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Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Patrick Maroteaux
Jean-Baptiste Braneyre, the first person to own the estate in 1680, was well aware of the superb winegrowing potential of the gravelly soil located a stone’s throw from the Gironde estuary. The 1855 classification was later to confirm the quality of our terroir.

Branaire-Ducru and its prestigious neighbours form a group of châteaux that are famous the world over for their excellent wines.

In 1988, our family group asked me to write a new page in the history of this great growth. We defined the spirit in which we wanted to do this from the very first: to make quality an absolute priority and to do everything possible to express Branaire-Ducru’s intrinsic personality and complexity. `Composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, our wines express their character year in, year out with great regularity, displaying an enormous amount of fruit, freshness, and subtlety. The winemaking team is fully devoted to highlighting these characteristics in every vintage, and Branaire-Ducru is invariably an elegant wine and a quintessential Saint-Julien.

We are delighted whenever we think about the pleasure and emotions Branaire-Ducru provides to wine enthusiasts around the world.

Château Branaire-Ducru
( Saint-Julien )
Château Branaire-Ducru
( Saint-Julien )
Château Branaire-Ducru
1 chemin du Bourdieu
+33 (0)5 56 59 25 86
How to pronouce Château Branaire-Ducru ?
The Château in figures
Area under wine

60 hectares

Grape varieties

70 % Cabernet Sauvignon

22 % Merlot

5 % Cabernet franc

3 % Petit Verdot

Brrel ageing

18 months 

New barrels: 60%


Deep gravel from the Quaternary Period overlaying clay soil

Second wine

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru