This region is so full of hospitality and many of it's cognac houses offers tour and tastings of their finest.
Personally I love visiting the ordinary farmer and see the production from start to end, but this requires an appointment ahead. However Remy Martin and Hennessy Cognac are taking visitors as they come.
My advice is: first you have to find a favoruite cognac or one you'd like to know more about. Then contact this house and ask if it's possible to team up for a tour on the property. Usually the farmer will show you the vineyard, the destillery, the warehouse where the barrells are aging and finally give you some samples. I know what my favourite brands are. Find yours! I'm going to Cognac every second year with some buddies. We are a small group of four or five. You can see photos and videos from our "study-trips" on www.ccclub.info
When in Cognac you can do a tour of the Hennessy Cognac factory.
It starts with a boat ride, then traces the history of Hennessy Cognac. You see some of the machinery used in production and best of all, it ends with a cognac tasting in their fancy bar.
Otard, Hennesy, Remy Martin , ...........
for now only 2 visits the 1 and 2nd , very good (for now i prefer Otard, cause of the castle of francois the first and the historic museuem inside)
Hundreds of vats, 1000`s of gallons of cognac. Each of these vats hold about 37,000 litres of maturing cognac befor it is put into barrels.
cognac story and history
just before the visit