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 the late 18th.
Kirwan combined the land with other nearby vineyards and the property became “Kirwan”.
Thomas Jefferson mentions the 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 a 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 a major renovation in the past decade. A new vat room featuring 37 tulip-shaped concrete vats was introduced.
A beautiful 2-hectare park surrounds the chateau.
Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Weekends by reservation only.
All events are private and by prior reservation.
Languages: French, English, German, Spanish and Russian.
The chateau offers the widest menu of visits and tastings in the Medoc, including wine and food pairings, and masterclasses including culinary workshops such as chocolate-making and macaroons workshop.
You can also explore the chateau using an interactive program on an iPad.
From May to October, the chateau offers picnics, brunches, and gourmet aperitifs by prior reservation. Picnics and brunches are for groups of 6 or more people
Chateau Kirwan, Grand Cru Classe
Charmes de Kirwan, AOC Margaux
47% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc
8% Petit Verdot