Château Desmirail Visit the Vineyards / Oenotourism in Margaux

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 09:30 am - 12:30 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Opens Friday at 09:30 am

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Médoc and Haut Médoc

Services

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    • Third Grand Cru Classé 1855 of Margaux , Château Desmirail benefits from an exceptional location in the heart of the commune of Margaux-Cantenac, on the edge of the famous “route des Châteaux”.

      Denis Lurton, today at the head of the property, extends the rich heritage of his father Lucien Lurton, while bringing all his care to the development of this Grand Cru.

      The property 's vines extend over around forty hectares, spread over three terroirs, each of which brings its own character to the Château 's wines : Margaux-Cantenac, Soussans and Arsac.

      Château Desmirail is a grape variety suitable for the Médoc terroir : 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, synonymous with structure and longevity, 40% Merlot , which brings its velvety feel, and 10% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot which complete the palette of grape varieties.

      Since the 2018 vintage, the vineyard has been cultivated with respect for the environment according to the principles of sustainable agriculture. The teams work continuously on reflection and adaptation of the methods used to address ecological issues.

      For several decades, the estate has banned all chemical and insecticide weeding, the soil is worked with a plow and the harvest is carried out manually, plot by plot for better respect for the environment.

      Château Desmirail also produces elegant and modern wines that reflect the Margaux style, wines that can be appreciated both young, on the fruit , and after years of aging in their complexity. The wines of Château Desmirail are the result of strict selection and highly privileged breeding : vinification is carried out with modern tools , in wooden and stainless steel vats . The choice of traditional vinification is expressed by a gentle and measured extraction , adapted according to the grape varieties.

      Since 2010, Denis Lurton has opened the pink marble portal to visitors to discover the wine of Château Desmirail and its architectural heritage, composed of the elegant Chartreuse du renovated 18th century, or the Médoc vat room from the 19th century.

      The property now offers various reception programs and thematic visits.

      Since 2019, it has also been possible to enjoy horse - drawn carriage rides pulled by Iris, the estate's favorite mare.

      The Château is the Best of Wine Tourism 2024 winner in the “Architecture and landscapes” category.

      Open 7 days a week from May to October

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Traveller Reviews Château Desmirail

4.7 sur 5 67 reviews

  • Ruben Williams

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ruben Williams on 13/07/2023

    Just picked this place on a whim. and just goes to show you that sometimes the best choices are not planned. Fun winery where the hosts were very unpretentious and really about getting you to try some good wine and see what they have to offer. the Chateau is large and several warehouses we passed though and got a good lay of the land. A solid destination for any wine lover

  • vanessa bronson

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by vanessa bronson on 19/09/2022

    Beautiful chateau. Larger than others that we visited & a very interesting set up of the wine making process. The tour guide spoke good English which helped our learning a lot. The wine was excellent & their Rosé was the first rosé that I truly enjoyed!

  • Red Barker

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Red Barker on 23/08/2022

    Great tasting with Maxime who was very knowledgable, friendly, welcoming and accomodating - Thank you Maxime! I loved learning about the family and Cháteau's history in detail. The wines we tried were incredible. The only bad point was that I didn't have time to take the Tour which Maxime kindly offered! I highly recommend visiting Cháteau Desmirail if you are in the area for a tasting & tour.

Traveller Reviews Château Desmirail

4.5 sur 5 16 reviews

  • "Amélie is a star"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by RichardRJW (Swindon, United Kingdom) on 01/10/2019

    Travelling through south west France, we booked a tour and wine tasting at Chateau Desmirail in the Margaux wine region. Interesting to see Grand Cru wine production but the afternoon was made...

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  • "A lovely tour with the equally lovely Sophie"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Cymru63 (London, United Kingdom) on 17/05/2018

    We were on a golfing weekend and fancied a wine tour, which the hotel fixed up for us. Our guide was Sophie who was very knowledgeable and great fun. We spent about an hour on the tour (in English...

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  • "Wine tour"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by W657DPdavidl (Bishopthorpe, United Kingdom) on 19/08/2017

    Spent a good hour and more on a tour with one of the family members at this chateau. Both educational and interesting, not to mention the wine tasting at the end! Very friendly and knowledgeable all...

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Château Desmirail

Address

28 avenue de la Vème République
33460 Margaux-Cantenac

GPS coordinates

45° 1'43.04"N, 0° 39'15.17"W

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