A SHARED EXPORT TEAM

Accents & Terroirs is the shared export department of several winegrowers, driven by the
common aim of promoting their regions, wines & spirits throughout the world. They embarked upon this ambitious enterprise in 2000, and have never looked back – their wines are to be found in over 60 countries, on every continent… and the story goes on !

A united group

A group of people, bound by many things in common :

Family run estates passionate, exuberant, visionary and endearing members small appellations that, because of their size, are by and large unknown to the general public. But as we know, good goods come in small parcels !

Their terroirs are a treasure to those who choose the road less travelled by (in terms of wine, of course !). Local grape varieties (Malbec, Petit Manseng, Tannat, Braucol, Baco, Muscadelle Petit Grain, Marselan, Grenache, Syrah…), and wines that show them in their best light. A taste for teamwork, good food & wine and… rugby !

Discover our world

WHY WORK WITH US ?

For the quality, diversity and originality of our range

To the importers we work with, our wines and spirits represent an opportunity to bring something original to their range, giving them something different to show their customers ; wines that are authentic, full of character yet elegant and accessible.

Local distribution network

Here at Accents & Terroirs, we’re not JUST an export sales office to our partners ; we work hand in hand with them and are heavily involved in defining and implementing their commercial & marketing strategies. As with any partnership, this works both ways and our winegrowers are frequently at our side as we promote their wines.

Our partners’ wines & spirits are shipped directly from each estate, in order to ensure they are stored for as long as possible in the best possible conditions.

Export expertise

Exporting wines and spirits is what we do best.

We travel throughout the world meeting importers, nurturing existing partnerships and building new ones. It’s important that we share the esteem in which we hold these men and women, their regions, their wonderful wines & spirits.

ABOUT US

1Mylène

« Olivier is a boss of many qualities – his professional expertise, his reliability and his generosity make him a pleasure to work with. He’s lived in Germany, Burgundy and The Languedoc, he’s specialized in the UK and US markets and he’s thrown in his lot with Accents & Terroirs and the soul of the South West… a mix which shows his open-mindedness, his talent as a wine professional and the importance he places on putting people at the heart of the company. »

5Carol

« Olivier the music lover, always ready to share the latest tune he’s discovered while on his travels throughout the world. A real early bird (really, really early!), he’s open, sincere and always finds time for that important little chat about whatever’s bugging us »

4Géraud

« An ambassador for Southern French wines…….from Alsace! Calm, rational and general giver of good advice. We met in Languedoc, way back before sport was just a distant memory to him! ».

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Stéphanie

«  A tad American, a little bit Asian, ever so slightly Scandinavian… that’s Olivier ! He looks after our clients in far flung countries and does an excellent job of it! ».

1Mylène

« Considerate, good-natured and a good listener, Carol is versatile and as devoted to us, her colleagues, as she is to her job. Her Irish twinkle and slight brogue brighten our working day. »

2Stéphanie

« She’s from Ireland and I’m from South Western France, but it seems we sound the same, because people mix us up over the phone  – go figure! Carol’s someone you can count on in any situation ».

4Géraud

« I wish I was as fluent in English as she is in French. Serious, meticulous and always in a good mood, we get on well, with the added bonus that she gives me tips for my vegetable garden ».

3Olivier

« A sort of mixture between a chartered accountant, landscape gardener and firefighter, she’s the defender of the faith and looks after all of us (winegrowers, colleagues and clients) with gentle good humour ».

1Mylène

« Géraud is always in a good mood, enjoys his job (and his attention to detail is legendary !). As considerate as he is pragmatic in his manner and the way he deals with projects, Géraud is a veritable goldmine of advice and his command of wine tasting is impressive. He’s always fun to be with, be it for work or simply enjoying a glass of good wine.»

2Stéphanie

« THE sporty one in the team… mountain bike, surf, pala… and now gardening ! Looking forward to tasting the tomatoes from his vegetable patch. Que suerte ! ».

5Carol

« His chirpy ‘Good morning, coffee anyone?’ gets my working day off to a good start. From Australia to Brazil via le tour du Béarn (his annual road race), he brings his good humour and curiosity everywhere. On the rare occasions that he’s not travelling or looking after his three mini-mes, Géraud can be found on the beach……surfs up! »

3Olivier

« I met him about 15 years ago during our weekly mountain bike/oysters/Riesling meetings (don’t ask !) and have wondered ever since where his irrepressible and contagious joie de vivre comes from – buddhism or Petit Manseng for breakfast? ».

5Carol

« Stef is my other half in the office and as with any double act, trust, sincerity and good humour are essential…and Stef ticks all the boxes! Hardworking and efficient, she also runs a mean marathon whenever she gets a chance »

4Géraud

« EAD, Excises, VAT, invoices… she’s on the administrative front line and aren’t we lucky! Thanks Stef ! ».

3Olivier

« Our very own cheerful, multilingual Speedy Gonzales of the sales admin world… ay caramba! »

1Mylène

« Stéphanie is super-efficient and, just like the elephant, never forgets ! She’s a pillar of our team, as efficient in her job as she is when running a marathon. She’s the link between us and our clients and partners and makes our job a lot easier ! »

2Stéphanie

« Mylène joined Accents & Terroirs a few months ago, bringing her smile and sparkle with her. She very quickly fit right in and looks forward to showing you the wines from our lovely regions. »

4Géraud

« The newest addition to the team!
Mylène recently joined Accents & Terroirs after several years working in the wine industry and is now proudly flying the flag for our partner winegrowers. Gourmet, dynamic, curious, and enthusiastic, you’ll surely meet her soon, maybe in Chicago, Amsterdam, Warsaw…….»

3Olivier

« Mylène is without a doubt the gourmet of the team; always the first to know about the latest bar opening in Bordeaux, her eyes sparkle when she talks about a new cocktail she came across in Soho. But that’;s not all, indeed far from it! Versatile, Mylène is as happy holding a tasting in San Francisco as she is having business meetings in Vilnius. Watch this space! »

5Carol

« Mylène, the latest addition to the Accents family
Yesterday the States, today Belgium, tomorrow the Netherlands….watch out for Mylène on your travels!
Loire Valley, where Mylène hails from
Electric bike – Mylenes favourite way of getting around Bordeaux
Never without her surfboard when the sun shines
Enthusiastic about (amongst other things!) wine, wine and wine…and armagnac! »