According to a nice legend, the name « La Dominique » came from a rich merchant, owner of the estate during the XVIIIth century : he named this land “La Dominique” in memory of the island located in the Caribbean. Many historical elements allow us to trace the Château back to the end of the XVIIth century.
Stated in a feudal act of recognition
on behalf of King Louis the 14th :
Jean Micheau, carpenter of old-growth forest,
as owner of the property.
« La Dominique » is mentioned in the map of Pierre de Beylleme.
The estate is known as Mr Fontémoing’s property, wine merchant in Libourne.
Mr Jean Chaperon, wine merchant in Libourne, purchases the land named “Dominique” from Mr Jean-Baptiste Fontemoing.
The estate is still the property of Chaperon’s family and the production represents 25 to 30 barrels.
Mr Charles Chaperon sells “the estate La Dominique” to Mr Gabriel Henri Greloud (merchant from Bordeaux), which equals to 21 ha.
The property is sold by Greloud’s sucessors to Mr Louis Benoît Soualle.
Louis Soualle lets the estate to Edouard Louis de Baillencourt called Courcol, Marie-Louise Soualle’s husband.
During the 1st report of Saint-Emilion classification, Château La Dominique is designated Grand Cru Classé, title which it has always honoured since then.
Death of Edouard de Baillencourt. The Château is managed among his 4 children.
Château La Dominique is purchased by Mr Clément Fayat.