A very happy 23,300 Euro win for a special charity created by Henri Lurton, owner of the 2nd Growth Brane-Cantenac. Well known for his “Brane Seen Through the Eyes and Lens of …” art exhibition series, Mr. Lurton wondered what to do with the works once the exhibition was finished.
“Many guests expressed a desire to purchase the works of Eric Boissenot,” Henri Lurton explained, “yet we decided to auction them off on June 17, during VinExpo, to raise money for Solidair, a charity organization founded by pilot/physician Dr. Philippe Chastan, who flies to Africa on a regular basis, distributing surgical supplies for operating and resuscitation rooms. By flying directly into the poorest, neediest villages, Dr. Chastan can avoid the precious cargo being stolen or re-rerouted. Though pharmaceutical companies and hospitals donate medicine to his cause, the financing of these expeditions is entirely up to him. This is why we’ve chosen to give Dr. Chastan all the money from Eric Boissenot’s auction to help him increase his well-targeted actions and reach new destinations, such as Romania or Albania.”
A win-win situation all around!
About Chateau Brane-Cantenac
Château Brane-Cantenac is a Margaux second classified growth and has belonged to Henri Lurton since 1992. Enjoying an impeccable reputation, its vineyard covers 75 hectares (185 acres) divided up into several plots, the largest of which is the finest deep-gravel mound in the appellation. At Brane, Henri Lurton has taken from tradition all that is alive, and has selected among modern techniques those which are suited to a natural and gentle handling of the grapes. His aim is to make the best possible wine each year, bringing out the great terroir in which it is produced. Château Brane-Cantenac also produces a second wine of very high quality, Baron de Brane, and Château Notton.