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Cantenac Brown

Grand Cru Classé en 1855
The Le Lous family
In the early 19th century, John-Lewis Brown bought the estate and decided to build a Chateau characterized by a Tudors style which reminded him his Scottish roots.

This building, one of the most unusual in the Médoc, is surrounded by a remarkable English-style grounds. John-Lewis Brown, a famous naturalist painter and lover of fine wine, organized 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. Since 2019, the French Le Lous family runs the estate. Very involved, she drives a new impetus for the Château thanks to the close collaboration between Tristan Le Lous and José Sanfins (Director and Winemaker). They make the choice of an audacious and contemporary development in harmony with the history of the Château.

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

63 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