Patrick’s unparalleled experience in shaping some of the greatest wines of the world makes him one of the most respected “Masters” in the wine world.
After joining Alexis Lichine and Co in 1972 in Bordeaux where he oversaw their purchasing of French wines, he went on to become the Technical Director of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s wine estates including Mouton Rothschild, Armailhac and Clerc Milon. During his tenure, he also created illustrious wines such as Opus One in the US and Almaviva in Chile. His unequalled expertise coupled with a wide and diversified international experience combine to give him an instinctive and immediate appreciation of a terroir’s quality.
Fate, in the shape of a very good friend, brought him to us in January 2009. From the moment we met, a natural friendship developed brought by a human understanding of each other’s aspirations and the exciting challenge of revealing Biac’s unique potential.
Little did we know that early in his professional life, when establishing the Cadillac Oenology Laboratory nearby, he would stop sometimes at the end of a long working day to admire Biac and the view from the hilltop road! Now not only does he watch over the vineyard from inside, but best of all, with a glass of Biac wine in his hand!