About Us

Leman wall mural-013Sevgi Tüzel-Conghaile

Oenologist & Viticulturist, Founder

My passion for wine begun while I was studying food engineering in one of the wine-producing regions of my native Turkey. Following my graduation, I chased my dreams and started to work as a winemaker in my home country. I obtained my MSc in Oenology & Viticulture from Montpellier SupAgro and Hochschule Geisenheim University. Mosel in Germany, one of the most respected wine regions, is where I experienced the practice of growing grapes in the extreme steep-slope vineyards. Later, I conducted research for my postgraduate study about the wine market in Ireland.

Currently, I provide wine tastings, workshops and consultancy through my company A WINE IDEA based in Galway.

Worked for  Chateau Kalpak (Turkey), Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein (Germany)

BSc in Food Engineering: Pamukkale University (Turkey), University of Szeged (Hungary), Northumbria University (UK)

MSc in Oenology & Viticulture: Vinifera EuroMaster (Montpellier SupAgro, Bordeaux Sciences Agro, Hochschule Geisenheim University, NUI Galway)

Membership & Participation

  • Irish Guild of Sommeliers
  • International Wine Challenge Associate Judge
  • Wine Writer at thetaste.ie