Waddesdon's Wine Cellars celebrate the family's famous wine-making tradition.
The cellars were created during Waddesdon’s Centenary restoration and opened in 1994 with a visit by Her Majesty The Queen. More than 10,000 bottles of wine, are stored in the vaults, documenting over 150 years of the Rothschild family’s ownership of two of the most famous Bordeaux vineyards: Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rothschild.
We have a growing collection of wine-related works of art on display including designs for Château Mouton Rothschild's bottle labels, created by leading artists following a tradition established in 1945. You can see the signatures of guests at significant dinners on the bottles displayed in the central room - including one marking the celebration of the 40th anniversary of HM the Queen's accession to the throne, held at Spencer House.
The Wine Cellars also play host to our wine-tasting events and there is a daily talk with a guide at 2pm. A short film on the making of the famous wines is shown throughout the day in the Cellars.
Please note: the Wine Cellars can be viewed as part of the General Gardens Admission, and their opening hours are 12noon-4pm weekdays and 11am-4pm weekends and Bank Holidays.