The Waddesdon Wine Story

Wine is an important part of the story here at Waddesdon and our passion for our exquisite wines is at the heart of everything we do.

“A close family of wine estates; distinct characters, a shared spirit.”

Set within the estate of a 19th – century château in the Buckinghamshire countryside, Waddesdon Wine combines the rich culture of our wineries with a diverse and long-established knowledge of the premium wine market. All of our wineries share a vision of producing the very best wines, while respecting the history and traditions at each château.

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Our Select Collection

Champagne Barons de Rothschild Concordia Brut NV

Champagne Barons de Rothschild Concordia Brut NV

£55.00

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Rimapere Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Rimapere Sauvignon Blanc 2022

£21.00

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DBR Lafite Reserve Spéciale Pauillac 2021

DBR Lafite Reserve Spéciale Pauillac 2021

£36.00

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Château Clarke 2016

Château Clarke 2016

£39.00

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Flechas de Los Andes Gran Malbec 2019

Flechas de Los Andes Gran Malbec 2019

£21.00

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Château de Malengin Eve 2020

Château de Malengin Eve 2020

£37.00

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Flechas de Los Andes Gran Cabernet Franc 2021

Flechas de Los Andes Gran Cabernet Franc 2021

£21.00

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Le Merle Blanc 2021

Le Merle Blanc 2021

£36.00

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Château Malmaison 2020

Château Malmaison 2020

£31.00

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Château d' Aussières 2017

Château d' Aussières 2017

£33.00

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Château Paradis Casseuil 2019

Château Paradis Casseuil 2019

£23.00

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Château Clarke 2018 Limited Edition Anniversary Magnum

Château Clarke 2018 Limited Edition Anniversary Magnum

£131.75

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Le Dix de Los Vascos 2019

Le Dix de Los Vascos 2019

£50.00

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Château de Malengin Eve Magnum With Luxury Gift Pack 150cl

Château de Malengin Eve Magnum With Luxury Gift Pack 150cl

£126.75

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Château Malmaison 2016

Château Malmaison 2016

£31.00

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Le Dix de Los Vascos 2018

Le Dix de Los Vascos 2018

£50.00

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Anseillan 2019

Anseillan 2019

£70.00

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Anseillan 2015 Magnum

Anseillan 2015 Magnum

£150.00

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Anseillan 2014 Magnum

Anseillan 2014 Magnum

£150.00

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A look back in time...

2023

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On 3 November 2023 Waddesdon Wine and Goedhuis & Co announced their merger to form Goedhuis Waddesdon. The new entity unites exceptional wine expertise, prestigious portfolios and first-class levels of service to create an unparalleled destination for wine collectors, retailers and hospitality businesses seeking to elevate their standards of wine excellence

2018

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Saskia de Rothschild succeeds her father as chairman of the Domaines Barons de Rothschild, which includes Château Lafite Rothschild, becoming the youngest person leading a Premier Grand Cru Bordeaux estate. In 2021 she also becomes CEO and director general of the winery.

2014

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Having brilliantly enhanced the lustre of the family company and estates, Baroness Philippine left Mouton magnificently enlarged and modernised. Now her three children, Camille Sereys de Rothschild, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild and Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild, co-owners of the Château, are likewise perpetuating their mother’s dedication to excellence. United in the same ambition, Camille and Julien work closely with Philippe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, which continues to manage the illustrious First Growth with accustomed success.

2013

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At an exceptional gala evening, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild inaugurated the new Château Mouton Rothschild vat house and the new Paintings for the Labels room.

2012

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Ideally located in the prestigious Rapaura sector, the Rimapere vineyard benefits from an exceptional terroir. The perfect year for the first product of Rimapere Sauvignon Blanc.

2003

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After acquiring Château des Laurets in 2003, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild wanted to highlight the unique character of this estate by producing a limited vintage from a selection of the best Merlot plots. Château des Laurets Baron cultivates a selection of plots, harvested and sorted by hand, to produce a blend with all the care that goes into the finest wines.

1999

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Named Flechas de los Andes in homage to the five arrows (flechas) that symbolise the Rothschild family, the winery was created through the partnership of Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and Laurent Dassault in their quest for a great terroir at the foot of the Andes.

1999

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The idea of forming a partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family was born in 1999.

1999

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Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) acquired Chateau Aussieres near Corbieres.

1997

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In Chile, in partnership with Concha y Toro, also a family company, and to general acclaim, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild launched a Franco-Chilean premium wine, Almaviva, from an exceptional terroir and with its own bodega.

1992

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Waddesdon begins to market and sell the wines of the Rothschild family in the UK.

1990

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The Rothschild’s at Lafite purchase Chateau L’Evangile in Pomerol. ‘L’Evangile is a House in Bordeaux situated on the famed plateau of Pomerol. It is at the heart of this natural laboratory the the earth and the heavens bring new lessons for each vintage’ Saskia de Rothschild.

1988

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On the death of her father, Baron Philippe, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, his only child, inherited a treasure now shared with her three children.

1988

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Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) took over the Los Vascos estate (Los Vascos meaning The Basques, in honour of its Basque origins).

1984

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The Rothschild’s at Lafite purchase Chateau Rieussec in Sauternes.

1979

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In a gesture of openness to the American market, Baron Philippe de Rothschild struck up a partnership with Robert Mondavi which led to the creation in 1979 of Opus One, the first Franco-Californian premium wine, planted, matured and blended in the Bordeaux tradition.

1973

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Chateau Clarke, Listrac Medoc was acquired by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1973. A wine lover like many other members of his illustrious family, Edmond de Rothschild dreamed of owning an intimate, unassuming vineyard that he would turn into his masterpiece. With a strong passion for the art of living and the pursuit of excellence, he made Château Clarke the hallmark of his brand.

1970

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Convinced by the estate’s potential, Baron Philippe de Rothschild acquired Château Clerc Milon, a classified growth situated between two prestigious First Growths: Mouton and Lafite

1962

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The Rothschild’s at Lafite purchase Chateau Duhart Milon, the neighbour to Lafite on the western side. Baron Eric commented ‘It would have been nonsense not to acquire a great neighbouring vineyard’

1953

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Esteemed wine critic and Master of Wine, Michael Broadbent describes this vintage of Chateau Lafite as ‘One of my all-time favourite vintages. Lafite at its beguiling best….This is not a wine to describe. Words simply cannot do it justice’

1933

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Baron Philippe acquired Domaine de Mouton d’Armailhacq. In 1989 it was renamed Château d’Armailhac.

1929

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Exceptional quality wines, the best vintage since 1900. A difficult flowering was followed by a hot July and August, welcome rains in September. Harvest at Lafite began September 26th.

1922

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At 20 years of age, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, youngest son of Baron Henri and great-grandson of Baron Nathaniel, took the destiny of the Château Mouton in hand. Two years later he imposed a revolution, insisting that his wine should be bottled at the château

1900

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One of the legendary Pauillac vintages, following excellent flowering in the spring, June was pleasant and summer was hot with beneficial rain showers. The harvest began in early September, the crop was large and of good quality.

1868

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Baron James de Rothschild purchases Château Lafite and renames it Château Lafite Rothschild

1853

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Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild buys Château Mouton and renames it Château Mouton Rothschild.

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Our Wineries

After a long family association with Château Lafite and Château Mouton Rothschild, Waddesdon began marketing and allocating wines from the families’ estates in 1992; initially to visitors to the property. Today Waddesdon Wine represents wines from all three branches of the Rothschild family as well as a small number of carefully selected prestigious wineries from regions where the Rothschilds do not have a presence. The Rothschilds have been producing wine at Mouton since 1853; at Lafite since 1868 and at Château Clarke since 1973. Along with the esteemed châteaux in Pauillac, the Rothschilds also have estates across Bordeaux including Pomerol, Médoc and Sauternes. Further afield in France they have wineries in Limoux and Corbières, as well as a Champagne house. Globally, wines are made by the Rothschilds in Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Napa and China. Our wineries have a commitment to regenerative and sustainable farming, and are predominantly family owned.

Our Wineries
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“I have discovered the wine of Château Lafite to be a delicious, generous cordial, comparable to the ambrosia of the Gods of Olympus” Maréchal de Richelieu (1755)

Meet the Team

Chris Campbell - CEO

Chris co-founded Waddesdon Wine to bring together the châteaux wines from Baron Philippe de Rothschild (Mouton, Clerc Milon and d’Armailhac), the entire portfolio from Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite and the wines from Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Waddesdon Wine is the only place to secure all the Rothschild wines directly from the châteaux cellars.  Today, as well as being CEO and leading the rest of the team, Chris works with a number of leading international families across media, finance, sport, film and music.  

Helen Miller - Commercial Director

Helen heads up our Sales and Marketing Divisions and is our national off-trade specialist, with 15 years’ experience working with luxury and premium national accounts. She works closely with Waddesdon Wine’s carefully selected grocery, merchant, and specialist retail channels. Helen also manages Waddesdon Wine’s supplier relationships, managing the distribution and UK allocations from Bordeaux, Tuscany, Napa, Australia, and South America.

Georgie Wetton - Commercial Sales Manager

Georgie joined us with a wealth of experience in the on-trade, coming from an operational and buying background.  She previously worked with Longshot Country Inns and Corney & Barrow Bars. Georgie looks after Waddesdon Wine’s South East & Central London accounts and specialises in our luxury and premium specialist retail nationally.

Sarah Harrison - Commercial Marketing Manager

Having spent 15 years at Mitchells & Butlers in marketing and project management roles, Sarah brings an immeasurable amount of knowledge and experience of the on trade and brand marketing to the team. She manages marketing strategy, direct to consumers sales channels and looks after Waddesdon Wine’s National On Trade Accounts.

Lauren Boyes - Commercial Projects Manager

Originally from Northern California and having worked in the wine industry since her early teens, Lauren has great in-depth knowledge of our wines from all three branches of the Rothschild wine group. Holding a double Masters in Wine Business & Marketing from University of Adelaide and a Masters in Marketing & Events, she brings a global perspective and brand marketing insight to the team. As well as our Rothschild estates, Lauren has a real passion for our other agencies, none more so than Penfolds with whom she previously worked at their iconic Magill Estate in Adelaide.

Peter Tompkins - Commercial Account Manager

Peter joined Waddesdon Wine in 2022, having spent 16 years as Wine Advisor for Waddesdon Manor Retail and Events; including hosting dinners, tastings, managing private accounts and buying for both online and retail shops inlcuding developing the Waddesdon Manor Gin and Beer products. Peter has a varied interest in wine, although his heart will always remain in Bordeaux; more precisely Pauillac and Pomerol. Peter completed his WSET diploma in wine & spirits back in 2015 and looks after select trade accounts for Waddesdon Wine along with a varied list of private accounts.

Andy Bartlett - Commercial Logistics Manager

Andy is our Forecasting and Logistics Manager.  Andy has worked in the wine trade for over 26 years, 18 of those at Waddesdon Wine.  Having started his career at a fine wine merchant, Andy is now in charge of shipping every bottle of Rothschild wine, including En Primeur into the UK, and sometimes back out again.  Andy has been lucky enough to have worked 3 harvests and has even collected honey from the beehives on the Chateau Clarke estate!

Jamie Haughton - Management Accountant

Jamie, our Management Accountant joined us in 2022 from a successful background in customer service and retail. Jamie is currently studying for his Professional Diploma in Accounting. 

The Office & Warehouse Teams

Katie Murray & Shaunagh Holden form our vital back office team who work alongside all members of our business to ensure our exquisite wines are delivered to our valued clients as seamlessly as possible.  Katie heads up the office, with 10 years’ service under her belt and Shaunagh specialises in our corporate sales channels.  Headed up by Warehouse Manager Joe, our Warehouse Team are responsible for the management of our stock (Including those precious bottles of Grand Vin!) and the safe delivery and arrival of all orders across all of our business channels, from London 5* Deluxe, major grocers, independant wine merchants, website customers and every single valued client in between.

Steph Rackley - Social Media Manager

With almost 2 decades’ experience in luxury and hospitality, brand consultant Steph is our social media expert; partnering with us to share the story of our business and to help us spread the word about our unique heritage and portfolio of wines. Never without an iPhone in her hand (and occasionally a glass of wine in the other) Steph is constantly creating and capturing our content and sharing it online for the world to see.