Patrick Léon has unparalleled experience in making among the great wines of the world. A Bordeaux native with an extensive knowledge and education in Oenology, Patrick studied this subject in the great wine schools of France as well as business management.
In 1972 Patrick joined Alexis Lichine & Company in Bordeaux beginning as the general manager of purchasing and group oenologist and wine maker. Additionally, he held positions as a Technical Manager & Co General Manager of Château Lascombes Grand Cru Classé in Margaux and Château Castéra in Lesparre-Médoc.
Patrick also worked with Alexis Lichine on developing content for his Encyclopedia of Wines & Spirits. These positions went through the mid eighties at which point Patrick began working for Baron Philippe de Rothschild for nearly twenty years as a Managing Director, overseeing technical winemaking facilities for Château Mouton Rothschild, d’Armailhac, Clerc Milon, le Petit Mouton, Aile d’Argent, Opus One in California, Almaviva in Chile, Domaine de Lambert & Baron d’Arques in the Languedoc, Mouton Cadet in Bordeaux as well as other wines in the BPHR portfolio including Escudo Rojo in Chile.
Patrick’s wide breadth of experience and knowledge has established the foundation to becoming a consulting oenologist and working with Sacha Lichine in this capacity making all the Lichine wines as great as they are.