Château Clarke takes its name from the Irish family who bought this large estate in 1771. After more than two centuries of winegrowing tradition and successive owners, the property was purchased by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1973. A wine lover like many other members of his illustrious family, Edmond de Rothschild dreamed of owning an intimate, unassuming vineyard that he would turn into his masterpiece. With a strong passion for the art of living and the pursuit of excellence, he made Château Clarke the hallmark of his brand.The vineyard was completely restructured, and massive investments were undertaken in order to renovate buildings and improve winemaking and storage facilities. Today, the vineyard covers 55 ha of limestone and clay, an ideal terroir to express Merlot, the predominant grape variety (70 % Merlot, 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon), a rarity in the Médoc region, more traditionally known for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon. The nearby Atlantic Ocean gives the terroir a freshness that is reflected in the aromatic brilliance of the wine. Château Clarke thus possesses a deeply distinctive Médoc character. With a passion for excellence and the best things in life, the Baron has made Château Clarke a benchmark for the whole region.