Château Canon is a Premier Cru Classé (B) estate in Saint Émilion. It is located in a prime position on the top of the Saint Émilion limestone plateau overlooking the village itself. In 1760 is was acquired by a real pirate called Jacques Kanon. And soon afterwards Canon became established as a leading wine-producing estate. The key event in its modern history came in 1996 when Canon was acquired by Alain Wertheimer and Gerard Wertheimer, owners of the famous luxury goods manufacturer Chanel. The brothers financed a huge modernisation and investment programme, which is directly responsible for the string of fabulous recent vintages. The 34 ha is planted with 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Visitors to Chateau Canon can explore an amazing series of caves directly beneath the vines!