Chateau Mouton Rothschild dates back to the 1730's. In 1853 Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought the vineyard of Mouton in the Medoc and it was re-named Mouton Rothschild. It was classified as a second growth wine until 1973 when it was promoted to first growth status. The wines stand out from other Bordeaux wines as for each vintage, a well-known artist is commissioned to design a new label, making the wine very collectable. The vineyards total 75 hectares producing around 25,000 cases with plantings of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.