Cognac Distillery and Bordeaux Winery: Private Tour

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In a single day, experience the two prestigious vineyards of Bordeaux and Cognac that use very different wine-making methods. Meet wine makers and distillers who will explain their ancestral skills.

Highlights

  • Visit a wine estate (Château) producing several wines in the Bordeaux region
  • Take part in a workshop where you taste wines from different grape varieties
  • Blend these wines to make and take away your own bottle of red wine
  • Visit a Cognac estate with its craft distillery. The visit ends with a tasting
  • Meet the distiller whose family has been producing cognacs for generations.

Description

This 8-hour excursion is an in-depth discovery of both vineyards of Bordeaux and Cognac with their specific traditions and ways to grow vine and produce wines and spirits. You will visit a wine estate producing several types of Bordeaux wines. You will hear about the specific ways AOC wines are produced, such as no watering the vine and blending at least 2 wines.  The visit ends with an oenologic workshop where you taste at least 4 different basic wines (merlot, cabernet etc) which you will blend in order to produce your own bottle of Bordeaux wine, which you will take away. Enjoy lunch with your guide at a restaurant popular with the local people. This will be a great opportunity to taste a delicious meal with local drinks and enjoy a moment of French lifestyle.  During this tour you will also meet people whose families have produced cognacs for generations. They will show you their estate and distillery, then you'll taste their production; thus you'll be able to touch on what means 'give time to time'. By visiting these two family estates, you will understand the different philosophies behind the production of cognac. This tour is also an opportunity to discover Romanesque churches and enjoy the typical scenery of a terroir, considered by many as the “French Tuscany”.  You will tour with an English speaking 'Cognac Educator', certified by BNIC - Cognac Interprofession Association, who will take you from the vine to the glass, through the rich history of this region.

Includes

Tour, tasting and masterclass tickets included in the price Private tour with a local English-speaking guide, certified “Cognac Educator” Transport with pick-up from the Tourist Office or your accommodation Visit to a castle in the Bordeaux vineyards Masterclass with an oenologist where you make your own bottle of wine to take away Visit to a Cognac estate with a beautiful working distillery Meeting with the distiller producing family Cognacs and supplier of famous Cognac brands Tastings of some of the products with the distiller

Important Information

  • The tour takes place for a parties of 2-8 people
  • Dressing code is smart/casual
  • Pick-up at your accommodation instead of in front of the Tourism Office is possible
  • Your hotel has to be in a 15-minute drive radius from the Tourism Office.
  • Pick-up point to be confirmed at least the day before the tour

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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