Chateau Brane Cantenac started out in the early 18th century. In fact, it was the Gorce famliy that named the estate. This happened when the Baron of Brane, also known as “Napoléon of the Vineyards”, purchased the Bordeaux wine chateau in 1833. This was after the baron sold what is now called Mouton Rothschild. At the time of the sale, the wine and estate was called Brane-Mouton.
In 1838, the baron renamed the Bordeaux wine property, Brane-Cantenac. The chateau passed to the Roy famiily who were well esablished in the Margaux appellation as they owned Château d’Issan as well.
Chateau Brane - Cantenac pictures