About Us

Kolonaki Group was established in 1999 and began importing one of Greece’s top bottled water brands Ioli Natural Spring Water. In that time we have grown into a medium sized Wine & Spirit agency representing brands from all over the world and always keeping focus on the evolving renaissance of Greek wines. This has only become possible with efforts from everyone on our team.

 

Meet the team

Steve Kriaris
President
Wine was always a staple on Steve Kriaris' dinner table growing up. It’s even safe to even it is in his cultural DNA. His father emigrated to Canada from a small village outside Pylos in the lush wine-growing region of Messinia in Southern Greece. He brought with him family traditions and wine-making secrets that were handed down to him by his father, and generations before him. Steve grew up with the sights, sounds, and smells of winemaking at home in Toronto.


Zis Parras Ph.D. (French Wine Scholar, Level 3 WSET)
Brand & Market Analyst
With over 7 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.


Olga Moltchanova MBA (Fine Vintage Sommelier, French Wine Scholar, Level 3 WSET)
Retail Sales Representative
Olga joined the team in January 2016, with an extensive background in advertising and brand strategy, and a profound love of wine enhanced by her continuing wine education. Olga's main focus is managing our brands in the retail channels, but she also works with on-premise accounts, conducts LCBO in-store tastings and actively participates in all Kolonaki Group trade shows and events.
 

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.