Explore the Cognac country visiting all facets of its elaboration with an English-speaking local guide. Throughout the day, you'll visit a famous trading house, an artisan distiller and a cooperage where Cognac and wine barrels are produced.
After a 1.5-hour transfer from Bordeaux to the town of Cognac, you'll visit a famous trading house where stages from elaboration, Eaux-de-vie ageing, blending, marketing to tasting will be presented. During the transfers, your guide will highlight the parallel histories of the region and of the vineyard, the scheme of elaboration of Cognac and the organization of the professions from vine to glass.
Enjoy sceneries of the vineyard and of Romanesque churches as your guide explains the vine-growing process.
The afternoon starts with the visit of a traditional cooperage, where the millenary handicraft essential to the brandies' aging process will be presented. Lastly, meet artisan distillers and enjoy a private tour of their wine cellars, vineyards and distilleries. They'll disclose some professional secrets and they'll comment on their Cognacs during your tasting.