The history of Château Mouton Rothschild began in 1853, when Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought Château Bran-Mouton at auction and renamed it Château Mouton-Rothschild. In 1922, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild’s great grandson, Philippe de Rothschild, took over the estate. It was he who perfected the bottling at the château. Four years later, he built a very large, very modern, over 100-metre-long cellar with the help of the architect Charles Siclis. The wine Mouton Cadet – Bordeaux AOC is marketed from 1933. In 1945, after the Second World War, Mouton Rothschild created a bottle label illustrated with a letter “V” for “Victoire” which was a great success with the public.
In 1973, Château Mouton Rothschild wine was classified as a Grand Cru, a distinction that the house has always been waiting for. In 1988, on the death of Philippe de Rothschild, his daughter, Philippine de Rothschild, took over the company. In 1991 she launched the wine “Aile d’argent” and in 1993 the wine “Le petit Rothschild”, which were also a great success. More recently, in 2014 her children, Camille, Philippe and Julien, took over the company.See more