The winery is located in the municipality of Martillac in the Pessac-Léognan
area of Graves
(Bordeaux). The name derives from a 12th century tower that was part of a castle. The ruins served as a quarry for the construction of the château in the 18th century. In 1929, the estate became the property of the Kressmann family or wine trading company. Today it is managed by the next generation of the Kressmann family, the brothers Tristan and Loïc. At the end of the 1980s, the well-known oenologists Denis Dubourdieu
(*1949) and Michel Rolland
(*1947) were hired as consultants
The vineyards cover a total of 42 hectares. Of these, 33 are planted with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (35%) and Petit Verdot (5%), and 9 hectares with the white varieties Sémillon (55%), Sauvignon Blanc (40%) and Muscadelle (5%). A herd of cattle on 10 hectares of pastureland provides the fertiliser for organic
farming. Both white wine and red wine are classified as "Cru Classé" according to the Graves classification. The long-lasting red wine is aged for 20 months in 40% new barriques. The second red wine is called "Château La Grave-Martillac". The long-lasting white wine is aged for 15 months in 40% new barriques.