Wines and Food

The reputation of Jura wines reaches back for many centuries in France, with its wine-growing mentioned by Pliny in the first century and it's practice documented in 10th century Arbois. The techniques of vinification and planting, passed down from father to son, or taught in the region's brilliant professional federations, are essential to the quality of French vineyards and the Jura has the distinction of being the first wine region in France to be given an origin label.

Although France's smallest wine region, the Jura is perhaps the most complicated. Amongst oenophiles, it is irresistible for its mystery, its unwavering non-conformist spirit and the complex, eccentric, long-lived wines so brazen and invigorating in a crowd of wines that follow fashion into tedium. From the soft and sweet Vin de Paille to the multi-layered aromas of the legendary "Vin Jaune", the distinctive tastes, personality and depth of Jura wines come from our small vineyards, old vines and grape varieties not seen or tasted in any other place.

vins du Jura

vins de Bourgogne

Food

Middle Age Bridge near Le musee Courbet

Our region is famous for its agricultural products and rustic, warm traditional dishes that have been kept alive for centuries. From the early hours of the morning, the people of Franche-Comté come out to meet with traders and artisans of the finest fresh foods and accompaniments. These gastronomic tradesmen guide us through a labyrinth of flavors with enthusiasm that is nothing but contagious.

CHATEAU CHALON in the middle of the Jura vinyard

View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet

Our rustic food,