At the lower end of the market, they offer tremendous consistency at a price-point rarely found in Burgundy. At the top end, with their Premier Cru and Grand Cru sites, their wines sit comfortably alongside other top producers of these hallowed sites.

The Louis Jadot story starts in 1826, with the purchase of the Premier Cru vineyard, Beaune Clos des Ursules. The négociant business was founded later, in 1859. The business continued to buy more of its own vineyards throughout the 20th century, while at the same time expanding its négociant operation.

In 1954 André Gagey joined Louis Auguste Jadot as his deputy, entrusted with running the business after Louis Auguste’s tragic death. In 1992 André Gagey’s son Pierre-Henry Gagey took over, working with his son Thibault Gagey. In 1985 Jadot was sold to its long-term US importer, the Kobrand corporation. Today, the company remains one of the largest wine producers in Burgundy, making over 220 different wines throughout Chablis, the Côte d’Or, Côte Chalonnaise, The Mâconnais and Beaujolais.

They also own Domaine Ferret in Pouilly-Fuissé and Château des Jacques in Moulin-à-Vent.

The wines within the greater Louis Jadot umbrella come under several different labels depending on the history of the vineyard.

Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot is used for the original vineyards purchased by the Jadot family; while Domaine Louis Jadot is used for vineyards purchased since 1985 and Domaine Gagey is for vineyards owned by the Gagey family. Domaine Prieur-Brunet is used for the domaine wines from the appellations of Meursault and Santenay;

Domaine Ferret covers any domaine wines in Pouilly-Fuissé; while Château des Jacques is used for any owned vineyards in Moulin-à-Vent. Jadot also has a project in Oregon, Resonance.