Château d’Arlay got its start in 1960 when Count Renaud LaGuiche began tending to his ancestral vineyard. Count Renaud’s son, Alain LaGuiche, followed in his father’s footsteps, steadily expanding the production of wine. In 1996, the winery opened a botanical garden, complete with games and entertainment, drawing in eager tourists who were looking for a more holistic experience. Château d’Arlay’s vineyards - Côtes du Jura Pinot Noir, Trousseau, Poulsard, Chardonnay and Savagnin - span a total of 21 hectares, and are situated close to the historic castle. Today, the winery exports 90,000 bottles to 5 continents.