Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild, born in 1971, is the grandson of Baron Philippe (1902-1988) and the younger son of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (1933-2014) from her second marriage with the scholar and writer Jean-Pierre de Beaumarchais.
With his brother and sister Philippe and Camille Sereys de Rothschild, he is co-owner of Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Clerc Milon and Château d’Armailhac. He is a core shareholder of the family company Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA and has been Vice-Chairman of its Board of Directors since 2018.
After studying art history, he worked in the Old Master drawings department of Artemis Fine Arts, a famous British gallery. Having gained valuable experience with them, in 2004 he teamed up with two leading art experts to create Salamander Fine Arts, a dealer in high-quality old prints and drawings. Salamander’s clients soon included international collectors and major museums such as the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Increasingly taken up by Mouton and the family company, however, he decided in 2009 to devote the bulk of his time to them while continuing to act as an independent broker.
Amongst his various assignments within the family company, one of the most important was co-authoring with Sandrine Herman Mouton Rothschild: The Museum of Wine in Art, a richly illustrated reference work on one of the major attractions at Mouton, created in 1962 by Baron Philippe and his wife Baroness Pauline.
From the early 2000s and even more so now, he represents the family company at prestigious events in France and around the world. He is also involved in PFV (Primum Familiae Vini), an association of major family-owned wine businesses.
In 2007, Baroness Philippine asked him to join her on the committee in charge of major projects to renovate and refurbish Château Clerc Milon and Château Mouton Rothschild, magnificently brought to completion in 2013.
Since Baroness Philippine’s death in 2014, Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild, with his brother and sister, has sought to perpetuate the same quest for excellence in both Château wines and branded wines, including the famous Mouton Cadet. More specifically, he nurtures and enhances the relationship between wine and art that is such a distinctive feature of Mouton, both at the château itself with the Paintings for the Labels exhibition room and on the bottles. Thus, he now has the responsibility, formerly his mother’s prerogative, of choosing and maintaining relations with the artist commissioned each year to illustrate the label for the legendary Château Mouton Rothschild.