With its roots in business, the privately held wine and spirits agency was founded originally in 2005 by leading Canadian entrepreneur, Jay Garnett. Steeped in the belief that the success of the agency is measured by the company it keeps, Icon boasts a talented leadership team comprised of Kim Trowbridge, president and COO; director of sales (BC), Alan Nisbet, a well respected, beverage alcohol industry veteran, who has an understanding of both the public and private sectors; and one of Canada’s most endearing wine personalities, David Walker, director of Sales (AB), completes the team with his internationally acclaimed Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s Diploma and extensive technical winery experience.
Icon offers a balanced portfolio with strong retail sales relationships and on-premise expertise. With its proven track record as a brand builder, the Icon team successfully introduces new brands into the marketplace, cultivates and develops leading labels, and innovates by creating joint venture wines with partner suppliers.
Icon offers outstanding quality and service in all product categories and price ranges, providing industry leading education, service and support to its customers: the various Provincial Liquor Boards, premium hotels, private wine stores; government-owned beverage alcohol distribution outlets, and the buying public.
With its head office located in Vancouver, Canada, its unique portfolio of old and new world wines, company-owned brands, unparalleled beverage alcohol brands, and dynamic sales force, Icon is strongly positioned to be one of Canada’s top wine and spirit agencies.