The Rothschild Foundation is sad to announce the death of its Chairman, Lord Rothschild, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cultural leader, who made a profound difference to many areas of British life.

He led, amongst other institutions, the National Gallery, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the family’s flagship, Waddesdon Manor. He supported many causes, some close to his home in Buckinghamshire, others as far afield as Israel, Albania, Greece and the United States. He was committed to helping communities, the environment, education and above all, the arts. His exemplary service to his country was recognised on several occasions, with a GBE, a CVO and as a member of the Order of Merit.

Jacob Rothschild was an extraordinary person, and his loss will be felt by many. The family is committed to continuing his legacy and the foundation which he loved and endowed. His daughter Hannah assumes the role of Chair of the Rothschild Foundation.

We will all be inspired by his vision, ambition, and his commitment to excellence.

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Wine at Waddesdon

A perfect destination for lovers of wine. See one of the largest collections of Château Lafite Rothschild wines outside France. Visit the atmospheric cellars. Taste Rothschild wines and guest wines in the shop. Marvel at wine inspired works of art. Enjoy fine food and wine events held throughout the year.


Waddesdon's wine story

Waddesdon has a strong connection to wine that may be unfamiliar. Discover the history and learn wine terminology.


Fine food and wine events

From wine tastings in the cellars to producer dinners, find out more about food and wine events at Waddesdon.

The story of wine at Waddesdon

Wine is an important part of the Rothschild story at Waddesdon. From the purchase of Château Mouton Rothschild by Baron Nathaniel in 1853 to family collections now in the cellar, the family name has been synonymous with some of the greatest wines in the world. Today you’ll find a carefully curated offer of Rothschild wines online with tasting notes and gift box recommendations.


Discover more about the Rothschild wine estates and what makes them so special. With a history dating back over 150 years, Rothschild wines are known as some of the finest and most exclusive wines in the world.

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