Château les Carmes Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan - Wine - Winegrower - winemaker


The Carmes Haut-Brion estate goes back to the 16th century and has remained remarkably stable over the years.

In 1584, Jean de Pontac, the lord of Haut-Brion, donated a large mill with surrounding meadows and vines to the Carmelite Order. This haven of peace and garden of plenty also had an unlimited supply of pure water thanks to a spring feeding a fountain called d’Eubrion.

The Carmelites remained the sole owners of the estate for over two centuries, which gradually acquired the name of « Carmes Haut-Brion » over the years. They also expanded their land holding to other parts of the Haut-Brion vineyard.

Taken over by the state during the French Revolution, Les Carmes Haut-Brion was sold in 1840 to Léon Colin, a Bordeaux wine merchant and ancestor of the Chantecailles. The Chantecaille-Furt family owned and managed the estate for generations, until quite recently.

In 2010 when it was purchased by Patrice Pichet founder of the Pichet real estate group, the property at this time consisted of 5 hectares of vines as well as beautiful grounds designed by landscape artist Louis-Bernard Fischer in the 19th century.

Encircled by the city of Bordeaux, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a jewel of an estate with an outstanding terroir that is managed with the greatest of care and attention. Furthermore, major investments have been made in the vineyard, cellars, winemaking facilities and work force.

This is all part of ambitious plans to realize the full potential of one of the most beautiful estates in the Pessac-Léognan appellation.

Services & equipments, comfort

  • Selling property

Key information

Open days

  • From 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020
  • Access

    • Public transport : Tram B / Arrêt François Mitterand at 0,5 km
  • Languages

    • Français
    • Anglais
  • Labels & brands

    • Best of Gold
    • Year2019
    • Architecture and landscapes
    • Vignobles et Chais en Bordelais
    • Vignobles et découvertes


  • Tour languages : French, English

Individual visit conditions :

  • Guided tour by appointment only


Tasting tour from 26.00€
Tasting tour from 35.00€
Tasting tour from 750.00€

Contact details

20 rue des Carmes

+33 5 56 93 23 40


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