Kolonaki Fine Wines & Spirits is a leading importer and distributor of craft wines, beers and spirits from around the globe.

For the last two decades we have been servicing the foodservice and hospitality industries. Our passion for distinct quality beers, wines, and spirits is showcased in our portfolio of over 100 offerings. We respect traditional winemaking and distillation methods and forward thinking, cutting edge products.

We travel the globe to vineyards and producers sourcing the earth's best kept secrets. Our travels helped us source libations from top producers in California, France, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and beyond. 

Our select wines and spirits have a story, a history, and a keen eye on the future. They conjure up feelings of connection to a place and time, the feeling of sipping sparkling rosé in Provence, an assyrtiko on Santorini’s caldera, or a sauvignon blanc in New Zealand.

We continue to service the industry, and our products are also available regionally for home delivery directly from our website.

 

Meet the team

Steve Kriaris
President

Steve Kriaris is an entrepreneur, consultant, philanthropist, and the Founder and President of KOLONAKI Group of Companies. Born and raised in Toronto to immigrant parents, he grew up with a strong connection to Greece and his European heritage.

Steve's entrepreneurial spirit was evident from a young age. KOLONAKI Group was born after a trip to his parent's homeland in his early twenties when he realized the absence of quality products from the Mediterranean in Canada. He was the first to bring natural Greek mineral water to Canada in 2000. During subsequent business trips back to Europe, it was apparent to him that Canadians were missing out on quality and delectable Mediterranean wines. He quickly expanded his company to include fine wines, beers and spirits.

Steve has spent most of the last two decades growing his company, which now consists of three divisions; Kolonaki Fine Wines, Kolonaki Fine Foods, and Kolonaki Fine Lifestyle. In addition to importing fine products, Steve enjoys creating his own. Ten years ago, he started his own wine label, Thalia, using grapes from Crete. His most recent creation is Da Capo espresso and Three Little Figs spread.

In 2012 he was recognized by The Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade with the Business Achievement Award. Steve is an example of creating a successful business by incorporating one's passions. His company is his lifestyle by masterfully combining his favorite things. Travelling to locate craft wines, beers, spirits, fine foods from the Mediterranean and beyond, and being in touch with Mother Nature through the flavors that reflect the land, sea, and the sun and telling stories of unique producers of the world.


Zis Parras Ph.D. (French Wine Scholar, Level 3 WSET)
Brand & Market Analyst
With over 9 years of brand management and marketing experience in the Ontario wine industry, Zis manages all the Kolonaki Group retail brands. He combines his skills in statistical analysis with his passion for wine to maximize the growth of all our brands. Zis also shares his excellent teaching skills and profound knowledge of wine and wine-making by conducting training seminars and presentations.

Sonia Papapetrou
Sonia joined our team in September 2017 and is responsible for all on premise accounts and National Supermarket chains. Sonia has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Athens, Greece. She has 20 years of extensive experience in sales & customer service. She served as a Manager of Wholesale accounts in the European brands of Warner Lampbert Parke Davis Greece. In Toronto Canada Sonia has 5 years of experience in the food service industry.

Québec
Michel Rondeau
On Premise Account Manager
With over for 30 years of experience in management with Hydro Quebec Michel is the most personable wine representative in Québec! Michel’s deep experience with the SAQ makes him an invaluable asset for the Kolonaki Group. In addition, he has dramatically increased sales of Fix beer and stocked restaurants across the province.
Dimitris Skouloudakis
Quebec Retail Sales Manager 
With 10 years of experience in hospitality from the W hotel Montreal under his belt, Dimitris moved to the Bahamas to open and manage one the the Baha Mars hotel and resorts prestigious restaurants, the Swimming Pig. Recently Dimitris has proudly joined Kolonaki Group to build Luc Belaire's future. #BlackBottleBoy

 

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