The important wine trading and wine producer house with its headquarters in Beaune, Burgundy, was founded in 1859 by Louis Jadot. The last direct descendant of Louis-Alain Jadot died in 1968. At the family's request, André Gagey took over the position of General Director, a position he had held since 1962. In 1985, the company came into the possession of the American concern Kobrand. Today, the Louis Jadot estate comprises around 50 hectares of vineyards in the very best areas of the Côte d'Or, as well as 40 hectares of vineyards in Beaujolais, acquired in the 1980s. These include, for example, shares of Grand Cru and Premier Cru sites in the communes or appellations of Aloxe-Corton, Chambolle-Musigny, Gevrey-Chambertin, Montrachet, Morey-Saint-Denis, Pommard and Vougeot.