The architecture of the Château Cantenac Brown

The architecture of the Château Cantenac Brown

The architecture of the Château Cantenac Brown 1709 2560 Château Cantenac Brown

Chateau Cantenac Brown, Grand Cru Classé from 1855, in Margaux was founded 200 years ago by a Scottish John Lewis Brown. Recognizable by its spectacular Tudor-style chateau, Cantenac Brown is still family owned today and has announced the construction of a new, unique winery made entirely of raw earth.

Château Cantenac Brown stands out, in particular, by its uncommon architecture, recognizable among all. The particular architecture of the Château is one of the characteristics of our heritage. In addition to the originality it provides, this architecture is also one of the reasons why visiting Château Cantenac Brown during your stay in Margaux is an excellent idea. You will discover splendid wines, but you’ll also enjoy a visit of the Château and its park.

What is the Tudor style?

The Tudor style is an architectural style developed in Great Britain during the Tudor era (1485-1603). This style now lives on beyond the borders of the United Kingdom.

One of the characteristics of the Tudor style is the four-center arch. This is a flattened arch form that can be found on many buildings in the Tudor style, of which Cantenac Brown Castle is a striking example.

In addition, Tudor style buildings generally share six characteristics:

  • Half-timbering for decorative purposes only;
  • A steeply pitched roof;
  • Offset crossed gables. In other words, the upper part of the wall is triangular in shape;
  • High but narrow doors and windows;
  • Small bays;
  • Very high chimneys.

Naturally, Château Cantenac Brown combines all these characteristics, making it a reference of this architectural style in Bordeaux and in France. This Tudor-style architecture is one of the characteristics of the estate, anchored in its identity to such an extent that a central place is dedicated to it on the label of Château Cantenac Brown.

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Where does the architecture of Château Cantenac Brown come from?

The Scottish roots of Château Cantenac Brown is one of the sources of the Château’s architecture. Indeed, more than 200 years ago, John Lewis Brown, from a Scottish family, founded the Château after selecting the best terroirs. The construction that followed could not be an exception to the origins of its founder and his family. As a result, the Château was built on the model of those dear to the United Kingdom, and in particular to Scotland; the cradle of the Brown family.

Since then, the architecture of the Castle has remained intact. Its originality and style make Château Cantenac Brown the most remarkable property in the Médoc. In addition, ongoing developments, including the construction of a new raw-earth winery, contribute to the influence of this architecture and the Château in France and around the world.

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A heritage favorable to wine tourism

The architectural heritage of Château Cantenac Brown shines throughout the Médoc. Therefore, during your stay in Bordeaux, you can book a tour of the Château. During this visit, you will be able to discover the wines of Château Cantenac Brown, a Grand Cru Classé from 1855. In addition, you will also be able to discover the Chateau itself and learn all the secrets of Tudor architecture. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to discover the park of the Château in which you will find rare species of sumptuous trees. You just have to book a tour!