History of Chateau Monlot

Chateau Monlot - History

Chateau Monlot lies about a 1.5 miles from the historic centre of Saint Emilion, in the quaint village of Saint Hippolyte, at the foot of the southern hills of St. Emilion. Château Monlot and its property once belonged to Louis XIII, the king of France from 1610 to 1643. Thereafter, the Château was passed down to Countess de Guerchy and her brother, the Marquis de Beuvron who helped shape the château into what it is today.

During the 19th century, “Maison noble de Capet” became the property of the Ichon family. The Ichons divided the property between three family members after the death of Mr. Ichon. One of his daughters, Jeanne Delphine Ichon, inherited the “Maison noble de Capet” whereupon she renamed the property “Monlot Capet”. In French, “mon lot” means “my share”, which is in reference to the property being her inheritance, and marks the birth of our château’s official name.