(by Edmond de Rothschild) - Overview
Château Clarke takes its name from the Irish family who bought this estate in 1771. After more than
two centuries of wine growing tradition and successive owners, the property was purchased by
Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1973. The vineyard was completely restructured and massive
investments were undertaken in order to renovate buildings and improve wine making and storage
facilities. With a passion for excellence and the best things in life, the Baron made Clarke a
benchmark for the whole region.
About Edmond de Rothschild
The passion for wine that runs in the French branch of the Rothschild family was born in 1868 when
James de Rothschild purchased Château Lafite. After more than a century of family history tied to
the world of wine, Baron Edmond de Rothschild (great-grandson of James) took the adventure
further in 1973 by acquiring two Cru Bourgeois wines in Listrac and Moulis-en-Médoc: Château
Clarke and Château Malmaison. He then founded the Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de
Rothschild, and has taken the business worldwide.