Baron Philippe de Rothschild

November 22

November 22, 1847: The settler ship John Wickliffe departs from London for New Zealand. Its arrival is considered the founding day of the Otago region. Central Otago in particular has become an area famed […]

September 6

September 6, 1940: Baron Philippe de Rothschild, professional racer and one of the world's most prolific wine producers and grape growers, had his French citizenship revoked for attempting to escape France without permission from […]

September 28

September 28, 1924: Jean "Johnny" Frederic Hugel was born in Riquewihr, in the Alsace region of France. Hugel would come to be the central pioneer of the 20th century Alsatian wine industry. After World […]


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