Long ago, an ancient people called the Enotri — long since lost to the march of time — lived across Greece and all the way to what is known today as Calabria, or the southern tip of Italy. They were a people who found joy in work, so the rich soil of their land produced lush vineyards. So fertile was their crop, they were labeled Enotri, or “people from the land of the vine.” They were defined through their work and the love for their land.
Enotri forms relationships with vintners who carry on this spirit. Rather than being known by their marketing or how their bottle looks on a shelf, our vintners spend their resources on the taste of their product. They have committed to sustainable, organic, and biodynamic growing practices, rooted in traditional methods that date back to when they were originally planted by Roman horticulturalists nearly 2000 years ago. Our vintners are defined by the quality of their wine.
And we at Enotri want to be known for carrying wines that surprise with every sip, are inspirational and eye-opening. And we want to truly know our product so that we can sell it with the fervour it deserves. We define ourselves by our integrity.
How do you define yourself? Is it through your work? Your family? Your values?
So often, we discover ourselves through the smallest moments, ones that refine, purify, who we are. And in that moment, we are revealed to ourselves.
Might we be so bold as to suggest that it could all start with something as a glass of wine?
Know what you’re buying. Know your values. Know thyself and discover how roots matter..
A passionate wine enthusiast and visionary industry professional of more than four decades. During this time frame, Eberhard worked with and travelled to every major wine producing and consuming market in the world. This developed and trained a unique, well rounded palate and laid the foundation for the “enotri – roots matter” philosophy.
Together with his like-minded team members, Eberhard is committed to procure and introduce harmonious, carefully crafted wines that represent the true character of their birthplace and terroir. Honest wines without pretence and make-up.
Sales Manager – British Columbia
Tom is a wine professional with over a decade of industry experience, both as a wine retailer and a wine buyer. Tom’s journey into wine began after university when he moved to Germany. While living there, he developed a deep passion for wine and embraced a local-oriented mindset. Upon returning to Canada, he decided to pursue a career in wine. Tom has worked in a variety of roles in both Alberta and British Columbia. A career highlight for Tom before joining Enotri, was being an integral member of a team that launched two start-up businesses: a successful brick and mortar liquor store and an innovative online wine retail platform. Tom is driven by an insatiable curiosity and a love for old world wines.
Logistics and Purchasing Manager
Marcin first encountered Enotri during a one-year stay in Canada back in 2018, providing valuable assistance by setting up our reporting system and providing sales support. Previous to his stay in Canada, Marcin spent several years with a prominent Polish importer as Buyer and Logistics Manager. Upon his return to Poland, Marcin resumed a position with this importer but also stayed in touch with his friends at Enotri. We are very pleased that Marcin has agreed to support us in the areas of portfolio management, logistics, and sales analysis.
Anne Perret was born and raised in France. Very early on, Anne discovered her keen interest in the culinary arts and in all matters relating to physical and spiritual health. Her well-rounded training and experience include a degree in Hotel Management from a prestigious school in Paris, followed by several years in Restaurant and Hotel Management and as a Chef in France, USA, and Canada. In addition, Anne obtained and is working towards diplomas in several areas of alternative medicine. Anne believes that the combination of nutritious food and good wines is an essential cornerstone of a well-balanced, happy life style.
Anne loves nature and fully subscribes to the “enotri – roots matter” philosophy and the strong sense of commitment shared by all of our wine growers to their land. Throughout her professional career, Anne retained and further honed her natural and unspoiled palate. From her base in France, Anne is the link to our winery partners and constantly discovers new wineries that are aligned with the enotri philosophy.
Jessica is a born and raised Calgarian with almost a decade of sales and marketing experience. Graduating from Mount Royal University in 2008, she began her marketing career in Oil and Gas before shifting gears and re-engaged herself in the Calgary food and beverage scene. Thus, Jessica’s passion for food and wine became part of her everyday job. The years of experience in restaurant event management and marketing enabled Jessica to build a business of her own to help restaurants and small businesses find their purpose, enhance their brands, and increase their presence across various traditional and digital marketing platforms.
My childhood memories are full of delicious meals prepared by my mother, with groceries purchased daily in the local town square. She stopped at the local baker, butcher, cheese and dairy shop, and local farmers displaying their produce at the daily farmer’s market. Food grown and prepared by artisans who went about their vocation with passion and integrity. My mother always bought from the same people, because she knew and trusted them. They were the community that gave her comfort. It was also her way of socializing – the exchange of news, stories, and sometimes gossip further strengthened that sense of community.
This is what “shopping or eating local” means to us at enotri – get to know and trust the people who produce what you consume. This sentiment, based on deeply rooted experiences, is expressed by our guiding principle “Roots Matter”.
The enotri portfolio is curated following these principles. We work exclusively with family run estates and passionate growers who work their land responsibly and mindfully. They preserve and protect their heritage for future generations to enjoy. They always strive to sustain the best that their land has to offer.
Let us tell their stories so that you can get to know them as if they were your friends and neighbours. Let their wines tell the stories of their origin and take you to vineyards of ancient terroir. Terroir is the sense of time and place captured in a glass of wine – we hope you will enjoy the journey.
Our wines are available at locally owned specialty retail stores and restaurants, all of which are part of the enotri community. Will you join us?