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Wear Masks when & where requested

Group numbers will be reduced

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Not Just Cognac and Pineau in the region - Many visitors are surprised to see the Grey Goose Vodka building situated in the Cognac area. Well this exceptional Vodka benefits from the pure spring water from Gensac in the Cognac region and together with the wheat from the Picardy region is distilled to a high standard to produce Grey Goose Vodka noted for its high quality.


Have you experienced the pleasure of coffee with Cognac? Well this delicious creation is known as Brûlot Charentais and is usually enjoyed at the end of a meal. It is Cognac and coffee flambéed with sugar.

9th September 2020 Vendange underway in Grande Champagne Cognac producing region 

Tears of the vine in March

Planting up a new area of vines in April. It will be three years before they are ready to harvest.

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.


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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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 2020:  January 1st, April 12th & 13th, May 1st, 8th & 21st, June 1st, July 14th, August 15th,  November 1st, November 11th, December 25th. Public Offices and some businesses & shops close on these dates or change opening hours.


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