Jura is a wine region named for the Jura mountains of eastern France, between Burgundy and the Swiss border. Many different wine types are produced in the Jura region although the region is not considered large. Common grapes of the region include Savagnin, Poulsard, Trousseau, and Chardonnay.

Best known of the region are wines from the town of Arbois -- which is also the birthplace of Louis Pasteur. Vin jaune is probably the most typical wine from the area. It is unlike other French table wines in that its flavor and production process is reminiscent of Spanish sherries and vin jaune wine is often very long lived. Other famous wines of the region are the sparkling Cremant de Jura and a fortified wine known as Macvin du Jura. (Wine/Appellations)