Enjoy an expert introduction to the 250-year-old spirit of cognac on this 2-hour cognac tasting masterclass. Visit a traditional cognac estate near Segonzac on this small-group tour and learn how its unique flavor is created, why it’s nicknamed the ‘Eau-de-vie’ and how to distinguish between different blends and vintages.
Learn all there is to know about cognac, the ‘Eau-de-Vie’ or ‘Water of Life’, as you visit the historic distilleries, stroll the vineyards and sample the unique spirit at family-run cellars. This private full-day tour of Cognac includes hotel pick-up and lunch at a traditional Charentaise restaurant (own expense).
Experience two of France’s most famous drinks in one day—the fine red wines of Bordeaux and Cognac brandy. In the morning, visit two Bordeaux wine chateaux in the Haut-Médoc and Côte de Bordeaux appellations, take part in a wine-making workshop and create your very own bottled wine. After lunch (own expense), tour two cognac estates and sample a variety of brandies including Pineau des Charentes.
The two-seat version of the Swincar electric buggy will take you on new excursions into nature.
Flexible and agile, the SWINCAR e-Spider “dances” and transports you to the steepest terrain. You will be surprised by its maneuverability and its crossing capacities. These extreme crossing capacities are superior to all other machines on the market. Each wheel has its own electric motor and its independent suspensions at the end of each arm. They can thus tilt independently of each other while the driver remains straight.
Ideal for a fun and sporty outing, the electric Fat Bike will give you access to paths that you might never have dared to take. Their extraordinary power will surprise all mountain bike enthusiasts. The electric Fat Bikes of the brand BH ebikes ATOM BIG BUD PRO, will allow you to access the steepest paths. Free yourself from the drop, it's possible thanks to these fast and light machines! The trails turn into real playground for the delight of both beginners and regulars. Ebikes ATVs with large tires allow to go everywhere; mud, brittle land…; but also allow you to walk around comfortably. The low inflated tires provide exceptional grip, added to the electric assistance these bikes are able to accompany you everywhere. The
athletes can go faster and further and beginners can discover places that were previously inaccessible to them.
Get an unparalleled taste of Cognac country during this in-depth insider’s tour, which covers three exclusive stops. Discover one of the region’s famous Cognac houses with a food-paired tasting. Most tours end with the luxury brands, but you’ll go deeper with a tour and tasting of a family-run craft distillery. Discovering Romanesque churches along the way, you’ll end the day at a French cooperage in the vineyard of Cognac, normally closed to the public.
Cognac and self-driving really don’t match. So, when traveling from Paris to Bordeaux or Saint-Émilion, why not stop off for a private tour of Cognac country? Starting from Angoulême, begin with a tour and tasting at Courvoisier headquarters. Next, learn how Cognac travels from grape to glass at a craft distiller. Finally, visit either a barrel maker or (in July and August) an estate that produces wine, Cognac, and pineau.
6 hours of sharing and unique adventure in the Vines of Cognac, including a mixology workshop
Taking into account the excellent network of wine growers, producers and traders in Cognac and the knowledge "at your fingertips" of Cognac culture, as Cognac Educator, travelers will enjoy a moment filled with knowledge and discovery around Cognac.
The mixology workshop is a real plus ensuring a moment of sharing.
Presentation of the Cognac culture and answer to all your questions.