In 1891 Jean-Baptiste Béjot created a small Burgundy wine merchant in Beaune. In 1954, Roger Sauvestre, wine merchant from an other company, bought and developed the company.
In 1988 at just 27 years old, Vincent Sauvestre took over the management of the company, which was making an annual turnover of about 1 million FF.
With his desire to secure the supply of grapes, and control the quality of the wines, Vincent Sauvestre introduced a real change by investing in the purchase of Burgundian vineyards. This not only developed the trading part of the business by multiplying partnerships with carefully selected wine producers, but also meant that he bacame an owner-grower.
In the early 2000's, the Maison Jean Baptiste Béjot operated nearly 200 hectares of vineyards from Chablis to Mâcon.
The company located its headquarters in Meursault in 2001 and continued its devlopment. It became BEJOT vins & terroirs in 2012, but retaines its historic brand Jean-Baptiste Béjot to market its quality negoce wines.
Jean-Baptiste Béjot mainly commercializes wines from Burgundy, regional appellations to the prestigious Grands Crus, from Chablis to Mâcon.
It also offers the 10 Crus of Beaujolais as well as Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages. In addition wines from the Rhône Valley, which are mostly produced from the Domains of BEJOT vins & terroirs.