The name Domaine de la Croix Senaillet is taken from the name of the cross bestowed upon the village of Davayé by one of its past mayors; Benoît Senaillet. Record has it that Benoit Senaillet donated this cross to this vine growing village in 1866 to replace one that was destroyed in 1793 during the French Revolution. Tradition has it that since its blessing in 1867, Croix Senaillet has protected the people of the village and all those who pass by it on their way… Could our estate have been given its name to honour Mr. Senaillet’s spirit of initiative or his generosity? Whatever the reason, all the estate’s plots of vines are set around the cross on the slopes of the village. It is interesting to note that Benoit Senaillet was a contemporary of the poet Lamartine who lived at the entry to the village.