Vieux Château Certan

«Vieux Château Certan is the result of a very special eco-system in which the soil, the vines and the climate blend harmoniously together to produce exceptional wine.»

By Alexandre Thienpont


  • Exceptionnal terroir of Pomerol
  • Know-how of Thienpont Family
  • Neighbor of prestigious Chateaux Pétrus, Conseillante et L’Evangile
  • One of the oldest estates of the appellation
  • Excellent scores each years

The history of Vieux Chateau Certan brings back to the 16th century with the family Demay, coming from Scotland. However, it is only in 1858 that the estate is renovated and designed as we know it today, thanks to Charles de Bousquet. In 1924, Georges Thienpont, a wine merchant, purchased the estate. Even today, the Thienpont Family still owns Vieux Chateau Certan.

The vineyard of Vieux Château Certan extends over 14 hectares on a single bloc, divided into 23 parcels managed independently. The soils are composed of a clay part and a clay-limestone part. The grape variety is 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Francs and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Great attention is paid to each stage of the vinification by the Château’s teams in order to preserve and favor the maturity of the grapes.

At the tasting, Vieux Château Certan offers a deep and brilliant colour, as well as the richness and subtlety of the aromas. It’s an inimitable style.

Their Team

Owners : Famille THIENPONT

General Director : Alexandre THIENPONT