About Terroir Selections

Terroir Selections is committed to unearthing the most dedicated and exclusive fine wine producers from the greatest regions in the world. The producers we search for do not just produce wine – they are passionate preachers of the whole concept of terroir, giving us wines that are a pure expression of both the place and wine maker from whom they come.

Pile of corks from Terroir producers

Brief history of Terroir Selections

Terroir Selections was created in 2006 by Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser with the aim of importing a personal selection of great French fine wines to Australia for sale in both top restaurants and wine retailers Australia wide. All our producers are vignerons families and who own (some for more than a century) and manage the vineyards which produce the fruit for their wines. They all have an acute vision of how their prized and praised terroir should be managed and do not compromise on the quality of their wines.

In 2008, Terroir Selections started distributing the first wine from Terre à Terre, a unique barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc (“Fumé Blanc” style) from Xavier and Lucy's close-spaced vineyard in Wrattonbully, South Australia.

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Presented in this website are short biographies on each of the producers.

If you are interested in looking at our full product list, or if you have any questions at all on any of the producers, please do not hesitate to contact us on the details provided.

Latest News

Import Reviews from Huon Hooke

Huon Hooke takes a look at a handful of imports.

Villa Bel Air 2010

Medium to deep red colour with a purple tinge. The aromas are clean and fresh and inviting, invoking raspberry, blackberry and subtle hints of dried herbs. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and elegantly structured, taut and firm to finish. Long finish. A very stylish merlot-driven Bordeaux. (A 50:40:10% blend from the Cazes family of Lynch Bages)
92 points

Chanson Viré Clessé 2012

Andrew Graham looks at some imports (and more)

Clever imports (and more) from Terroir Selections
While it's been brutally hard for our export focused winemakers, the record strength of our Aussie dollar has been useful for one thing - encouraging an ever expanding smorga

Gary Walsh on the 2011 Ceretto Nebbiolo

Gary Walsh from The Wine Front on the 2011 Ceretto Nebbiolo:

Bold style of Nebbiolo, showing the 2011 vintage to full effect. Licorice, dried flowers and herbs, spice, tar, dark cherry – stormy, yet pretty. Full bodied, firm and rugged and compact in the mouth – grunty thing – showing some raspberry and redcurrant freshness, a cranberry crunch to the acidity, raw almonds, and a pretty long black tea laced tannin finish. Looked better on the second day, though stayed pretty much resolute. It has some ways to go in the cellar, I’d say. 

91+ points
Drink: 2015 - 2021+