Château Kirwan is an 86-acre, Third Growth estate in Margaux. The estate traces its history to the 18th century, when John Collingwood, an Englishman, set up one of the region’s first negociants. An Irish merchant named Mark Kirwan married into the family and ended up inheriting the estate. The estate is today owned by the Schyler family. Its vineyards are planted to 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. Around 100,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine is Les Charmes de Kirwan.
Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.