The lush and storied wineries of Lafite Rothschild will be the subject of a new original documentary from Somm TV, the streaming service dedicated to wine, food, travel and hospitality.
“Verticals: Lafite Rothschild” will premiere on June 18, and mark the first time cameras have been invited to capture the properties owned by the famous family, whose banking endeavors and fine wines are the stuff of history.
The story of Lafite Rothschild brand will be told by Baron and Saskia Rothschild through vintages that encompass war, triumphs, hard work and the human condition in a bottle of wine.
“The Somm TV team have always shown great talent in telling the stories of vineyards and individuals around the world and we are honored that they visited us in Pauillac to tell the story of Lafite,” said Saskia de Rothschild.
Jason Wise is directing as well as producing alongside Nadine Nettmann, Christina Wise and Eric Esrailian. Jackson Myers, Diane Carpenter and David Carpenter are executive producers. Subjects will include Baron Éric de Rothschild, Saskia de Rothschild, Julien Fayard, DLynn Proctor, Steven Spurrier, Shakera Jones and Keli White.
Baron James de Rothschild purchased the Chateau Lafite estate in 1868 and began producing wine immediately. It was the highest priced wine in its year and remained a record for the century. Today, the vineyard produces two selective bottles of wine — Château Lafite Rothschild and Carruades de Lafite.
“The story of Lafite Rothschild is not only about one of the best wines in the world, it is the story of modern Europe through the eyes of one of the most storied families in France,” Wise said. “It is the honor of a lifetime to bring this film to Somm TV for all to enjoy a rare glimpse into this incredible domain.”