• Our History

    The Love of Wine... It’s in our DNA.

    We are passionate about wine. Sharing the pleasures of wine with all is our driving force. With over 25 years of experience and expertise in the wine industry, and an excellent understanding of the markets, Univins and Spirits opens its operations with over 800,000 cases of wine in yearly sales.

    Univins and Spirits’ repertoire of products ranges from classics of European producers to new wines from emerging countries, and has been developed by our experienced professionals who understand both the business and the forces that govern it.

    To our brilliant team we have added spirits experts in order to reproduce our success in wines within our spirits category.

    Univins and Spirits is a collaboration between five Canadian wine and spirits organizations.

    The first organization was established in Montreal in 1991. It thrived due to the Quebec knowledge and passion for wine, as well as the hard work of its founders, thus leading to rapid and lasting growth.

    Then, in 1999, Daniel Richard founded Univins—a partnership of two organizations. In 2007, Univins expanded to Vino-Quatro—a new company with wine agencies from across Canada.

    The Canada-wide success led to the consolidation of all Vini-Quatro partners in 2015 and the creation of Univins and Spirits.


    President of Vini-Quatro Group

    Guided by instinct, Daniel Richard’s vision and passion have taken him to vineyards around the world over the past 25 years, experiencing the aroma of their fruit and the taste of the land. From the passion that ignited his desire to plunge into the world of wine, he has evolved into one of the country’s most respected wine representatives. His new creation is the natural progression of his hard work, love and dedication.