top of page

The Founder

Gus & Sophia.JPG

Gus Kalaris, Founder & Owner
& Sophia Kalaris

  • Gus Kalaris Linkedin

Gus Kalaris is the founder and owner of Constantine Wines, Inc., a wine distribution and import company founded in 1986, that has enjoyed a great reputation for premium beer, wine, and spirit offerings. Under his leadership, Constantine Wines has enjoyed decades of uninterrupted growth. Kalaris also has extensive experience building wine brands that compete in all ranges. Prior to starting Constantine, he held consulting positions with Mar-Salle Imports and Washington Wholesalers. Gus Kalaris is a very outgoing and seasoned professional.


In addition to his ownership responsibilities at Constantine Inc., Kalaris founded AXIOS, super premium Napa Valley wine brand in 1999 to much acclaim.The success of AXIOS spawned the WORTHY, TELIOS, TRUTH, and KALARIS FAMILY VINEYARD brands. Gus, a Greek American, born in Washington, DC is fluent in the Greek language and dedicated to his heritage. Gus Kalaris has received numerous awards and national recognition for all of his charitable endeavors and still continues to serve on many charitable and philanthropic boards, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Cal Ripken Sr Foundation. His proudest achievement is the raising of his family. His daughter, Sophia, has now joined the business and enjoys learning from and working with her dad.

bottom of page