Intensity, infectious passion and an unwavering commitment to his vision led Anthony von Mandl to organically build The Mark Anthony Group, a +$1 billion international beverage corporation from the ground up, without outside financing or shareholders, starting out at the age of 22. Anthony has launched numerous new beverage categories including Mike’s Hard Lemonade and White Claw Hard Seltzer. In Canada, Anthony created the world’s first flavored ciders in the early 1980’s, while also launching and building Corona into the country’s No. 1 import beer. He has pioneered high-end wine production in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, where his Mission Hill Family Estate won ‘Best Pinot Noir in the World’ at the prestigious Decanter Wine Awards in London and his wineries have won ‘Canadian Winery of the Year’ six times. His passion for continuous innovation is reflected in his new Martin’s Lane Winery, the most radical 6-level, gravity fed Pinot Noir winery in the world. He is the major shareholder of a high-end Irish Whiskey and Gin distiller and his Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits is Canada’s premier wine importer and distributor.