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Worldwide, this is a particularly difficult time for us all, but we must respect all the precautions put in place by our governments and take all necessary steps as advised.

Therefore until the situation changes we regret we are unable to take bookings or provide tours.

However, in the meantime we remain contactable by email or via the Contact page

Keep well and we hope it will not be too long until the situation returns to normal and we shall be able to greet you.

Copper Alambic Stills are used for Double Distillation which takes place annually in the Cognac region between November-end March.

September/ October the Vendange - Grape Harvest took place followed by the pressing of grapes then the fermentation of wine.

It's Worth a Mention that

Once Cognac is Bottled, it Stops Ageing !

Always store Cognac bottles upright, don't lay them down like wine bottles.

Cognac Quality 

VS - Very Special or 3 Star is aged for a minimum 2 years in oak barrels

VSOP - Very Special Old Pale, 'Old' & 'Reserve'  eau de vie are aged for a minimum 4 years in oak barrels

XO - Extra Old, 'Napoleon' and 'Old Reserve'  are aged for a minimum of 6 years in oak barrels.

The Cellar Master/Maitre de Chai blends the various eau de vie to his own secret recipe

Join us for a Cognac tour to discover the complete Cognac making process

Check You Know Wine Bottle Sizes

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For details on our wine tours in Saint Emilion or Bergerac visit our dedicated website .

From the acclaimed wine writer Natalie Maclean a wealth of international wine information with a measure of humour 

Wine Know How from Oz Clarke

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NATIONAL HOLIDAY DATES FRANCE 2019:  January 1st, April 21st & 22nd, May 1st, 8th & 30th, June 9th & 10th, July 14th, August 15th,  November 1st, November 11th, December 25th. Public Offices and some businesses & shops close on these dates or change opening hours.


For businesses and small groups our dedicated advisor will be pleased to listen, advise and assist with customising a tour to suit your requirements.

Each request will receive personal professional planning to ensure your Company or group's needs and standards are met.

Please contact to outline your requirements.