Wine’s Grand Dame, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Dies

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild has died aged 80. She halted an acting career to take the reins of the famous wine dynasty in 1988 at the death of her father Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

Known by many as “The Baroness”, she made a lasting impression on a male-dominated wine industry and continued to develop the innovations put in place by her father, including the successful relationship with the Californian winemaker, Robert Mondavi, at Opus One. To read more click here.