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Cognac Distillery and Bordeaux Winery: Private Tour

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 willing to share their passion and some secrets. They will explain their ancestral skills.

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Duration 9 hours
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English, French
Pickup included
On request, pick up at your accommodation, if located in a 15 minutes drive from the Tourism Office, and upon your confirmation 48 hours in advance.
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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
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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. 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.
  • Private 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
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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  • 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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Kunskapsrik og sjarmerende guide Vinsmaking og omvisning , og det å blande sin egne vin var en opplevelse Besøk av to Cognac produsenter , Der godseieene selv tok oss igjenom hvordan man poduserer Cognac. med påfølgende smaking av forskjellige produkter Anbefales på det varmeste

September 6, 2017

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