A great French family
DUKE OF SULLY 1559 -1641
Maximilien Bethune, Duke of Sully, French statesman and Henry the IVth's minister, is the illustrious forbear of a long family line who came to live later on, at Chateau de Saint-Martin.
Sully gives preference to agriculture, thinking that France - rural country per se - owes its prosperity to agriculture which he characterizes in his famous saying: “Plowing and grazing are the two breasts that feed France “. He will immediately cease forest devastation; he will dry up the swamps, create roads and canals as well as expand on the making of wine.
MARIE ANNE DE VILLENEUVE BARGEMON 1726 -1804
In 1740, Jean-Louis Leclerc de Juigné, Lord of Lassigny marries Marie Anne de Villeneuve Bargemon.
Her father builds the château de Saint Martin and donates it to her as his wedding present.
JEAN-BAPTISTE LECLERC DE JUIGNÉ 1756-1826
In 1770, Louis Jean Baptiste Leclerc de Juigné , Count of Lassigny, marries Anne de Villeneuve Bargemon.
Noble Deputy in the « Etats Generaux » in 1789. He dies at the Tuileries august 10, 1792 defending his king Louis XVI.
His “Lettres de la Revolution” written to his wife and his mother, signed and sealed, were found in the castle archives.
JOSEPHINE FRANCOISE DE GONTAUT BIRON (1817)
Anne-Louis-Fernand de Rohan Chabot marries in 1817 Joséphine Françoise (1796-1844), daughter of Charles-Michel and of Marie-Joséphine Louise, Duchess of Gontaut and governess of the royal family's children. Their son is Charles Louis Josselin de Rohan Chabot, Duke of Rohan (1819-1893).
Louis Anatole Leclerc de Juigné – son of Louis Joseph Toussaint de Juigné and of Charlotte de Gasquet. Fascinated by the railroad industry and being sick inhorse carriages, he offers land so that the train Paris-Lyon- Méditerrannée could pass right through the family property.
He marries Anne de Blancheton de Meursault from Burgundy, in 1830.
She brings to Saint-Martin her burgundy wine-making knowhow.
JEANNE DE LA CHAUMELLE 1846 -1928
Louis François Leclerc de Juigné – son of Louis Anatole Leclerc de Juigné and of Anna Blancheton de Meursault – marries Jeanne Marie de la Chaumelle in 1866.
THÉRESE DE JUIGNÉ 1867 -1938
Daughter of Louis François de Leclerc de Juigné and of Jeanne Marie de la Chaumelle. She marries Count Philippe de Rohan Chabot in Paris.
LAURENCE DE MUN 1908 -1982 EDME DE ROHAN CHABOT 1904-1972
Second son of Count Philippe de Rohan Chabot and Thérése de Juigné . Edme marries Laurence de Mun (daughter of the Marquis Gabriel de Mun).
He is a pioneer in the world of wine producers. He is one of the first to sell his “Crus” in bottles and his wines are mentioned in the wine lists of the most prestigious french restaurants , such as Maxim’s, la Tour d’Argens and even the French liner Le France.
He organizes the first woman automobile race : The “Paris – Saint Raphäel Féminin”.
He takes an important part in the creation of the Côtes de Provence appellation VDQS and the“Crus Classés”of the area, he becomes president of many associations such as the Côtes de Provence Syndicate and Council. He will play an active role for the obtention of the label “AOC” (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) for the area.
THÉRESE DE GASQUET
Daughter of Laurence de Mun and of Count Edme de Rohan Chabot, she marries count Bruno de Gasquet on june 7, 1959.
A pilor in the provençal culture and the maintenance of the traditions. After the tragic death of her husband in a plane crash in 1976, Thérèse will take care alone of the estate.
ADELINE DE BARRY
Adeline de Barry is the eldest daughter of Thérèse de Rohan Chabot and Count Bruno de Gasquet. She marries Renaud de Barry in 1983 and has four children: Erwann, Andrade, Celian and Audelia.
Since her early childhood, Adeline has lived and learned on her family wine-making estate. After being taught the techniques of marketing at Moët et Chandon’s estates in the United States, she takes overthe commercial part of the Chateau de Saint Martin in 1984 and then starts as manager in 1993.
Adeline de Barry has been decorated of the French Legion of Honor in 2011.