Château Cantenac-Brown


  • 3rd Classified Growth of Margaux since 1855
  • An HVE 3 certified property
  • The presence of Château Cantenac Brown has intensified in 2023
  • Release of a new vintage at the beginning of each year
  • In 2023, Château Cantenac Brown was highlighted in the press, an operation repeated annually.
  • Numerous messages and projects announced by the estate throughout the year and many more to come: new winery and vat room, renovation of the castle, 2023 vinification: first harvest in the new facilities, inauguration in April 2024.


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 : Cabernet Sauvignon,  Merlot and 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.

The Team

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