Private Tour of Craft Distilleries and Cognac Vineyards with Tasting from Cognac
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Private Tour of Craft Distilleries and Cognac Vineyards with Tasting from Cognac
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Private Tour of Craft Distilleries and Cognac Vineyards with Tasting from Cognac

1 day
Private
About this activity
Meet your guide in the morning at a centrally located place in Cognac or at your hotel if within 15 minutes drive from the Tourism Office. In this full day private tour, discover an interesting way to approach various philosophies in the making of cognac. You will visit 2 family estates with their distilleries and taste their production : Pineau and single estate cognacs. Follow your expert guide through the vineyards with many stops where he will explain the wine growing comparatively to viticulture in vineyards producing wines to drink. 
You will visit a traditional barrel factory (not open to public). The tour is also an opportunity to discover Romanesque churches, typical sceneries of a terroir considered by many as the “French Tuscany”. At a typical restaurant, you may have a nice traditional Charentaise lunch (not included) prepared with local produces, from starters to coffee...
When touring the vineyard, you will also see where the smallest French University (25 students) is and you will get a sense on the historical relationship between Catholic and Protestant communities which live here in the Cognac country.
The tour includes:
- Visit of a family estate with its distillery. Tasting at the end of the visit.
- Visit of a second distillery which is supplying eau-de-vie to "world famous" Cognac houses.
At the end of the tour, your guide will drive you back to Cognac at around 6:30pm.
Please note that in July and August, cooperages are closed. Their visit is consequently being replaced by the visit of an wine estate producing wines, cognacs and Pineau des Charentes.
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Included
  • Bottled water
  • Cognac tastings
  • Driver - cognac expert guide
  • Transport by private vehicle or by air-conditioned minivan
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation if within a 15 minutes drive from the pickup place in Cognac
Not included
  • Lunch
  • Personal purchases and souvenirs
  • Gratuities
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age for tastings is 18 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and in the months of July and August, cooperages are closed. You will visit a winery producing local wines, cognacs and Pineau des Charentes instead.
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