Château Carignan has a very long history: the Lord's domain of Carignan first appeared on registers in the 11th Century and was built on a Roman villa site. It was a gift from King Charles VII of France. Poton de Xaintrailles, a companion in arms of Joan of Arc, built the castle in 1452. The estate is now the property of Andy Lench since the end of 2007.
The estate lies over 150ha, 65ha are planted with vines. The vines lie on south facing clayey-limestone hillsides covered with stony gravel. 30% of the vineyard is over 40 years old. Grape varieties are 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Château Carignan offers great deal of wines with excellent value and quality. It is consulted by oenologist Mr. Louis Mitjaville since 1998.
It is located at Carignan de Bordeaux, 10km to the east of Bordeaux. The dominant grape variety is Merlot, which offers supple, well-rounded and highly fruity wines. The Premières Côtes de Bordeaux AOC was defined in 1937 as an area of 3,400ha over 37 communes on the right bank of the river Garonne, forming a narrow strip of vineyards 60km long and 5km wide from the north of Bordeaux to Langon.