze, this family-run restaurant believes in simple, fresh food eaten in comfort. Their Italian cuisine is cooked traditionally - braised meats, ribs and pastas al dente. They strive to ensure their customers are happy, satisfied and sure to return for more!

Learn more about Il Forno at www.ilforno.ca/

 

Sublime Wines

10% DISCOUNT

104, 160th Broadway Blvd, Sherwood Park, AB (780) 467 WINE (9463)

Receive a 10% discount* at Sublime Wines with the presentation of a valid Opimian Membership card. Sherwood Park’s newest boutique wine store, Sublime Wines offers a selection of wine, beer and spirits from around the world. Their tasting room is private and offers seating for up to 40 people… a room they frequently use for wine tasting events led by their on-site, certified sommelier. It is also available to rent for corporate function, special events and private tastings.

To learn more, contact them at info@sublime-wines.com or check out their Facebook page !

*Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion

 

Yellowknife



Nico's Market

10% DISCOUNT ON WINE AND BAR ACCESSORIES 

480 Range Lake Road, Yellowknife, NT (867) 873 2003

Receive a 10% discount on the Wine and Bar accessories at Nico’s Market with the presentation of a valid Opimian Membership card. Nico’s Market is Yellowknife’s newest gourmet food market. Located in the Centre Ice Plaza, they have names such as Bohemia, Bormioli Rocco, Gina, Henckels, Rabbit, Swissmar, Trudeaux & more! To read more about this exciting new venue in the heart of Yellowknife, visit Yellowknife Online and see what others are saying!
   

 
 

Winery Discounts

Opimian members are invited to visit affiliated wineries and estates worldwide where they will receive a warm welcome from our suppliers and friends!


Opimian Suppliers
   


Take a journey to familiar estates and wineries that offer Opimian wines. Members who are travelling – be it for a vacation or business – are invited by our suppliers to visit and enjoy a tasting. For more information on Opimian suppliers in any country or region of interest, contact the head office toll free at 1.800.361.9421 or by email at opim@opim.ca.  


Canadian Suppliers

The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards

COMPLIMENTARY TASTING FOR YOU AND A GUEST

990 Closson Road, Hillier, Ontario (613) 399 1048

info@grangeofprinceedward.com
www.grangeofprinceedward.com

The Grange is pleased to offer Opimian members and one guest a FREE TASTING EXPERIENCE! Email your request to The Grange and you will receive a certificate to print out and present with your Opimian membership card when you visit. Reservations are not required.
Tastings will be limited to wines available that day.

 


Travel Benefits

 

Canada's only Opimian friendly travel agency, W.H. Henry Travel, offers members in good standing the opportunity to earn wine credits by booking their vacation packages and cruises with W.H. Henry Travel.  Please note that some conditions apply, and each member should verify these with the agency when booking. The wine credits represent 2% of the pre-tax total of the eligible package, and will be credited directly into your Opimian account, once a year in January, based on the previous year's applicable travel purchases.

 

 


Wine Protection Program

 

As a co-operative organization, Opimian has a strong interest in protecting your wine from problems before and after you take delivery of it. We offer protection to the extent that your homeowner insurance fails to cover, on your OPIMIAN WINE only, in the following circumstances:

Breakage (please keep the remains for inspection.)
Theft
Frost/heat damage
Household moving, except from December 1 to April 1, because of severe winter weather.

Conditions
The maximum limit on any claim at one location is $10,000 with a $100 deductible.
All table and fortified wines and all spirits ordered through the society are protected. Non-alcoholic products are not.
A claim is limited to the value of the wine at the present time, the limit being the original cost of wine.

Procedure
Submit your claim in writing to head office with a copy to your Area Representative. The claim should list the wines in question, copy of the police report (if any) and the name of your insurance company.
After verification, we will issue a credit to your account. This credit can only be used for wine orders and has no cash value.
For household moves, please advise head office at least one month before the actual move. Provide your Area Secretary with your moving company's name and an inventory of your wines.

 

Home and Auto Insurance Program

 

 
Why do members choose TD Insurance?

As the leading provider of group home and car insurance, we know how important it is to save wherever you can. As an Opimian member, you can benefit from special privileges, such as preferred group rates, enhanced coverage and flexible limits.

We believe in making insurance easy to understand so you can choose your coverage with confidence.

Request a free, no-obligation online quote today and you could be one of five lucky winners of $1,000 cash!

For more details, visit 
melochemonnex.com/opim or call (toll-free) 1-866-258-3036.

*The TD Insurance Meloche Monnex home insurance program is underwritten by SECURITY NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY.
The program is distributed by Meloche Monnex Insurance and Financial Services Inc. in Quebec and by Meloche Monnex Financial Services Inc. in the rest of Canada.
Due to provincial legislation, our auto insurance group rates are not offered in British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia.