Jura is a region in eastern France with its own Côtes de Jura AOC (see link below). The region has been described as ‘a country of swollen rivers, lakes, wooded mountain slopes and a surprising variety of wines,’ (Hugh Johnson & Hubrecht Duijker: 1987, p.19).

Terroir: Jura’s vineyards lie mainly on the west-facing foothills of the Jura Mountains’ Premier Plateau, on varied soils dominated by limestone and marl (clay-limestone) of varying colours (Wink Lorch, 2014, p.17-18).

Climate: Classified as northern semi-continental, with cold winters, warm summers and high rainfall (Wink Lorch, 2014, p.18).

Permitted grape varieties–AOC wines | White: Chardonnay, Savagnin. Red: Poulsard (‘Ploussard’), Pinot Noir, Trousseau.

Wines: Arbois AOC. | Château-Chalon AOC. | Côtes du Jura AOC. | Crémant du Jura AOC. | L’Etoile AOC. | Jura AOC. | Macvin du Jura AOC

Wineries

Certified Biodynamic: Caves Jean Bourdy. | Cellier des Chartreux. | Champdivin. | Domaine André et Mireille Stéphane Tissot. | Domaine de la Cibellyne (Benoît Royer). | Domaine de La Pinte. | Domaine de L’Octavin. | Domaine des Ronces (Michel Mazier). | Domaine du Pelican. | Domaine Ganevat. | Domaine Hughes Béguet. | Domaine Jean-Philippe Bourdy. | Domaine Pignier. | Domaine Ratte. 

Certified organic, Biodynamic practices: Claude Buchot. | Domaine de la Loue (Catherine Hannoun). | Domaine de la Renardière (Jean-Michel Petit). | Domaine de La Tournelle (Pascal & Evelyne Clairet). | Les Dolomies (Céline and Steve Gormally).

Certified organic: Christelle & Gilles Wicky. | Domaine Berthet-Bondet. | Domaine de la Borde (Julien Mareschal). | Domaine de Saint-Pierre (Fabrice Dodane). | Domaine des Bodines (Emilie and Alexis Porteret). | Domaine des Marnes Blanches. | Domaine Gérard & Christine Villet. | Domaine Julien Labet. | Domaine Philippe and Tony Bornard. | Les Bottes Rouge (Jean-Baptiste Menigoz). | Michel Terrier. | Peggy & Jean-Pascal Buronfosse. | Ratapoil (Raphaël Monnier).