Our Team

Todd Halpern joined his father, Harold, the founder of Halpern Enterprises, in 1979. A man of many titles — among them father and President Halpern Enterprises — Todd is also vice-chair of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. In this role, Todd blends his two passions — using everyone’s favourite elixir, wine, as a vessel for making a difference in Canadian health care. He also continues to successfully navigate Halpern Enterprises through the exciting and ever-changing world of Wine.

Colin joined Todd and their father, Harold, in 1991 with the mission to expand, grow and strengthen relationships with existing and new top quality producers. Colin, curates, finely tunes, and works with his teams to manage the Halpern portfolio and develop the top producers from far corners of the world. Colin believes Halpern’s customers demand quality, and quality is what he supplies.

Exactly sixty years after Harold Halpern began importing wine through the back of his pharmacy on Spadina Avenue, his grandson Adam Halpern proudly joined the family company alongside his father and uncle. Having graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2015 with aspirations of investment banking, a game time decision in realizing where his passions truly lay led him back to the family business. Having been raised with the finest winemakers around the kitchen table, and access to the world’s most revered and classic wines, Adam’s palate was honed at a far younger age than most. Now in the role of assisting his father and uncle with company operations, the ardent athlete and Burgundy fanatic oversees sales, logistics, and allocations.

Todd Halpern joined his father, Harold, the founder of Halpern Enterprises, in 1979. A man of many titles — among them father and President Halpern Enterprises — Todd is also vice-chair of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. In this role, Todd blends his two passions — using everyone’s favourite elixir, wine, as a vessel for making a difference in Canadian health care. He also continues to successfully navigate Halpern Enterprises through the exciting and ever-changing world of Wine.

Todd Halpern joined his father, Harold, the founder of Halpern Enterprises, in 1979. A man of many titles — among them father and President Halpern Enterprises — Todd is also vice-chair of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. In this role, Todd blends his two passions — using everyone’s favourite elixir, wine, as a vessel for making a difference in Canadian health care. He also continues to successfully navigate Halpern Enterprises through the exciting and ever-changing world of Wine.

Born in and raised in the hotel business, Paul’s travels have taken him round the globe, but it was a BSc in Hotel Restaurant Management from the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston that helped direct his career. Joining Halpern as a Sales Representative in 2009, thanks to George Brown’s CAPS program, he is now a Certified Sommelier with both CAPS and the Court of Master Sommeliers. His deep love of wine he puts down to having a Luxemburg-born father who, almost every night, enjoyed the Old World ritual of a glass wine with dinner. Currently a Brand Ambassador for 16+ wineries, and a salesman for Licensee and Private customers, everyday he gets to talk about wine. What’s not to love?

After turns as a CPGA Golf professional, and a decade in the rock concert business, Jess found himself in the fine dining trade. Working with Chef Mark McEwan for over a decade inspired an interest in high calibre wines, and in 2011 he became a certified sommelier. During his 9 years tenure at Toronto’s vaunted Hazelton Hotel, he took note of their culture of cultivating the finest possible guest experience and went on to shape his own practise around it. It’s this intimate, well-curated, and altogether personalized experience he looks forward to bringing to his clients’ wine collections.

A Sommelier certified through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, Scott has a refined and utterly polished knowledge of all the world’s fine wine, and spirits. Having worked as a Sommelier at one of the most prestigious restaurants in Canada, Scott excels at what he does best: introducing fine wine to his clients. As a consultant, he has helped shape private cellars, as well as perform wine tastings in individual and group settings.

A Chemical Engineer by training, prior to becoming a Sommelier, Julia owned a catering business, headed a radio show, traveled extensively, and worked in many of Toronto’s fine dining establishments. In 1996 she was accepted and graduated with honours from the coveted Jacques Marie Sommelier Program at George Brown College. Since her appointment to Sommelier, Julia has worked in, and consulted for, a number of Toronto’s top restaurants. Currently a consulting Sommelier and sales associate with Halpern Enterprises she also sits on the board of the Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival.

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