The winery is located in the municipality of Cantenac in the area Margaux
in the Médoc
(Bordeaux). It was founded in 1754 by the native Irishman Jacques Boyd. Later it was divided into two wineries. The English wine merchant and painter James Lewis Brown married into the family and bought in 1806 the entire property. He called the bigger part Château Cantenac Brown
, Brown went bankrupt in 1840, in this context, the property went under the name "Boyd" to a banker. In 1860 the first smaller one was bought by the wine merchant Armand Lalande and operated under the name Château Boyd-Cantenac. After several changes of ownership, it has been owned by the Guillemet family since 1932, who also owns the Château Pouget
belongs. In the Bordeaux Classification
In 1855, the estate received the third place (Troisième Cru Classé). The vineyards cover 16 hectares and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (7%) and Petit Verdot (6%). The extremely long-lived, decades-storable red wine matures for 12 to 24 months in 75% new oak barrels. The second wine is called in tribute to the founder "Jacques Boyd".