1855 Grand Cru Classe – 3rd Growth, Margaux.
Chateau Kirwan takes its name from Irish businessman Mark Kirwan who received the estate in dowry through marriage with the land owner’s daughter in late 18th.
Kirwan combined the land with other nearby vineyards and the property became “Kirwan”.
Thomas Jefferson mention unique qualities of “Quirouen” in his book Jefferson on Wine and placed it on the Second Classified Growth level.
The Godard family purchased the chateau around 1870. Camille Godard, then mayor of Bordeaux, expanded the vineyards, designed beautiful gardens with fish pond and rose arbour.
In 1925, the Schÿler family, owners of the oldest Bordeaux wine trading house, bought the chateau. The family has owned it since and the new generation made significant investments.
Chateau Kirwan had undergone major renovation in the past decade. A new vat room featuring 37 tulip-shaped concrete vats was introduced.
Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Weekends by reservation only.
Languages: French, English, German, Spanish.
The chateau offers a very rich menu of visits and tasting, wine and food pairings and masterclasses including culinary workshops.
You can also explore the chateau using an interactive program on an IPad.
Chateau Kirwan, Grand Cru Classe
Charmes de Kirwan, AOC Margaux
47% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc
8% Petit Verdot
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Yes, it is possible to visit Bordeaux wineries from Paris in one day. You can take an early high-speed train or plane, then rent a car at the train station or at the airport or hop on a wine tour.