The major wine merchants and wine producers house with headquarters in Burgundian Beaune was founded in 1859 by Louis Jadot. The last direct descendant Louis-Alain Jadot died in 1968. At the request of the family André Gagey took over the function of a director-general, he had been in charge since 1962. In 1985, the company came into the possession of the American group Kobrand. The domain Louis Jadot covers today approximately 50 hectares of vines in the very best areas of the Côte d'Or, as well as acquired in the 1980s 40 hectares of vines in the Beaujolais, These include, for example, shares of Grand Cru and Premier Cru locations in the communities or appellations Aloxe-Corton. Chambolle-Musigny. Gevrey-Chambertin. Montrachet. Morey-Saint-Denis. Pommard and Vougeot,
The company also owns the two Domaines Gagey and Duc de Magenta. The wines are basically not in expanded so that the terroir can fully develop in the taste of the wine. The top products are labeled under their own domain Louis Jadot. The Corton-Charlemagne for example, is considered as the best white wine, which is pressed under the famous name of this Grand Cru situation. But it is also produced by purchased grapes excellent wines. In 1998, a new winery was started up near Beaune.