At the beginning of the 19th century, John-Lewis Brown (1769-1851), bought a vineyard and designed in the village of Cantenac, a traditional Tudor style château, reminding him of his Scottish origins. His name is forever linked to the Grand Cru Classé. His grandson, John-Lewis Brown (1829-1890) esteemed animal painter and “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”, spent time there during his childhood.
In 1843, Mr. Gromard, banker, took over the estate. After the 1855 Grand Cru Classification, Louis Armand Lalande (1820-1894), Bordeaux winemerchant and owner of several estates in Médoc, extended the building. Surrounded by a remarkable British style park, Château Cantenac Brown is since then among the most original in Médoc.
by José Sanfins
End of 2019, the Le Lous family takes the helm of this gem from Margaux appellation
…and pursues the excellent job done by its predecessor.
José Sanfins still leads this new project and adds value to this magnificent terroir, with great respect for the soil, the vine and its environment. Carried by new investments, this ambition takes place in each step of the winemaking process, making years after years, one of the best Margaux wines.