Cognac distilleries and tasting tour off beaten tracks


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Activity Level



Local Experience, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



French (fluent), English (fluent)

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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your accomodation for your stay in Angouleme, Pons or Cognac region

End location: Your accomodation for your stay in Angouleme, Pons or Cognac region

Duration: 7 hours 30 min.

Consider 7h30 to 8hrs duration tour leaving from Cognac or Angouleme

Consider 10 hours if leaving from Bordeaux


9 seater minivan (leather seats, air conditionned vehicle)

What’s Included

The services of your private guide-driver
Transportation for full day tour in 9 seater minivan from Angoulême or Cognac

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

What’s Extra

Consider an extra cost if tour leaves from Bordeaux or Saint Emilion - Cotation on request

Lunch in a traditional french brasserie will be about 15/20€ per person

Tasting in some Cognac distilleries which are not involved in partnership with me


9 seater minivan (7/8 passengers maximum) -
Of course, I will be glad to help you with organisation if your group is above 7 members

A Recent Review of this tour

Not only was Marie extremely knowledgeable and highly professional, she found us a terrific lunch spot for our day tour of Cognac (not her favorite cousin's place just to drum up business). Her choice of the private family distillery also felt genuine, not a sales pitch, as we have experienced with some other guides. Also her English is flawless, I would recommend her with no reservations.
Henrik Borgstrom

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