CHÂTEAU LES CARMES HAUT-BRION WAS BOUGHT IN 2010 BY PATRICE PICHET, WITH THE AIM OF MAKING THIS UNIQUE 10-HECTARE PROPERTY A JEWEL IN THE HEART OF THE CITY OF BORDEAUX.
It was necessary to provide Château les Carmes Haut-Brion with new equipment to receive and shape the future vintages in the best conditions, and therefore live up to the qualitative goals of this prestigious vineyard of Pessac Léognan.
Patrick Pichet, who has headed up the first single-family real estate group in France (since its creation), is a great lover of wine as well as design and architecture. That’s why he naturally called on two outstanding names: the famous creator Philippe Starck and the architect Luc Arsène-Henry.
They have been entrusted with the design and implementation of an architectural building which include a new vat house, a barrel cellar and reception rooms. The works, which started in January 2014, were completed for the 2015 harvest, so that this vintage can fully benefit from the new facilities. The main entrance of Château les Carmes Haut-Brion has then been redesigned in order to open the propriety on the city.
This unique architectural work anchors in the 21st century the history of Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, the only château in the heart of Bordeaux, situated 20 rue des Carmes.