Vintage went on to be the largest wine importer in Western Canada as Darryl launched a number of large brands including Wolf Blass Yellow Label which pioneered the premium segment for Australian wines in Canada.
Darryl left Maxxium to form a new import agency called Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants.
Richard entered the wine industry building a company called Vintage Consultants for 17 years.
Born in South Africa, Darryl Weinbren began his career in the alcohol beverage industry when he was a university student by working in retail management and as a personal assistant to the Managing Director of a major Johannesburg based import/distribution company.
After arriving in Canada, Darryl was given the opportunity to convert the Vintage Wine Club of Vancouver into an import agency, Vintage Consultants.
In 1997 Richard began working with the Robert Mondavi Winery, gradually taking on the role of Export Sales Director, Asia and the Americas.
In 2006 Richard became a partner in the newly formed Western Canada wine importing agency Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants and has helped grow the agency to become a leading importer in Western Canada.