Jacques Puffeney

Jacques Puffeney's father was a vineyard worker who owned a mere speck of land in the village of Montigny Les Arsures (just around the corner from Arbois). Jacques made his first wine at the age of 17 but, to earn a living, he worked simultaneously as a "saleur de Comté" helping to make the fabled […]


This domaine, situated in the center of the village of Pupillin, in the heart of the Arbois appellation, is three generations old. Mikael Crinquand tends the viticultural side of this multi-faceted family operation. The Overnoy-Crinquand families have always managed their holdings within Pupillin in a poly-cultural, organic fashion, tending seventy cows to produce milk for […]

Domaine de Montbourgeau

Nicole Deriaux’s Domaine de Montbourgeau makes up nine hectares of Chardonnay, Savagnin, Trousseau and Poulsard vines in the tiny appellation of l’Etoile (which has a total of 52 hectares of vineyards). The viticulture at Montbourgeau is organic and the vinification is strictly in line with the ancient, traditional practices of the region. Nicole Deriaux’s natural […]

Michel Gahier

The Gahier family has been in the Jura since 1525. The family domaine is 6.5 hectares with the vineyards concentrated in the village of Montigny-les-Arsures, the place most ecognized as the home of Trousseau. Michel Gahier has learned from the best, particularly the great Jacques Puffeney. He and Gahier are neighbors and friends, both living […]