The winery is located in the northwest of the municipality Saint-Emilion
(Bordeaux) in the area of the same name. The cave or hermitage is said to be on the estate, where Saint Emilion (Aemilianus) lived in the 7th century, who gave the city and area its name. The estate was founded in 1816 by the wine merchant Pierre Lacoste. It has been run by Arnaud de la Filolie for the seventh generation of families since 1988. The establishment is classified as a "Grand Cru Classé", which was last confirmed in 2012. The vineyards cover 5 hectares of vines with Merlot (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 12 to 15 months in 50% new barriques. The second wine is called "Chapelle de Laniote".