Who We Are
Amy Kvas grew up working on her grandparents grape farm, and got her official start in the industry working at Dillon's Distillery where she developed a love for spirits and cocktail culture.
She then carried through that passion by becoming a graduate of the Winery & Viticulture program at Niagara College. After graduating she took a job as a cellar hand at Stratus winery, before later moving to be retail manager of the Exchange Brewery.
Zac worked two vintages at Ravine Vineyards (St. Davids, ON), and one vintage at Gilbert Family Wines (Mudggee, AU) before shifting into the world of bartending.
Zac took a job at Backhouse Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and within a year became the head mixologist. He worked to develop terroir driven cocktails, combining local ingredients with classic inspiration.
He later moved to Wayne Gretzky Estates where he curated a farm-to-bar cocktail program that has become one of the busiest and most successful programs in the region.
KVAS FBC. is owned by a husband and wife duo, Amy & Zac Kvas, their son Henry, and their dog Myrtle.
Together they work to drive the cocktail scene in Niagara, create the most premium cocktails syrups & garnishes, and give their much loved customers the confidence and ability to bartend at home or professionally.