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Wine-making

Respecting nature and time

Uncovering
potential
and cultivating success

Rather than investing in proven terroirs and simply harvesting their fruit, the Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild has always preferred to purchase properties with potential and develop their value.

For the Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild, giving land the opportunity to express its full potential means that each terroir has its own history. The company is careful to work with the natural cycles and local customs of each one. Customisation and attention to detail are major aspects of the Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild’s approach to wine-making. They are prerequisites for producing exceptional wines.

Daring and success

The Company Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild knows that there can be no success without daring and refuses to chase after trends. It selects unique properties and gives them the care and special attention they deserve, combined with the best oenological techniques.

Each vineyard is a new challenge, a territory to be conquered. It has to be tamed and protected. Innovation brings forth the long-term potential of the wines of each of our properties.
Benjamin de Rothschild

An inherited
responsibility

A heritage entails responsibility, which is why the men and women of the Rothschild family “tend their garden”. They work to make their inheritance prosper and also continue to prepare new ground.

A heritage is both the history we tell and the history we make. Family members have been able to retain their characteristic pioneering spirit from James de Rothschild, in 1855, to the present day. They have shown great daring and foresight in their acquisitions.

Our family pursued the same goal with the acquisition of the Rimapere estate in New Zealand in 2012 as it did with Château Lafite in 1868: to uncover and preserve terroirs.
Benjamin de Rothschild

Schooling
in precision

Making a great wine requires the precision of a watchmaker and faultless patience. The process of making a great wine requires both ambition and humility. Despite past experience, knowledge of the land doesn’t confer unlimited power. Humans have to learn to work with nature, a sometimes unpredictable partner, which has to be tamed, listened to and understood.

Wine-making requires combining each person’s special knowledge, questioning one’s own convictions and adapting resources to the search for excellence and precision.

Get the best of Nature

Wine-making requires that we be patient, observe and understand nature’s natural rhythms. But, to get the best of the vine and its fruit, you also have to take action: harvest at exactly the right time, manage fermentation, understand the maturing process…
Ariane de Rothschild

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