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Who we are

Passion & art de vivre since 1968

With over 115 employees and a 50-year history, Dandurand is a family-run wine importation business with a presence in every canadian province.

A passion for wine

Dandurand promotes and distributes premium wines to propel them as leaders in their categories.

Staying true to our ambitions

With over 115 employees and 50 years of experience, Dandurand is the largest family-run wine importation business in Canada.

Dandurand represents 35 exclusive wine producersleaders in their categoryfor a total volume approximating 4 million cases. It’s this vast and varied imported wine portfolio that makes Dandurand the undisputed choice of Canadian-wine-industry decision-makers.

Coast to Coast

With offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, Dandurand maintains relationships with Canada’s various alcohol monopolies as well as the market’s main influencers. What’s more, Dandurand provides its partners with an experienced sales team in all ten provinces.

The Dandurand story

Always ahead of his time, Philippe Dandurand skilfully developed his business and made his mark on Canada’s wine market.

ENTREPRENEUR, VISIONARY, ENTHUSIAST

In 50 years, the small Montreal start-up has become a national company—growing from its very first clients (including Georges Duboeuf) to 35 of the most prestigious clients in the wine world.

Philippe Dandurand is always ready to go out into the field to gain a better understanding of his clients’ and suppliers’ expectations, change attitudes and advance the market—not only to meet today’s needs but to anticipate tomorrow’s.

With 5 shareholders, Philippe Dandurand directs a small Montreal agency specialized in importing wines.

With the help of wine producers, he buys the company and becomes its president and sole shareholder.

Philippe Dandurand Wines acquires an Ontario agency that affords him the opportunity to expand his activities into Ontario and the Maritime Provinces

The company goes national, with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver

Philippe Dandurand plans his business succession: his daughter, Caroline Dandurand, becomes the company’s shareholder.

With the positions of both vice-president of sales and vice-president of marketing under his belt, Hugues Gauthier becomes the new company president. That same year, Philippe Dandurand Wines reaches the 2-million-case mark.

The company acquires a corporate structure with the creation of a board of directors chaired by Philippe Dandurand.

Philippe Dandurand Wines hits the 100-employee mark.

Philippe Dandurand Wines reaches 3.5 million imported cases, and offers its clients the first private transactional site for purchasing imported wines in Canada.

Philippe Dandurand Wines marks 50 years in business by becoming “Dandurand.

The Dandurand family

Putting passion into practice

Right from the beginning, Philippe Dandurand forged close relationships with other family businesses to build an authentic and quality business of his own.

Today, what sets Dandurand apart is its team’s expertise, drive, enthusiasm and business sense.

Vision & Mission

Excellence for everyone 

Dandurand’s vision is to be recognized by its suppliers, clients, and the industry as the best agency in Canadaone that’s focused on excellence.

The company’s mission is to be a reliable business partner, providing true added value to its clients and suppliers. To this end, Dandurand offers complete strategic development, from planning and marketing all the way through to sales and execution.

Our guiding principles

Our convictions run deep

Build a strong and powerful portfolio of brands 
Developing leading brands within a limited portfolio

Think global - Act local 
The best in all markets 

Build Brands 
Optimize value over time

Over-invest on Trade 
Create demand and build brand awareness

Optimize Execution 
Market segmentation approach

Customer Focus 
Service oriented, building relationships

Dandurand gives back

A shared vision and commitment

For several years, Philippe Dandurand has been a member of the Lise Watier Foundation board, an organization whose mission it is to help women develop their full social and economic potential and escape volatile situations. He also actively supports the Fondation Papillon pour les enfants handicapés du Québec et la Fondation Père Sablon, an organization that supports young people from all walks of life, helping them achieve their goals through sports and the outdoors.

#DandurandGivesBack

Solidarity is also apparent in the Dandurand team with initiatives like #DandurandGivesBack – a program that gives employees time to volunteer within their communities for causes that are close to their hearts

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