Private Tour : from Cognac distilleries to Saint Emilion wineries
Cognac or Angoulême
Private tour from one vineyard to another: unlocks the secrets of Cognac distillation before unraveling the mysteries of Saint-Emilion wines
- Pick-up of your group : your accommodation or train station in Cognac or Angoulême (+15 km)
Visit the Cognac vineyards (about 9% of French areas under vines)
Today, the Cognac vineyard is divided into 6 CRUS (production areas): La Grande-Champagne, Petite Champagne, les Borderies (the smallest area of production), les Fins Bois, les Bons Bois and les Bois Ordinaires.
Come and discover the mysteries of Cognac's famous brandy
with a guided tour of the Cognac vineyards.
- You want to experience the distillation of eaux-de-vies de Cognac, then let's meet in winter (between November and March) during the distillation campaign
- A pleasant walk in the green vineyards of the Charentes? so come in spring or summer...
Each season will be an opportunity to discover Cognac's vineyards
and to meet some of the vine growers and distillers of the region.
We can also plan some stops in the charming villages of the Charentes countryside or in pretty romanesque churches.
With me, you can enjoy the narrow roads that cross the vineyard and understand the differences between terroirs that make each Cognac unique. I will help you to push the doors of several distilleries, take a look behind the curtains, in order to understand the specificities of the soils but also the secrets of ageing process in oak barrels.
Come and taste the famous Pineau des Charentes,
whose secret recipe is kept by each winegrower!
Do not hesitate to let me know your wishes and interests in terms of discovery or tasting and I will help you to make bookings in the cognac distilleries that will meet your expectations.
- End of services after transfer to your accommodation (near Libourne, Saint-Emilion or Blaye)
- The services of a licensed driver & tour guide for a guided tour up to 9 hours
- Transportation with air-conditionned minivan up to 7 passengers maximum (Included : fuel, tolls and parking fees) from Cognac or d'Angoulême to Saint-Emilion, Libourne or Blaye
- Insurance for all passengers while on board
- A 50cl bottle of water per person
- Booking organisation with distilleries from my database
- The guide's lunch
- Cognac tastings : consider from 5€ to 70€ depending on your interests and Cognac brands (To be paid on the spot - Caution : lots of small distilleries don't accept credit cards, think about taking cash with you)
- Transfer to Bordeaux city centre : +70€
- Personal expenses