The history of Château de Salettes

From the 13th century to the present day….

Le château

Step into the heart
of Salettes’ history

Once upon a time…

The first constructions of the Château date back to the 13th century. Salettes appears in texts as early as 1252 for its participation in the construction of the Sainte-Cécile Cathedral in Albi. The associated church appears in 1271 under the name ‘Saint Saturnin de Salettes’.

Successively owned by illustrious names such as the Cominha family, the Viscount of Lautrec, and the Hautpoul family. The first cries of the famous Empire General d’Hautpoul indeed echoed in the Tower of the Castle, not far from the room that now bears his name.


Salettes”, centuries later…

The Château de Salettes has always been exploited for its vineyards, and in 1994, Roger Le Net falls in love with it. He buys it for the quality of its terroir, as the castle is then in ruins. The renovation of the place, led by architect Gérard Huet and decorator Gérard Tinet, under the direction of Roger Le Net, follows a guideline: preserving the external structure and creating a strong contrast with a sober and modern decoration inside.

The vineyard estate of Château de Salettes

The Château de Salettes, built on a rocky spur in the 13th century, is surrounded by its 10 hectares of vineyards, with an average age of 40 years. Facing southwest, on a clay-limestone soil highly conducive to vine cultivation, it benefits from an exceptional geo-climatic situation. Under François I, Salettes white wine was already on the table of the King of France.

Salettes, the cradle of the millennium-old Gaillac vineyard, continues today to give birth to quality wines with the complicity of the La Croix des Marchands estate.