Cognac Tasting Tour, Cognac world expert
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
This public excursion departs at 9:00am from infront the Tourist Office of BORDEAUX
After 1.5 hour drive from Bordeaux you enter the vineyard of Cognac where you meet an artisan distiller, who owns his/her vineyard.
During the private tour of his wine cellars and distilleries, he discloses some family and professional secrets, then he comments his cognacs during a tasting of some of them.
After this timeless encounter you enjoy sceneries of the vineyard on the way to your restaurant. You admire some Romanesque churches. Your guide explains the vine-growing process and highlights the parallel histories of the region and of the vineyard, the scheme of the elaboration of cognac, the organization of the professions from the vine to the glass ...
After lunch you reach the town of Cognac where you visit a famous trading house (Martell, Rémy Martin ...) located downtown Cognac, where stages from elaboration, eaux-de-vie ageing, blending, marketing to tasting are presented.
At last, you have some time for a quick tour of the old town of Cognac, for shopping at the shop presenting over 500 different cognacs or for a short visit at the Museum of Cognac Technics.
You are back in Bordeaux between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.
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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
Lunch (a local restaurant whose most of patrons are French is suggested by the guide)
Number of participants
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Drink in moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to serious health problems.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EXCURSION DEPARTS WITH A MINIMUM OF 2 PASSENGERS