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Cantenac Brown

Grand Cru Classé en 1855
The Simon Halabi family
John-Lewis Brown acquired this estate in the early 19th century and decided to build a Tudor-style Château there, reminiscent of his Scottish origins.

This building, one of the most unusual in the Médoc, is surrounded by a remarkable English-style grounds. John-Lewis Brown, a famous animal painter and lover of fine wine, organised sumptuous receptions at Château Cantenac- Brown until 1843, when the estate was sold to a banker, Mr. Gromard.

The quality of the wine was acknowledged in the 1855 classification, when Château Cantenac-Brown was included among the third growths.

One hundred fifty years later, the Simon Halabi family has given a new impetus to this estate with a British atmosphere, which they are determined to raise to the very highest level. José Sanfins presently manages Cantenac Brown. He does his utmost to make the most of the magnificent terroir, lavishing the greatest of care on the soil and the vines, with great respect for the environment. This meticulous attention to detail continues into the cellar, where everything possible is done to produce an exceptional wine.

Managing Director and Winemaker
Château Cantenac Brown
( Margaux )
Château Cantenac Brown
+33 (0)5 57 88 81 81
The Château in figures
Area under wine

48 hectares


130,000 bottles


Garonne Gravel

Grape varieties

65 % Cabernet Sauvignon

30 % Merlot

5 % Cabernet franc

Barrel ageing

15 months

New barrels: 60%

Second wine

BriO de Cantenac Brown