Château Cantenac-Brown


  • 3rd Classified Growth of Margaux since 1855
  • The vineyard is managed with respect for the environment, notably with a new zero-carbon cellar project made of raw earth.
  • José Sanfins, manager of the property, always brings wines full of charm and elegance, representative of this beautiful appellation
  • An HVE 3 certified property
  • A precise and fleshy wine, which associates density and length in mouth with a tension in final


The history of Château Cantenac Brown dates back to the early nineteenth century when John Lewis Brown, a Scottish-born animal painter, bought the vineyard. He thought about a castle of the English Renaissance style (Tudor) and orders its construction. Lover of good wines and big parties, he organizes his famous luxury parties. He sold it in 1843 to a banker named Gromard. The latter is at the head of the estate in 1855, when the property is classified Third Grand Cru. In 2019, the Le Lous family acquired the property and wishes to continue to develop the activity of this superb property.
The estate also produces a second wine : Brio de Cantenac Brown.

Terroir & Vinification

The vineyard is  composed of 60 hectares on a soil of graves, typical of the left bank. The grapes you can find on the property are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Also, the average age of the vines is 35 years old. The management of the vineyard is more respectful of the environment as the years go by: the sustainable viticulture is obvious for the domain. The vine is handled with care throughout the year and yields are perfectly controlled. Then, the fertilizations are balanced and moderate according to the needs of the plant and only of green origins.


When tasted, Château Cantenac Brown offers a balanced aromatic richness and great refinement, in the pure style of the wines of Margaux. The signature of the château can be summed up in two words: flesh and tension.

Their Team

  • Owner : Tristan LE LOUS
  • Director : José SANFINS
  • Œnologist : Éric BOISSENOT