The Leflaives have been based in Puligny since 1717, but it was not until the early 20th century that the domain really came into existence with Joseph's tenure. From the 90s the domain attracted serious attention under Anne-Claude due to its incredibly successful wines produced with biodynamic methods.

Not content with being "the most famous estate in Puligny" (Jasper Morris MW), from 2004 Leflaive purchased vineyard lands in some of the top "climats" of the Mâconnais. The domaine remains a family operation under Brice de La Morandière (great grandson of Joseph Leflaive) who believes their Puligny can be as good as a Grand Cru Chardonnay in successful vintages like 2017.