About Us

A relationship built on knowledge and trust

About us

Our Story

Nomad Wine Importers LTD was created in 2007 by two Sommeliers with a view to offering the Irish Market some of the best wines from France at the right price. Thierry Grillet (Former Head Sommelier – Restaurant Girardet – 3 Michelin Stars – Swiss) and Charles Derain (Former Head Sommelier – Restaurant P. Guilbaud – 2 Michelin Stars – Ireland) have joined their efforts in making this venture. Their knowledge, experience and network in the wine industry helped them to establish this company.


About Us


A relationship built on knowledge and trust. We have selected our producers carefully and we work closely with them to offer some of the best wines from France in the Irish Market. We give our customers wines of high purity and great honesty – even in their simplicity – we always look for a style of wine who has precision and definition. As expert Sommelier, we are constantly thinking about food and wine pairing. Our selection will always give a nice support to the chef’s dishes, bring pleasure and joy. The full spectrum of our portfolio is built to reach that goal, from our entry level to our high-end.
Nomad Wine Importers represents the trust link between the producers and the consumers.

About Us

Meet The Team

We would be delighted meeting you to share our knowledge and passion for wine.


Managing Director


My wine knowledge is based on my sommelier studies in France. 

Working as a sommelier in France and abroad helped me to understand more about the consumers’ love for good wine. 

Since 2017 I own a vineyard with two Irish friends, the Domaine is called : Les Deux Cols.

This experience helps me to carefully select new producers and continually expand our portfolio.


Chief Financial Officer


My studies of sommeliers gave me the opportunity to work in the greatest restaurants in Europe and share my passion with consumers. My relationships with producers – all recognised for the quality of their work – started three decades ago.

Nowadays, I put my financial background and passion for wine at the service of Nomad Wine Importers.


Marketing & Sales Manager


I was born to an Irish Dad and a Swiss Mom and raised in California. I hold a bachelor’s degree in business management from the California State University of San Luis Obispo as well as a WSET Level 3 certification. My journey with wine began in my early twenties in Bolgheri, Italy.

Experiencing the food and wine of the region with local winemakers ignited my passion for wine and my desire to pursue a career in the industry.