This large wine company, based in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges
(Côte de Nuits), was founded in 1961 by Jean-Claude Boisset (*1943). In 1982, the two trading houses Charles Vienot and Thomas Bassot were bought, thus taking over the two biggest competitors. In 1985, the company went public and subsequently took over numerous companies and wineries. However, in 2003 it was again taken over 100% by the Boisset family. Today it is the largest wine trading house in Burgundy
and is also one of the three largest wine and spirits companies in France. Among the owners in many wine regions are Caroline de Beaulieu (Languedoc), Bouchard-Aîné, Thomas Bassot, Domaine Bernard (Rhône), L'Héritier-Guyot, Lionel Bruck, Chauvenet, Delaunay, Charles de Fére, Jaffelin, Mommessin (Beaujolais), Moreau (Chablis), Morin Père et Fils, Marcilly, Pierre Ponnelle, Ropiteau, Cellier de Samons (Beaujolais), Varichon et Clerk and Viénot
In 1998, the first overseas project was launched and in Canada, the Le Clos Jordanne winery was founded together with Vincor International
. There are also joint ventures
and ownership in Chile (Winery Veranda with Corpora), California with its own subsidiary (Wineries De Loach Vineyards, Raymond Vineyards, Seven Peaks) and Uruguay (Winery Progreso with Pisano). There is a sales joint venture in Great Britain. The Domaine de la Vougeraie
winery has been in operation since 1999. The vineyards cover 37 hectares of vines in renowned appellations with also Grands Crus such as Corton-Charlemagne in the municipality of Aloxe-Corton
. They are cultivated in an environmentally friendly manner according to guidelines.