Built in the 17th century, Château Loudenne is one of the oldest Crus Bourgeois properties.
Its history is inextricably linked with the British wine trade. Château Loudenne changed hands sereval times until 1875, when it was sold to the British Gilbey brothers. The Gilbeys were influential wine and spirit merchants in London and producers of the gin of the same name. The wines of Loudenne prospered in the British trade and even survived two world wars.
In 2022, French businessman Christophe Gouache acquired the storied estate. With a renewed focus on sustainability in the vineyard and plans to elevate the property's hospitality program, a new chapter awaits Château Loudenne!
Geographically the Château is located on the last major gravel bank of the Haut Médoc with slopes that the lead down to the river's edge. The close proximity to the river played out in the Château’s history as it was a major port for which all of the famous Bordeaux were shipped from before heading out to the Atlantic Ocean.
While this area is known to have a cooler climate than the rest of the Médoc, the river tends to act as a mirror and reflects the warm sun onto the vineyards.