Pierre Hourlier Wines was founded in 1975, when Pierre Hourlier used his roots as a French citizen to establish strong and lasting relationships with vineyards that are not well-known to the general public. With no shop or even a website in the early days, the business thrived on word of mouth for a long time. Pierre grew the customer base through private and regional wine tastings, as well as Wine Tours that took parties out to France to visit the suppliers themselves. After Jean-Pierre (Pierre’s son) joined the business in 2005, Pierre Hourlier Wines continued to expand and, in 2016, we moved into our premises at Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire.
Happily, Pierre Hourlier Wines is owned and run by a Frenchman myself, Pierre Hourlier - together with my son, Jean-Pierre.