Jura is in eastern France, close to the Swiss border, literally between Dijon and Geneva. The area is characterised by lakes and plains that lead up to the Jura mountains, from which the Jurassic period took its name. It has a colder climate than other wine-growing regions in France, unlike its more famous neighbour Burgundy, for example. It’s the smallest wine region in France (with 4600 acres) and produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. However, it is celebrated for its Vin Jaune, a yellow wine that can taste of honey, nuts, curry and rose petals. Apparently it was created by nuns from Château-Chalon.