An unforgettable private tour of the real Cognac country
Did you know that only 15 houses (brands) of Cognac represent 96% of the sales in the world? But these companies do not own more than 5% of the vineyards. . .
On the other hand. . . 3500 wine growers / distillers of Cognac own nearly 95% of the vineyard but represent less than 5% of the market!
If you are ready to discover these strong personalities running their family business from generation to generation. . .
Let me take you to the real Cognac country, meeting passionate people. At the same time vine growers, distillers, suppliers of major Cognac houses, and direct sellers of their own production, they are the essence of Cognac soul !
Itinerary will be entirely customized depending on your Cognac preferences and budget
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: * Hotel or accomodation in Cognac or Angoulême (+15km) * Angoulême train station
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Consider 7h30 to 8hrs duration tour leaving from Cognac or Angouleme
Consider 10 hours if leaving from Bordeaux
*** I will be your guide and driver. I am said to be cautious and good driver (and modest too).
***9 seater minivan (air-conditionned and comfortable clean vehicle)
*** Ford Tourneo Custom : roomy space on board (more than enough for 7 passengers + wine cases and suitcases :-), footboards and sliding doors for easy access, ooportunity to charge connected devices
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 euros - It depends on your Cognac budget - Some little familial estates don't have any credit card machine so it is always better to have cash with you
No restriction with a licence allowing me to guide you in museums and monuments
Fully knowledgeable with wine making and Cognac distillation but one restriction is mandatory : "Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please consume in moderation"
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Marie is an excellent guide - very knowledgeable and friendly. Everything organised perfectly and went smoothly. We visited some of the smaller cognac distilleries and had a different perspective and wonderful time.