Winexpert Newmarket
Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday  8am-4pm
Thursday  1pm-7pm
Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Appointments can usually be made outside of these hours, Tuesday through Saturday, to suit
YOUR schedule.

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About Us


Dave McChesney, owner and proprietor of Winexpert Newmarket was interested in 'beverage alcohol' for many years before opening his store. Where-ever he and his wife, Peg, went they visited distilleries, wineries and breweries. He always ordered the 'sampler' at brew-pubs. Dave made both beer and wine at home and was a popular contributor to his brother-in-law’s hockey team. Not because he played hockey but because he supplied the beer! Dave likes beer but just didn’t drink enough to keep up with his beer making hobby so he donated it to the TEAM.

In 1996 when he was offered the opportunity to leave his corporate job, Dave researched his options carefully. What did he want to do next? Being self employed was the goal and opening a store was a target but what type of store? He was concerned with not being busy enough. He knew that he couldn't just sit around waiting for customers to walk in.

In the meantime, Dave and a buddy talked about making a batch of Ice Wine at one of those ‘On Premise’ places. They looked around and decided that Wine Not was the best for their purpose. The rest is history and Dave’s Wine Not (now Winexpert) opened in Newmarket Oct 2, 1996. From the beginning there has been a steady stream of winemakers, both On Premise and At Home, interested in making wine with Dave. Between helping customers choose what wines to make, working in his fermentation room and supporting as many charity events as possible around town, Dave’s had no time to be bored!

Dave and Peg still visit distilleries, wineries and breweries when they travel and attend festivals around Ontario – Niagara, Buckhorn, Picton and Bala. Dave keeps up to date on wine trends and the wine making industry and in 2007 earned a Certificate of Merit from the Wine Council of Ontario through a course he took at Brock University. He also has his Smart Serve credentials. In 2010 Dave was honoured to receive a Vocational Service Award from The Rotary Club of Newmarket in recognition of high ethical standards in business and outstanding service and contributions to his community.

An active member of the Ontario Wine Society and the Companions of the Quaich, Dave attends as many of the events as he can. He’s also a member of the Canadian Craft Winemaking Association and a past member of the Home Wine and Beer Trade Association.

Dave’s Awards

Although the Winexpert kits are excellent, Dave still likes to experiment and see how they can be enhanced. He's done very well with his wines. Click for details.


In addition to applying the grease that keeps the administrative wheels turning at Winexpert Newmarket, Peg also has her own business Key Communications. She provides custom writing services for busy business people.

Peg enjoys the wine tasting events that she and Dave attend and is often the designated driver. Yes, it’s a hard life.


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