Jura is hidden between Burgundy and Switzerland, and for those that seek adventure it offers magnificent landscapes, beautiful villages, and a rich variety of authentic wines!
The Jura vineyards do not cover a large area but they are exceptionally diverse, stretching over 80 km through the Revermont region. Nestled against the foothills of the Jura mountains gives this area a very unique geography and soil composition.
In 1936, the Jura wine region of Arbois was awarded the first French AOC label. Since then, six other AOCs have rewarded the passionate work of the region’s winemakers. In the early 20th century, after the vines had been devastated by the phylloxera, they patiently recreated superior-quality vineyards respectful of traditional practices. Today Jura wine region has four geographic AOCs and three "product" AOCs dedicated to the production of liqueur (Macvin du Jura), sparkling (Crémant du Jura), and pomace brandy (Marc du Jura).
AOC Arbois - Pioneering
- The Arbois appellation is the oldest and largest of the four geographic AOCs. Its name comes from the Celtic words ‘ar’ and ‘bois’ which mean ‘fertile land’. Renowned for its bright and elegant red wines, it produces the full range of Jura wines.
AOC Côtes du Jura - Diversified
- Dating back to 1937, AOC Côtes du Jura is omnipresent from the north to the south on a wide range of soils. The region’s second-largest producer, making wines with all its grape varieties. The whole range of Jura wines is represented, but still and sparkling whites dominate – rounded, fruity and generous.
AOC L’Étoile - Divine
- Its name (meaning ‘star’) is a legend in itself. It may refer to the countless tiny star-shaped Pentacrinite fossils buried in its soil, or to the star arrangement of the five hills surrounding the village. This AOC has been producing exceptional white wines, including Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille, since 1937. Chardonnay is king, alone or paired with Savagnin.
AOC Château-Chalon - Exclusive
- This AOC has been producing one of the world’s greatest wines since 1937. Derived exclusively from Savagnin, Vin Jaune is the only wine produced here. The golden nectar only reveals its incomparable character after a long, supervised period of ageing. A year’s production can even be skipped if grape quality is not considered optimal.