Our Story

Eric J. Rothchild

Eric Jon Rothchild was introduced to the art of winemaking by his grandfather, Nathan Rothchild during the 1960’s. Eric started collecting wines in his late teens, and kept journals of his tasting while attending college. His passion for wine evolved while in medical school. He then attended numerous professional wine tastings and traveled to Europe for further exposure and knowledge to the wine industry. Eric elevated his knowledge of winemaking by enrolling in a 2 year Program in Winemaking at the University of California, Davis. He completed this program and graduated with a Certificate Degree in Winemaking and Viticulture.

Eric has traveled to meet with winemakers from many prestigious chateaus, wineries and vineyards through out France and South America. This exposure has fostered his strong interest to create a fine wine that would rival those that have been made from the great European houses. Eric’s understanding of the intricacies of enology now allow him to create a fine wine worthy of drinking today as well as one to cellar for many years.

The Rothchild family have now established a presence in Rutherford, California, the heart of the Napa Valley wine country. Eric wishes to offer from his family's experience the highest quality Napa Valley wine for others to enjoy.

Next Generation

Eric's three sons, Taylor, Pierce and Grayson have been exposed to the wine industry most of their lives. They were formally introduced to fine wines and taught the nuances of winemaking by their father, Eric Jon Rothchild. Taylor and Pierce have both worked during the summers in Napa Valley since their teens.

Behind the Name

The wine label, Tayson Pierce originates from the combined names of Eric and Susan’s three children Taylor, Grayson and Pierce. This signifies the combined efforts of the Rothchild family to create a very special vintage. In following with our family tradition, we hope that the future generations of Rothchilds will continue to pursue excellence in artisan wine creation.