Château Desmirail

Château Desmirail is a 3rd growth classified in 1855, located in Margaux-Cantenac, in the prestigious Margaux appellation.

About the winery
Château Desmirail's remarkable winery buildings from the end of the XIXth century, reflects various architectural styles through its three vat rooms. First of all, a very typical (and almost unique nowadays) ”Médocain” vat room of the XIXth century, which operated by gravity; you will see an exceptional roof structure in the shape of an upside-down boat hull and cast iron pillars (emblematic of the industrial era). Then, a modern stainless steel vat room, fitted out in the 90's, with vats of various capacities to enable vinification on a plot-by-plot basis. At last, the newest vat room built in 2010, consists of oak vats, used mainly for the vinification of the older plots. The property also has three barrel cellars, displaying a combination of traditional architecture and modern features.

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Opening Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 12:30Tuesday: 09:30 - 12:30Wednesday: 09:30 - 12:30Thursday: 09:30 - 12:30Friday: 09:30 - 12:30Saturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 12:30Tuesday: 09:30 - 12:30Wednesday: 09:30 - 12:30Thursday: 09:30 - 12:30Friday: 09:30 - 12:30Saturday: 09:30 - 12:30Sunday: 09:30 - 12:30
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
English, French
Children friendly
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Wines produced
Château Desmirail, Initial de Desmirail, Haut Médoc by Desmirail, Rosé Desmirail
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
History & Geography
Created in 1741, when Jean-Baptiste Desmirail gave his name to the vineyard he received as a dowry when he married Marguerite Rauzan du Ribail, Château Desmirail remained in the Desmirail family until 1854, when it was bought by the former manager of Château Margaux. Classified 3rd growth in 1855, Château Desmirail then belonged to different owners such as a Berliner banker, and an industrialist from the North of France. Following the economic crisis of 1929 and difficult vintages, he had to sell it to Château Palmer. It belongs to the Lurton family since 1980 and Denis Lurton, the current owner since 1992, produces a typical wine of Margaux, made of delicacy and roundness. The Desmirail vineyard covers some forty hectares situated in the terroir of three villages: Margaux-Cantenac, Arsac and Soussans. 35 ha of vines are planted in the Margaux appellation and 3,5 ha in the Haut-Médoc appellation. Here, on the banks of the Gironde, the gravel plateau provides optimal natural drainage.
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