Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 10-119th December, 2012 by Lucy Shaw
4. BARONESS PHILIPPINE DE ROTHSCHILD
Baroness Philippine acted under the stage name Philippine Pascale while living in Paris as a young woman. These days, at Domaines Barons de Rothschild, she oversees an impressive portfolio including first growth Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Clerc Milon, Château d’Armailhac, Mouton Cadet, top-end Californian winery Opus One and Viña Almaviva in Chile.
The majority of her time is spent looking after Mouton Rothschild, where a lifelong interest in art has led her to commission of some of the world’s greatest masters to design the Mouton label each year, including the likes of Picasso, Dalí, Warhol, Chagall and Miró, and more recently Lucien Freud and Anish Kapoor.
Along with her cousin Baron Eric de Rothschild, who looks after Château Lafite, she has collaborated on a venture in Champagne with Champagne Barons de Rothschild, further strengthening the family’s luxury credentials.