About Us

We are wine passionate people who build distinguished brands based off a foundation of strong values, rich history and an innovative approach.

our story

We are wine passionate people who build distinguished brands.

Pierre L. Doise, a young entrepreneur, immigrated to Vancouver B.C. in 1980. At
that time consumers were starting to show interest in wines rather than beer or

Influenced by the fact that Pierre’s father had been a wine shipper in the city of
London, UK, prior to WWII. Pierre founded Select Wine Merchants in 1982,
focusing his efforts on fine dining restaurants buying French Cru Classés.

Within 20 years Pierre’s idea had evolved into a 1 million case wine company
across Canada, boasting relationships with many of the world’s most esteemed

In 2016 Pierre completed his succession plan for Select Wines. As the next
generation of the company, Chris Hoffmeister, CEO, and his senior leadership
team are continuing Pierre’s legacy: building a company that is focused on
growth and results, while strengthening customer relationships, and fostering a
work environment where trust, respect and integrity are the dominant values.

With offices in all major markets, over 65 employees, world-class systems and
numerous category-leading brands, Select is one of Canada’s top 5 independent
import wine agencies.

our team

A quality of being outstanding, it is the result of hard work and skill.
It is also the level of quality we strive for in everything we do.


Chris Hoffmeister


Kaija Knox

Vice President of Sales, Western Canada

Dan Shorrocks

Vice President of Sales, Eastern Canada

Sean Kim

Vice President, Finance

Wendy Austin

Regional Director, British Columbia

Jason Myren

Regional Director, Alberta

Hélène Arsenault

Regional Director, Quebec

Peter Spratt

Director of Brand Marketing

join our team


Our Portfolio

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan