The cognac country is a land where the mains arts are growing vines and making the best cognacs the ”The God’s liqueur” and Pineau des Charentes, drink made from fresh grape juice and cognac that matures in oak barrels into a nectar
Cognac, the medieval town which bears the name of the region, with its narrow medieval cobbled streets, elegant Renaissance facades and the castle where Francois 1st the king was born. It is here that the fabled nectar has been created since the 17" century .
World famous firms or “maisons” as they are called are there such as Camus, Hennessy, Otard, Rémy-Martin… each distillery has its own secret and unique process for mixing the various blends of its eaux-de-vie.
- Pick up at your hotel or leisure place in Bordeaux and departure to Cognac
- Join a guided tour to learn about the double-distilling process that goes on in copper stills before the ageing in oak barrels where the precious liquor will improve, taking on its final bouquet and famous golden glow. In one of the famous mansions.
- Discover the vineyards of the Grande Champagne a peaceful countryside in the south of Cognac, a twenty-mile area called the 'golden circle" of cognac production.
- In the heart of the Grande Champagne meet a wine grower who maintains traditions from generation to generation. and visit his own distillery and taste his production
- Return to Bordeaux