About Us

Château Canon Chaigneauhas a long & rich history, with wine first being cultivated on the rich land in Roman times, nearly 2,000 years ago.

More recently, London born wine merchant Romik Arconian, & his partner, Marine Fontana - a trained viticulturalist - have taken over the vineyard. We are supported by our two young children, with a few close friends as investors.

Understanding the importance of that long legacy, we are delighted to have been able to maintain close ties with the previous owners - the Marin family - who have owned & operated the estate since the 60's, and remain shareholders to this day. Indeed, Louis Marin, stayed on as ‘Chef de Culture’; a role he has undertaken for almost 40 years.

We all firmly believe that Canon Chaigneauis one of the most wonderful, complex, fascinating and drinkable wines available on the planet today; with a true, independent heart of Bordeaux, an utterly magical terroir & of course, a legendary winemaker of undisputable talent...

  • A Fabulous Terroir

    Located in the eastern side of the Lalande de Pomerol appellation on the Néac plateau, just to the north of the Pomerol plateau.
    Canon Chaigneau, is lucky enough to have a terroir of clay, limestone & iron deposits; indeed very similar to those great names just to the south

  • A Classic Facility

    We specialise in blending tradition with modernity: from impeccably run vineyards, to top quality concrete vats.

    We are:
    90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet & 5% Pressac
    (More commonly known as Malbec, outside of Bordeaux)

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  • A Legendary Winemaker

    Thierry Garnaud has been in charge of the chai here since 1995, as well as maître de chai at Cheval Blanc from 1988 – 2018.
    His savoir-faire and talent is undisputed; making the wine with the same passion & alchemy that he had at Cheval Blanc, the wines share the same ‘iron fist in velvet glove’ structure & sensuality.

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