grape is owned and operated by Jason Nykor, who is passionate about wine and the business of wine, beer, and spirits. Jason has more than 20 years of experience in the Ontario beverage alcohol industry, working extensively with the LCBO Vintages and General List buyers, as well as building brands via the consignment/private order program. Before starting his own wine agency, Jason was the Ontario Sales Manager for Pacific Wine and Spirits. Previously to that, he was the Ontario Sales Director at Pernod Ricard.
Jason has worked with brands from around the world, including Taittinger Champagne, Fonseca Port, Miguel Torres wines and Brandies, Fess Parker Wines, Singha Beer, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Blackbush Irish Whiskey, Ramazzotti Sambucca, and Seagram Coolers.
Since starting the company in 2009, grape has become one of the largest Private Order agents in the province. In 2011 grape was admitted into the consignment program which will allow for far more growth in all regions of the province.
Jason was previously the chairperson of the Government and Industry Relations committee for Drinks Ontario.
grape is an agency licensed by the AGCO.