Jean-Luc Patard, originally from the Loire Valley, founded Le Petit Ecole de Vin in 1992 in Limoux. Over the years he has built up invaluable knowledge and contacts in the area and commands respect from the winegrowers who work with him, for his knowledge of their work and his appreciation of their products. A part-time professional musician, he is keen to treat our clients to Occitan singing in chapels and after dinner guitar playing.
“Everybody who went has been enthusing about everything you did and the wonderful time they had in your company.Stories were told of your off road abilities with a coach, Alison. All were impressed with your musical talent,Jean-Luc, as well as your great knowledge of the vineyards and most importantly the people who run them.” (Richard H. UK)
Alison Judge has been in the Aude for 15 years in the tourism sector and can be seen driving all over the region in vehicles ranging from 8 seater minibuses to luxury coaches. In fact the narrower the road the more she enjoys the experience! Her motivation is to show visitors not only varied dramatic landscapes but to meet the real actors in the area, whose hard work and passion mean that we are all able to share the in the top quality products this region has to offer.