Cognac Tasting Tour
Cognac tour - Best cognac houses to visit
Do you know that Cognac is a luxury product elaborated in a craft manner? Around 15 famous trading houses are supplied by over 2000 craft distillers who are also vine growers. With your guide, a certified cognac expert, you’ll discover this specific world.
To begin your day, you’ll visit one of the most famous cognac houses (Martell, Rémy Martin, Camus…). After the visit of the house and its beautiful cellars, place to tasting. Your guide will explain you the production of local eaux-de-vie from the vine to glass and unique character of each cognac house. Then, you’ll enjoy the tasting itself: different cognacs will be served in different ways and with different bouchées that perfectly reflect the authentic taste of each of these nectars.
Where to taste cognac? Visit Cognac
The second thing we advise to do in Cognac this is the Cognac Making Master Class. You’ll become a Master of Cellar for a couple of hours to create your own XO cognac from four different cognacs (Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois). You choose your own proportions depending on how you want your future cognac be. A bottle of this unique cognac is offered to you and the proportions of your nectar are kept in the secret Master cellar book.
Then, discover the town of Cognac with your guide. This beautiful town is the birthplace of the great French King – Francis I. There are also a number of well-
preserved historical houses, a beautiful medieval gateway and a 12 th century Roman church.
Private visit to the cognac producer
At the end of the day, meet one of the craft distillers in the prestigious cognac appellation Grande Champagne. Among the best cognac distillers, please meet Francine! This energetic lady (not to mention her husband) has been owner of a small authentic family cognac house for more than 60 years! Her secret – a glass of
her best Extra old cognac once a week of course! After all, as Francine says, cognac is like women, older it is, better it is! Promise, this is the most surprising cognac tasting you’ve ever had!
Cognac Tour Program
Example of Program (to adapt if necessary, according to your desires and the availability of the cognac houses)
Departure from your hotel in Bordeaux
Private visit and tasting of a world-famous cognac house and tasting of two or three different cognacs with different bouchées.
Lunch at a gourmet restaurant or delicious buffet offered by a world famous cognac house.
Private visit and tasting of another world-famous cognac house and tasting of two or three different cognacs.
Or: walking tour in the town of Cognac.
Visit and tasting of one of the best family distillers in the Grande Champagne appellation and tasting of their best Extra Old cognac in a very special way. Emotions are guaranteed!
Return to Bordeaux
Included: private guide – driver services, transportation by minivan, visits and tastings in cognac houses.
Option: Exclusive Cognac Making Master Class. After a visit you’ll create your own cognac from four different Extra Old cognacs. A bottle of your creation is offered to you at the end. (Price on demand)