Wine-growing at Château LA CARDONNE began in the 17th century, when its gravel and clay-limestone soils in the northern Médoc commune of Blaignan, five miles beyond the St-Estephe appellation, was first planted with vines.
The vineyard is planted with a grape mix of 50 % Merlot, 45 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 5 % Cabernet Franc, and the vines average 30 years of age.
After vinification specially adjusted to suit each varietal, Château LA CARDONNE wines are blended and aged for 12-14 months in french oak barrels, after which they are bottle-aged in the chateau's spectacular underground cellar.
Only when our customers and we agree that a vintage is ready to be enjoyed, do we release the wines, sending them to over 40 countries around the world.
Barrel tasting with a pipette
Tasting Château La Cardonne
Merlot Vines in August
Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes August
Candlelit double magnum La Cardonne 2009
The underground Cathedral
12-16 months Barrel Ageing in French Oak
The Autumn Leaves
State-of-the-Art Stainless Steel Fermentation Vats
Dinner under the stars at Chateau La Cardonne
Magali Guyon - Our Wine Maker ( formerly LYNCH-BAGES )
Our Immacculate Vines
Entrance to the underground Cathedral
View from the Château
Pumping Over the wine during alcoholic fermentation
La Cardonne Signpost
Cabernet Sauvignon Vine - 35 years Old
A thunderstorm hits one of our Neighbours !
Cabernet Savignon Late July
Vineyards in July
Separating grapes and stems before crushing
View on Blaignan Church
Laughter during harvest
The winery and the vineyards