About us

AbV Group is a wine distributor established in Ontario, Canada with a commitment to sourcing the best old world and new world wines. We are a group of several like minded individuals that share a passion for Wine!


Let us introduce our team on the ground...


Joel Clarke, Owner/Operator

Joel is a business school graduate raised in Sudbury, Ontario who has always had a passion for entrepreneurship. Having started and ran several businesses during his post university career, Joel eventually took the dive into the wine business starting what is now AbV Group. The desire to enter into the business stemmed from a passion for wine which developed while living overseas in Paris, France.

Now almost 6 years later, his passion for the business, wines and travel has not let up. Joel is an avid squash player in the winter and can likely be found in a boat fishing or playing golf during the summer months. Joel’s favourite wine regions are Burgundy, France and Piemonte, Italy. 

Vanessa Hendry, Owner/Operator

Vanessa is an integral part of our team; she is our logistics and operations Wizard! Vanessa has an extensive background within the hospitality industry. Her passion for the trade developed during her 10-year tenor working for The Keg franchise while she studied Hospitality management. Once graduated, she took the next step in her career and began working for large global corporations. Vanessa has worked within in all facets of the industry, from account management and team lead execution to marketing and retail. Vanessa brings a vital focus, dedication and passion to our team.
On her down time, Vanessa is raising the next generation of little women, enjoying time and embarking on adventures with her 3 daughters, whilst a glass of Chardonnay in hand! 

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