The Jessiaume family has roots in the Côte de Beaune village of Santenay dating to the 1830s when they bought the estate of the Marquis of Saint-Innocent.
Jean-Baptiste Jessiaume, representing the sixth generation, grew up watching his father, Marc, make wine, and the two continued to run Jessiaume for several years after selling the estate in 2006. The pair later moved down to Bouzeron in the Côte Chalonnaise to take over Domaine Chanzy.
After this Jean-Baptiste returned to Santenay and set up his own Maison. Blessed with impeccable vineyard sources in the Côte de Beaune and Chalonnaise they create a rich and generous range of fine and distinguished wines, whose character brings out the best of the Burgundy grape varieties. Their lineup of wines is large but all are of tiny production.