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Les Carmes Haut-Brion

Groupe Pichet
One of the jewels of the Bordeaux wine country, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion has over 29 hectares of vines. It is in a unique location, an enclave in the city of Bordeaux.

In fact, it is the only estate to have vines in the city proper, and the postal address is: 20, rue des Carmes, 33000 Bordeaux.
Les Carmes Haut Brion is one of the last “urban” vineyards and is a veritable clos, entirely surrounded by walls.

From 1584 to 1789, Les Carmes Haut Brion belonged to the Carmelite religious order. After the French Revolution, the property was acquired by Bordeaux négociants, the Chantecaille family, and then sold in late 2010 to Groupe Pichet, who were seeking to diversify. They have already planned major investments: restructuring the vineyard as well as building a new cellar for fermenting and ageing the wine.

The château was built in the early 19th century and the three hectares of beautiful grounds designed by the landscape artist Fischer date from the same period. Château Les Carmes Haut Brion is a haven of peace and tranquillity in the historic heart of the Bordeaux wine country. It has an astonishingly warm microclimate that protects the vines from spring frosts and is conducive to early ripening.

Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
( Pessac-Léognan )
Managing Director
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
( Pessac-Léognan )
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
20 rue des Carmes
+33 (0)5 56 93 23 40
The Château in figures
Area under wine

29 hectares


40,000 bottles


Gravel from the Mindel glaciation on a limestone platform

Grape varieties

41 % Cabernet franc

39 % Merlot

20 % Cabernet Sauvignon

Barrel ageing

18-24 months

New barrels 60%

Second wine

Le C des Carmes Haut-Brion