Vieux Château Certan is an estate in the commune of Pomerol. One of the oldest estates in Pomerol, it was established at the beginning of the 16th century when the Demay family arrived from Scotland to settle there. The original château was built in 1770 by Demay de Certan. The current château was built in 1858 by Charles de Bousquet. In 1924, Georges Thienpont, a Flemish wine merchant, purchased the property. Today it is owned by Alexandre Thienpont. Thienpont is committed to low-intervention winemaking, doing as little as possible to intervene in the natural expression of the fruit in the wine.
The 14 hectares of vines planted in a single block. with 23 plots, each individually managed according to soil type, grape variety planted, and age of vines. The Merlot (70%) is planted on clay soils, Cabernet Franc (25%) on gravel-clay plots and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) on mainly gravel soils. The average vine age is 50 years.