Mouton Cadet is a love story between fine Bordeaux wines and the Rothschild family that goes back over 80 years. In 1924, when he was only 22, Baron Philippe de Rothschild took the helm of Château Mouton Rothschild, and brought aninnovative cast of mind to the business. In 1930 Baron Philippe had the idea of creating a younger brother for Mouton Rothschild, using grapes grown on the same terroir. As the younger son (cadet) in his own family, he named the wine Mouton Cadet, and the brand was born.
In order to ensure constant quality, Mouton Cadet had to be sourced from neighboring vineyards in Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe where the same strict selection is applied. As its reputation grew, Mouton Cadet continued to seek the best grapes, extending its supply source to other Bordeaux vineyards.
Thanks to the richness of its terroirs, Mouton Cadet became the first branded wine in the world to be awarded the AOC Bordeaux distinction. Mouton Cadet’s reputation has spread steadily since the Second World War, consolidating its fame and prestige.
Sold in 150 countries around the world, Mouton Cadet has been associated since its creation with exclusive and prestigious events, including the Cannes International Film Festival, where it has been Official Supplier since 1992. Mouton Cadet is now involved in golf as Official Supplier to the European Tour and to The Ryder Cup as well as in sailing since 2016 with the 35th America’s Cup.