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Baron Benjamin de Rothschild
Château Clarke is named after an Irish family who acquired the estate in the 18th century. Clarke was purchased by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1973 and entirely renovated.

The vineyard currently consists of fifty-five hectares of claylimestone rises ideally suited to Merlot, which is by far the most widely-planted variety (a fairly rare situation in the Médoc).

Methods such as hand picking into small crates, meticulous sorting in the cellar, and the use of gravity flow are perfectly adapted to recently-constructed winemaking facilities and an unfailing emphasis on quality.

The magnificent 4-hectare gardens surrounding Château Clarke feature an amazingly diverse selection of plants and trees which are looked after with the same care and attention as the vines and wine.

Since 1997, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and his wife, Ariane, have been in charge of the estate, helping to motivate a dynamic winemaking team with their quest for excellence in keeping with the vision of the late Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

Technical Director
Château Clarke
( Listrac-Médoc )
Château Clarke
+33 (0)5 56 58 38 00
The Château in figures
Area under wine

55 hectares


230,000 bottles



Grape varieties

70 % Merlot

30 % Cabernet Sauvignon

Barrel ageing

16 months

New barrels: 70%

Second wine

Les Granges des Domaines Edmond de Rothschild