La Compagnie Vinicole de Bourgogne was created in 1950 by Felix Picard Chagny, a town located 20km in the south of Beaune. The company experienced strong growth under the leadership of his son, Michel Picard, who headed the company between 1960 and the early 2000s. It is now managed by Gabriel Picard, son of Michel. The company has become a group (Picard Wine and Spirits) present in wines and spirits. Regarding wines, PVS bought companies in the Rhône (Maison Denuziere, Grandes Serres), vineyards in Burgundy (Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise) and a company in the Loire Maison Foucher.