COGNAC WINE TOURS
Visit Cognac, Taste Cognac
COGNAC is a small city situated in the department of Charente part of Poitou-Charentes, now in the newly formed region named Nouvelle Aquitaine in the South West of France. The department derives its name from the River La Charente, which together with the special terroir is vital to the success of this magnificent area of vineyards.
COGNAC is the name permitted to be used for brandy of this region if produced from the following 6 growing areas or Cru, namely Grande Champagne (also referred to as 1st Cru, Grande Fine Champagne), Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois and some from Bois Ordinaires et Bois Communs. The highly acclaimed Grande Champagne growth area has soil of chalk & clay, which is the same soil type as that of the famous Champagne producing area further north in France.
So all Cognac is brandy but not all brandy is Cognac,and in order to make Cognac you first have to make wine!
The town of Cognac is twinned with Denison Texas USA, Perth Scotland UK, Valdepenas Spain and Konigswinter Germany.
K E Y I N F O R M A T I O N
Cognacwinetours.com for escorted tailor made Cognac tours with Cognac tastings, visits to Pineau producers for tastings and beyond Cognac we visit the wonderful wine regions of Bergerac and Bordeaux which includes Saint Emilion & Medoc.
All tour booking requests receive personal attention from the planning stage right through to escorting you on the day of your tour. Your organisers are English and have lived in the wonderful Cognac area of vines for more than 10 years. Visits to the Cognac houses and domaines are conducted in English or French - some famous Cognac houses offer visits guided in other languages by request. When requested we will include visits to any of the following famous Cognac brand names within your personal tour itinerary with us, or others by specific request.
The aim is to provide you with an enjoyable informal tour which you will find both interesting and informative. We therefore suggest your itinerary includes a visit to at least one independent producer who will delight in sharing years of knowledge and demonstrating the process involved in producing both Cognac and Pineau. These very enjoyable exclusive visits are conducted at a relaxed pace and are extremely informative with the opportunity to ask questions as well as having the pleasure of tasting excellent Cognac & Pineau.
When - April to November. Other months just email us your request. Regretfully No tailored tours Sundays during winter months.
Prices & Payment
Take the first step to visit Cognac - send us your enquiry to discover and enjoy what this area of France has to offer. Upon receipt of all details we will suggest a tour itinerary with cost. There is always a degree of flexibility to make adjustments to some of the content of your itinerary before proceeding to book.
Prices All our Cognac tours are exclusively tailored to individual requirements therefore prices vary according to content of itinerary, but any ticketed venues visited are as per the venue's own terms and tariff. Prices and payments are in Euros.
Tour bookings and payments are in advance of tour date. Some ticketed venue visits may be payable on the day of your tour but this will be stated on your booking request form if applicable.
The main tour season begins 1st April or Easter if earlier, and continues until November. Some Cognac producers welcome our tours out of season, please contact us with your request. Office administration is open all year for enquiries and bookings during normal office hours. We work on Central European Time.