Our passion and focus is Greek wines. We founded the company on the idea that high quality wines from Greece should be widely available in the U.S. because the average wine consumer was missing out on one of the world’s most ancient and enchanting wine regions and history. We source premium Greek wines from master winemakers, each representing a unique terroir, wide-ranging and indigenous varietals, sustainable practices, and above all else, superior quality and value that evoke a sense of place.
Our portfolio is always evolving to encompass new discoveries and trends, but we have a captivating core offering, in a range of price points, while keeping the American palate in mind. Our commitment as a company is to supply a consistent, quality portfolio to actively support individual markets – in partnership with our wineries and our distributors – so that we can bring the best of Greek wines to all!
R&R is a family business, established in 2015, and has since expanded our distribution network throughout the U.S. We’re always happy to talk about Greek wines! Here’s the team behind the dream:
Both a Greek and a Texan, Stephen was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and spent summers at the family home in Santorini, where he became well acquainted with the quality and diversity of the country’s wines. Pursuing a PhD in Biology, with a specialization in Herpetology, led to fieldwork all over Greece – which led to the discovery of some of the country’s best wineries, tucked away in the hillsides of Greece. Completing his studies at Texas Tech University, Stephen taught at the university level before importing Greek wine became a full-time obsession. He runs sales and operations for R&R and is always happy to talk more about Greek wines, and also snakes.
She is an advocate of a healthy Mediterranean diet and that includes wine! With a master's degree in Nutritional Science from Texas Tech, she conducted university research on the health properties of resveratrol (a component found in wine) and taught university classes on nutrition. First, Caraline fell in love with Stephen, then fell in love with Greek wines. Combining her passions, Caraline educates our distributors and customers about Greek wine and has developed excellent go to market strategies that she would love to share. Ask her about her favorite Mediterranean recipes – but only ask about her dog, Odysseus, if you want to chat for a while.
For Patricia, the right business idea finally took root and produced a good stock. An entrepreneur at heart, she was the captivated by the high quality, minerality and complexity of the Greek wines that daughter Caraline and son-in-law Stephen would share, and from there an intriguing idea evolved into a business plan, and then a mission to make the best of Greek wines available across the U.S. Leveraging two decades in a corporate sales environment, Patricia provides the financial and business structure for the company. Ask her just about anything, as long as it’s over a glass of wine.
If wine collector, thoroughbred owner, telecom pioneer, and geophysicist sound accomplished, it’s because it is. From Army helicopter pilot to one of the first group of businessmen allowed into 1970’s China, John has availed us of his considerable business acumen to launch R&R Selections. Patricia’s dad, Caraline and Stephen’s Doc, he has helped us turn an idea into a thriving import business. Ask him about the ‘89 Petrus – just don’t get into a discussion on quantum theory unless maybe you’re also a physicist.