The chateau is also renowned for its art
Situated in a former barrel hall, the stunning Museum of Wine in Art at Mouton Rothschild boasts one of the world’s finest collections of wine-related treasures. The collection includes exceptionally rare items of 17c German gold and silverware, mediaeval tapestries, paintings, ivories, porcelain and glassware and jugs, cups and goblets from the troves of the kings of Naples. Booking essential.
A separate gallery was opened in 2013 to house a permanent exhibition of Mouton Rothschild labels. Each vintage has its own unique label. The first label Baron Philippe commissioned was in 1924, by the designer Jean Carlu, to celebrate the chateau’s move to estate-bottling followed by a label in 1945, to celebrate the end of the war with the famous V for Victory label by Philippe Jullian. Artists have included Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Dali and Prince Charles. The artists are paid with 10 cases of Mouton Rothschild (five from the year of their label, plus five of different vintages). Booking essential.