Seán and Françoise Gilley
There was never any doubt in Seán and Françoise Gilley’s minds that they would make wine their career. It took them courage, determination and verve to open their independent wine shop in 1994. In those days in Ireland, such a shop with a personal, vivid aesthetic was rare. Essentially, Terroirs was a true maverick and it has become synonymous with fine wine.
From the initial sourcing of wines with a ‘voice and a soul’ produced by selected growers, to bringing these wines to your table, Seán and Françoise traverse the culture of wine. The duo has developed loyal bonds with many winegrowers who farm as responsibly as possible and they are devoted to championing their wines with integrity. In addition, they have strong relationships with Bordeaux négociants. Seán and Françoise complement each other’s skills seamlessly. Obsessed with quality, they distill their focus on every detail of their business, which they conduct with diligence, modesty and svelte assurance in order to meet their clients’ uncompromising standards.