The Grand Cru location is in the Burgundian community of Vosne-Romanée in the Burgundian Côte d'Or area. The name means "laborious work" (having to make an effort). In 1791 the legendary vineyard was purchased by Claude Marey from the Liger-Belair family, one of the largest and oldest wine trading houses in Burgundy. In 1924, the area was extended to include the premier cru Les Gaudichots, and when the Grand Cru Romanée-Conti was replanted in 1945, the vines of La Tâche were used as a basis. Up to this point, the vines in both sites had not been grafted and were fought against phylloxera with carbon disulphide in the so-called cultural method. Both sites were then replanted with grafted vines and the first wines were not produced until 1952.