After rising to the fantastic challenge of planting new grape varieties on the Limoux terroir in the early sixties, Les Vignerons du Sieur d’Arques set out to achieve a new goal at the end of the eighties : organizing an auction of their finest wines.
Now a prestigious event attracting buyers from all over the world,
“Toques & Clochers” puts up for auction the most promising barrels of AOC Limoux.
A share of the proceeds are then used to finance the renovation of bell towers in surrounding villages. Every year the auction is hosted by one of France’s great chefs popularly referred
to as a “Toques”, the traditional white chef’s hat.