Napa Valley, California
Gus Kalaris is the founder and owner of Constantine Wines, a wine distribution and import company founded in 1986 that has enjoyed a great reputation for premium offerings. Under his leadership, Constantine Wines has enjoyed decades of uninterrupted growth. Gus, a Greek American, born in Washington, DC is fluent in the Greek language and dedicated to his heritage. Kalaris has received numerous awards and national recognition for his charitable endeavors and serves on many charitable and philanthropic boards including Cystic Fibrosis and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
Kalaris founded Axios, a luxury Napa Valley wine brand in 1999 to much acclaim. The success of Axios has spawned the Worthy, Truth, Kalaris and Telios brands.
In 2013, Kalaris purchased a home surrounded by over 10 acres of vineyards in Calistoga. His goal is to produce a world class Pomerol-style red blend from the estate under the Kalaris label.
A powerhouse collaboration between proprietor Gus Kalaris and winemaker Bob Egelhoff, Axios is a super premium Cabernet Sauvignon of Napa Valley “cult” status. Axios, meaning worthy in Greek, reflects Gus’ vision to craft a wine of Bordeaux influence that represents the richness of its’ Napa Valley origin. This wine was proudly served at The White House.