Visit Cognac Taste Cognac

Discover how Cognac is made,
Meet the people who make it, Visit the Vineyards

Enjoy A Tasting to Compare different aged Cognacs 

COGNAC -  A small city situated in the department of Charente part of Poitou-Charentes, now in the newly formed region 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.

The town of Cognac is twinned with Denison Texas USA, Perth Scotland UK, Valdepenas Spain & Konigswinter Germany.

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!

K E Y   I N F O R M A T I O N has been personally designing, organising & accompanying our tour days for the past ten years to enable you to discover how Cognac and Pineau are made. Visits include tastings of Cognac & Pineau at highly respected producers. Beyond Cognac we tailor visits to the wonderful wine regions of Bergerac in the south west and Saint Emilion in the region of Bordeaux. 

Living in the wonderful Cognac area of vines in the Department of Charente in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of France helps when it comes to knowing what to show you and where to visit.

Not being 'travel agents'  we do not undertake travel to France or accommodation arrangements. 

All Enquiries & Booking Requests receive personal attention from the planning stage right through to accompanying you on the day of your tour.              

Each Cognac or Wine day is individually tailored so close attention will be given to your personal level of interest.

No risk of your day being cancelled due to low bookings as you will not be sharing transport with other visitors.

On the day of your tour we collect & return from your accommodation, railway station or port in the tour area.

  •  More detailed information on our Wine Tour regions can be viewed at our dedicated website
  • Tastings are for those over 18 years of age.

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 - 1st April to 31st October.


Enquiries & Bookings all year Monday-Saturday.  We work on Central European Time.

Out of season tours from November to end of March just email us your request. 

Regretfully No tailored tours Sundays during winter months and please note the choice of venues is limited on Saturdays during this period.

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 an 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 terms and tariff. All 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. When applicable this will be clearly stated on your Booking Request Form.

Lunch period is free time to explore the town and enjoy local cuisine. We drop of at your chosen restaurant or town centre. 

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