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Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Henri Lurton
Founded in the 18th century (when it was known as “Gorce”) and considered one of the best second growths at the time of the 1855 Médoc classification, this estate is located on one of the finest gravelly hillocks in Cantenac. Indeed, Brane-Cantenac was often sold at first growth prices!

The estate was acquired in 1833 by Baron de Brane, known as “Napoleon of the Vines,” who renamed it Brane-Cantenac. In 1925, Léonce Récapet, owner of Château Margaux, purchased the property. His grandson, Lucien Lurton, took over the reins in 1956. In 1992, Lucien’s son Henri, oenologist and ampelographer, followed in his father’s footsteps after having gained experience in South Africa and Chile.

From the moment he arrived, Henri Lurton has done his utmost to make this great Margaux reflect the brilliance and complexity of its outstanding terroir year in and year out, always seeking a balance between vintage character and the wine’s intrinsic elegance. Brane-Cantenac now has a state-of-the-art cellar with sophisticated equipment such as a new optical sorting system, and its owner is totally dedicated to producing the best possible wines!

Château Brane-Cantenac
( Margaux )
Château Brane-Cantenac
Route de Brane
Margaux Cantenac
+33 (0)5 57 88 83 33
The Château in figures
Area under wine

70 hectares


150,000 bottles


Terraces of deep gravel from the Quaternary and Tertiairy periods

Grape varieties

55 % Cabernet Sauvignon

40 % Merlot

4 % Cabernet franc

1 % Carmenère

Barrel ageing

18 months

New barrels: 70%

Second wine

Baron de Brane