Halpern Enterprises has been in the business of importing fine wines and spirits in to Canada for over 65 years. Today we are one of the oldest in Ontario. Founded by Harold Halpern, a Pharmacist by education, it started small but quickly developed strong relationships with a few European and New World wine producers who have grown along with us.
Todd Halpern joined his father, Harold, in 1979. Todd’s brother Colin joined the Company in 1991, and Todd’s son Adam came on board in 2017. Todd and Colin have seen the company grow tremendously over the last number of years. Today we represent over 175 wineries and distilleries from all around the world. Year after year we continue to strengthen our long standing relationships, as well as establish new ones as the industry continues to grow and shift. We are so extremely privileged to represent some of the wine world’s most revered and sought after estates, alongside new generation properties pushing the boundaries and setting new bars.
Our sales force in Toronto is composed of 17 salespeople, including 5 certified sommeliers. Additionally, the areas of Western Ontario, the Hamilton/Niagara region, Eastern Ontario and the Greater Ottawa Valley are each covered locally. Promotional activities, which include LCBO in-store work and promotional tastings, are covered by 3 dedicated representatives. We also have two dedicated promotional staff members solely responsible for LCBO store promotional activity and in-store tastings.
Over the past 65 years, we have developed a large and comprehensive customer base comprising the most important private, corporate and restaurant wine and spirit consumers and collectors in Ontario and Canada. Our relationships with our customers are based on mutual trust and exceptional service. Our emphasis has always been on customer service and we maintain that we offer the best service to go with the best wines available in the market.