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The Cognac, a luxury and terroir product - Day Tour
(2)
The vineyard of cognac is hilly and some Romanesque churches are hidden between the slopes
After the visit, a tasting at a famous trading house
Craft distillery in the Cognac country
Black buildings in the middle of the vineyard of cognac : a sign of the angles
Cognac barrels may be stored on 3 levels, sometimes more. The eau-de-vie at the bottom level will have a different taste from the one at the top level.
The old office of a blender master, next to the cellar full of barrels of Cognac
A local restaurant set at the foot of a 12th C. Romanesque church

Cognac is a luxury product elaborated in a craft manner. Your guide, a certified cognac expert, let you meet a craft cognac distiller and products of his family. Then, on the luxury side, visit a famous house of Cognac (Martell or Rémy Martin) before walking around the town of Cognac.

  • Ideal tour with an expert to discover the world of Cognac away from the beaten track
  • Certainty to meet passionate artisans wine-growers and distillers
  • Ideal tour to know about the production network with craft distillers and famous trading houses
  • Opportunity to go through the history of France, to admire the local architecture
  • Discovery of the thousand and one ways to enjoy cognac
Included

Visit of an artisan distillery ending by a tasting, visit of a famous trading house (Martell, Rémy Martin) ending by a tasting, Visit of the town of Cognac. English speaking local guide / driver

Not included

Lunch (a local restaurant whose most of patrons are French is suggested by the guide)

Duration10 Hours
Bring along

Dressing code : smart & casual

ParticipantsThe tour takes place for a party from 2 to 8 people
CategoriesWine Tastings, Wine & Beer, Wine Tastings in Bordeaux, Wine Tastings in Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
LanguagesEnglish, French
Opening hours 04/01/2019 – 10/31/2019
Fri    09:00 - 19:00
RegionBordeaux, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
Requirements

Any allergy or diet has to be indicated before departure to help the guide in the proposal of the restaurant.

Travellers below the age of 18 are not allowed to participate in the tastings.

Important information

Drink in moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to serious health problems.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EXCURSION DEPARTS WITH A MINIMUM OF 2 PASSENGERS

Venue

Traffic jams in the city of Bordeaux may cause a delay of 15 minutes at departure
Tourism Office of Bordeaux
Tourism Office, Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux, France

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Cognac Tasting Tour
33000 - Bordeaux
(2)

Further information

The tour starts with the transfer to the town of Cognac.

 

9:00am : Pick up at the Bordeaux Tourism Office.

During the transfer to the vineyard of Cognac, your guide explains the history of the Cognac, the history of its vineyard, the organization of the network of production with its trading houses and its artisanal distillers..

10:30am : Visit of a family distillery with the owner, a craft distiller, followed by a tasting of their cognacs, then sightseeing in the vineyards with several stops.

12:30pm : Lunch at Le Chai, a restaurant offering traditional local cuisine (suggestion)

2:30pm : Visit of a famous Cognac house (Martell, Rémy Martin, Baron Otard and castle)

4.00pm : Walk in the old streets of the town of Cognac

5.00pm : Departure to Bordeaux

6:30pm – 7:00pm : Drop off at the Bordeaux Tourism Office.

This immersion in the Cognac country will be the opportunity to go through the history of France, to admire the local architecture and to savor multiple ways to consume cognac, always to be drunk in moderation, with a guide certified Cognac Educator by the Cognac Professional Office (BNIC.

Please note : Drink in moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to serious health problems.

2 Reviews
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I visited 3 destilaries, 2 small ones and Martell. It was a very good experience because we can see the vinyards and how thw wine is made, and link it to the destilary, how the cognac gets older.
by JOAO GABRIEL on 08/14/2019
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Highly recommendable!
I had a great time
by Azu Gil on 05/01/2019
€145.00

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