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G.D. Varjra | Barolo, Italy

At its core Groupe Soleil is all about the search for quality. Established in 1996, Groupe Soleil has spent years seeking out the finest wines from classic and modern regions of the wine world, in order to bring a unique vinous experience to its customers.

Parallel to the eternal search for quality, is the desire to work hand-in-and with both customers and suppliers alike. For, what is wine without wine drinkers? And Groupe Soleil has long prided itself on its close relationships and the trust it has worked hard to earn from its customers. More than just a sales agency, Groupe Soleil fosters close relationships and trust through its never-ending search for quality; it’s hands-on approach; and a deeply committed desire to provide excellent service.


Kyle Paton

Key Accounts Director, Sales


Stephen Cohen

Stephen founded Groupe Soleil in 1996 after spending more than fifteen years in the wine business in Ontario. For more than 35 years he has travelled the world in search of top-quality wines from artisanal properties. Groupe Soleil is known as purveyors of the finest wines and has grown to be one of the leading small agencies in Ontario serving the finest restaurants, collectors and private clients. 

Kyle Paton

Kyle is a certified sommelier and chef who has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. After opening his first restaurant at 21 years old, he went on to work at the world-renowned Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, New York as well as Relae and Amass in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has since opened Meanwhile Wine Bar and Wine Club, and works with Restaurant Pearl Morissette in Jordan, Ontario. His love and knowledge of champagne drew him to represent his favourite portfolio in the province.

David Lobe

David is a WSET Diploma graduate who has been actively involved in the wine world for over 10 years. In addition to his work at Groupe Soleil, David is a WSET instructor through Toronto-based Adventure in Wine. He has worked at The Prune restaurant in Stratford, Ontario and been published in the World of Fine Wine. David enjoys travel and has visited winemakers across Europe, South America, South Africa, Australia and the United States.

Nathan Hooper

Nathan Hooper is a certified sommelier, wine educator, and hospitality professional. His career started in the Niagara region and has brought him to Toronto, where his experience ranges from wine bars to Michelin-starred restaurants and everything in between. He is currently studying for the CMS Advanced Sommelier certification, and is passionate about using a deep foundation of wine theory knowledge to help both guests and friends find their next perfect bottle. Previously, he has taught at Toronto’s leading wine school The Sommelier Factory, and was First Runner-Up at the 2022 Best Ontario Sommelier Competition. Find him currently in Toronto pulling corks somewhere, and in his spare time playing golf, hockey, and tennis – or drinking a cocktail with chartreuse in it.

Jordan Mazzanti

A certified sommelier through the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.  Jordan is a Stratford native, he has spent his entire adult life in restaurants and hospitality spanning over four different continents.  From managing an Asian fusion restaurant in Australia to his current role as the head sommelier at the legendary Relais and Chateau property, Langdon Hall, he has experience in all aspects of hospitality.  Although wine is an obsession for Jordan he believes wine should be fun and approachable.