The origin of the major wine merchant and wine producer Louis Latour, headquartered in Burgundian Beaune dates back to 1768 when Jean Latour arrived in the township Aloxe-Corton (at that time this was called Aloxe) vines planted. His ancestors, however, had been operating from the beginning of the 16th century east of the town of Beaune viticulture. The year of foundation of the company is the year 1797, so that in 1997 the 200th anniversary could be celebrated. The founder-son son Louis Latour I expanded the property on vineyards in the communities or locations Chambertin. Montrachet and Romanée-Saint-Vivant, It was only much later that the family started wine trading when Louis Latour III. bought in 1867 the trading house Lamarosse. In 1891, the Château Corton-Grancey (15 ha) with cellar facilities and prestigious locations around the famous mountain Corton was acquired. The third Louis is also credited with having recognized the importance of the Cortonberg for white wines. after the phylloxera The Aligoté and Pinot Noir were destroyed, he planted in today's Grand Cru location Corton-Charlemagne Chardonnay.
In collaboration with the wine cooperative Lugny in the area Mâconnais Whites are produced. After lifting the American prohibition Latour exported from here in the 1930s today as Pouilly-Fuissé known (then Grand Pouilly) white wine in the US. Latour was also in the countryside in the early 1980s Ardèche on the right Bank of the Rhône active. A total of 180 contract growers deliver from 380 hectares of vineyards Chardonnay grapes that in the Latour winery in Alba too IGP wines ) are processed. In the late 1980s were vineyards in the department var in the Provence bought that out there Pinot Noir obtained red wines are marketed under Domaine de Valmoissine. The red wines are a short, only a few seconds long (not undisputed) pasteurization subjected. The property owns about 50 hectares of vineyards. The house is now run by Louis-Fabrice Latour (son of Louis Latour VI.) In the eighth generation of families. With the Château Latour There is no family relationship in Pauillac-Médoc.