The Estate was built in 1584, when Jean de Pontac, owner of the Haut-Brion house and vineyards, granted to the religious of the Grand Carmes region, the northern part of the property near the Peugue, a small tributary of the Garonne. There is then a mill and vines which were kept until the Revolution and even added vines from Haut-Brion. The monks will produce one of the most famous wines there and take the name of "Carmes Haut-Brion".
Sold as State property and bought by Léon Collin from the Chantecaille-Furt family in the 19th century, where he built a magnificent castle. The Château des Carmes Haut-Brion covers an area of 10 hectares. The history of this historic manor dates back to the 16th century, this unique and secular place is the cradle of the territory conducive to the creation of a Great Wine of Pessac-Léognan. The castle uses traditional methods using so-called reasonable viticulture methods while respecting the terroir when making the wine. An atypical grape variety composed of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, reflecting the unique character of the cellar. Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, symbolizes a perfect balance between richness and voluptuousness of Merlot, grandeur and subtlety of Cabernet Franc, power and depth of Cabernet Sauvignon. Designed by Philippe Starck and Luc Arsène-Henry to shape the vintages in the best conditions.