Established in 1906 and claiming to be the oldest co-operative in France, the Arbois Fruitière has played a significant role in the history and development of modern Jura wines. Since its founding, its members fought hard to protect the good name of Arbois, with their work being rewarded in 1936 when Arbois became one of the first of the new appellations to be born.
With a combination of ancient and modern cellars, the wines have been an extremely reliable source of Jura wines for over ten decades now. In the early 1990s, an existing building was adapted for the storage of Vin Jaune. Around 3,000 barrels can be seen ageing through the metal grates that are otherwise exposed to the vagaries of the weather – well below freezing in winter, but can reach 30 degrees centigrade in summer, ideal conditions for the characteristic flor yeast that determines the style of this unique local wine.