A wine region named for the Jura Mountains of eastern France (near the Swiss border). Many different wine types are produced in the Jura region although the region is not considered large. 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 flavour is reminiscent of Spanish Sherries and Vin Jaune has a longer shelf life than most table wines.