A family estate since the Haut-Moyen-Âge, we produce authentic local wines in the spirit of a "grand cru" of the Jura, respecting tradition. Each manual harvest is carefully sorted. All our wines stay several years in our cellars, offering real ageing potential.Lire plus Learn more
The grey Lias marls of the subsoil and a south-facing exposure, unusual in the region, contribute to give the elegance and minerality of our estate. Our vines, most of which were planted in 1953 and 1974, as well as our work in sustainable, organic and biodynamic viticulture, favouring indigenous yeasts, perfectly express the nobility of this château and this soil, renowned as the oldest winegrowing château in France.
An essential tourist, cultural and oenological stopover located in the heart of the Jura, Château d'Arlay has the particularity of having always been handed down by heritage since its foundation in the Middle Ages until today, and of being considered as the oldest wine-growing château in France.
This land was in turn that of the Counts of Burgundy and then of the Chalon-Arlay - the most powerful Comtoise family -, followed by the Princes of Orange, Counts of Nassau, Princes of Isenghien and Arenberg, Marquis of Vogüé, and Counts of Laguiche. The estate's wines are now exported to all 5 continents and enjoy international renown, such as its Vin Jaune, which is ranked among the 100 best wines in the world.
Château d'Arlay is classified as a Historic Monument, an Outstanding Garden and a Vineyard and Discovery. He is one of the 40 members of the prestigious Académie du Vin de France, and I know that for many urbanites, the profession of winegrower fascinates them. Let us move on to the anxieties and hardship common to all agriculture, to rejoice with them in the fruit of this work: wine.