The estate is located in the municipality of Cantenac Margaux
in the Médoc
(Bordeaux). The origin goes back to a noble estate Lasalle in the 17th century. At the beginning of the 18th century it was bought by the British wine merchant John Collingwood, whose daughter married the Irish Mark Kirwan, who gave the estate its current name in 1775. On the occasion of a visit to Bordeaux, the later US President visited Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826) Château Kirwan and classified it in the "second category". In the Bordeaux Classification
In 1855 the estate received third place (Troisième Cru Classé).
After several changes of ownership it was bought by the Schröder and Schÿler company in 1925, the Schÿler family still owns shares. Didier Cuvelier took over the management in 1979. In the 1990s, the well-known oenologist Michel Rolland
(* 1947) support provided. In this context, extensive investments were made in the basement technology. The vineyards cover 35 hectares of vines with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Petit Verdot (10%). The extremely long-lived red wine is aged for 18 to 24 months in one-third new barriques. The second wine is called "Les Charmes de Kirwan".