Cognac Distillery and Bordeaux Winery: Private Tour
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 willing to share their passion and some secrets. They will explain their ancestral skills.
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- Visit a Château producing several wines in the Bordeaux region
- Attend an oenological workshop where you taste wines from different grape varieties. Then, you will blend and take away your own bottle of red wine
- Go to a cognac estate with its beautiful distillery. The visit ends with a tasting
- Meet a craft distiller whose family has been producing cognacs for a long time. Taste some of the family's products
DescriptionThis 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. 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. 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. 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. 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”. 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.
IncludesPrivate tour with an English-speaking local guide, certified 'Cognac Educator' Transportation with pick-up at the tourism Office or your accommodation Visit to a Château in the Bordeaux vineyard Masterclass with an oenologist where you make your own bottle of take away wine Visit to a Cognac estate with a beautiful working distillery Visit to a craft distillery producing single estate Cognacs and supplier of famous Cognac brands Tastings of some of their products at the two Cognac houses Lunch (a local restaurant is suggested by the guide) Personal purchases and souvenirs Personal insurance
- 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
Easy cancellationCancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund
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