Les Etapes du cognac
25, rue de Cagouillet - 16100 Cognac
tél. : +33 (0) 545 36 47 35 www.cognacetapes.com
Five wine tourist routes to discover the cognac vineyards in Charente and Charente Maritime.
From the vine stock to the still, from the barrel to the "gabare", from the hillsides to the ageing warehouses, cognac will tell you its story during the numerous visits or walks and with the help of people you will meet.
A winning trio: a logo, a charter of quality and a lively network.
You will recognize the members of "Les étapes du cognac" thanks to the sign at the entrance to those places you should visit.
No matter where you begin with your first visit, the "Etapes du cognac" route is constructed in such a way that each person who forms part of the network can easily speak of the stage before or the one after.
Bound by their charter of quality, the members of the network, be they vine growers, merchants, craftsmen, hotel or restaurant owners, or people hiring out gites or furnished accommodation...they are closely linked in the chain which forms the Pays de Cognac.
The good addresses of the Cognac
This bilingual guide (Fr-Eng) lists the addresses labelled Les Étapes du Cognac
Les Mardis du Cognac
From June to September, a weekly chance to meet the producers and share their world and know-how in a vineyard.
A wide selection of subjects to ensure variety and a convivial atmosphere at a wine tasting in a cooperage or a river barge.
Les Bonnes Chauffes
Oddities and surprises for visitors at each stage of the alchemy that is distillation.
A varied programme of events and entertainment lets visitors see the distilleries in the way they prefer.
In December, January and February: conviviality, meetings, special events, gourmet delights, festivities and unusual features bring fun to participating distilleries.