The winery is located in the municipality of Cantenac in the area Margaux
in the Médoc
(Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). In 1661 a large estate was bought by the merchant Pierre des Mesures de Rausan (Rauzan) of the de Gassie family. This resulted in the wineries in the episode Château Marquis-de-Terme
. Château Rauzan-Gassies
. Château Rauzan-Ségla
and the objective Château Desmirail. One of his daughters took part in the marriage with the lawyer Jean Desmirail as a dowry. This gave the estate its present name. After that, there were often changing owners, including Robert de Mendelssohn, a nephew of the famous German composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847). After the First World War, the dismembered vineyards were auctioned and the brand Château Desmirail disappeared from the market.
From the year 1970, he painstakingly reassembled the pieces of the puzzle, also bought the château in 1981, and handed over the estate to his son Denis in 1992. In the Bordeaux Classification
In 1855, the estate received the third place (Troisième Cru Classé). The total estate covers 66 hectares, of which only 30 hectares are planted with vines. They are planted with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Merlot (15%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). The long-lived red wine is aged 12 to 18 months in one-third new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Château Fontarney" (for the French market) or "Initial de Desmirail" (for export).