Arbois AOC is the most well known appellation in the Jura region of eastern France. The production zone comprises 12 communes around the the town of Arbois.

Vineyard area & wine production: 2002 37,575hl from 842ha of which 22,521 of red and rosé wines, 14,516hl of white and Vin Jaune wines, 539hl of Vin de Paille and 260hl of sparkling wine (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.677).

Wine styles: Arbois Blanc AOC. | Arbois Rosé AOC. | Arbois Rouge AOC. | Arbois Vin de Paille AOC. | Arbois Vin Jaune AOC.

Communes (12): Abergement-le-Grand. | Arbois. | Les Arsures. | Mathenay. | Mesnay. | Molamboz. | Montigny-lès-Arsures. | Les Planches-près-Arbois. | Pupillin. | Saint-Cyr-Montmalin. | Vadans. | Villette-lès-Arbois.

Terroir: Triassic era marls.


Oxford Companion to Wine 4th edition ed. Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Tom Stevenson, The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia 5th Edition (Dorling Kindersley, 2011).

Wink Lorch, Jura Wine (Wine Travel Media, 2014).