Discover Cognac during an authentic experience
The Charentes region welcomes you with open arms for a timeless parenthesis. The white wine vineyard par excellence is full of wine experts, great houses and wine estates who will gladly welcome you to experience a unique moment around the food and drinks of the region. Their wines collect a lot of positive opinions thanks to the reviews of the specialists. Wine workshops, cellar visits to learn all about regional grape varieties, or even weekends in the castle, experiences from the most traditional to the most original are to be discovered among our selection of winegrower partners. You will always find an authentic wine experience at a Winalist partner.
Good to know: Cognac is a wine-growing region, but it is also the name of a well-known strong alcohol. This brandy is a controlled designation of origin which must be produced exclusively in this region. A decree delimits the vintages authorized to produce the famous Cognac.
The wine routes in Cognac
Angoulême, Saintes and Cognac are among the must-see visits in the region. Throughout the year, the biggest houses welcome you for various tours and tastings (Martell, Henessy, etc.). As you cross the many villages with Romanesque architecture, you will find on your way a good number of more confidential winegrowers, mostly producing white wine made from Ugni Blanc and Colombard grape varieties. Do not miss to taste the good Pineau des Charentes, an aperitif made from grape must mixed with brandy before being aged in oak barrels. The first route called “Le Cognac et la vigne” introduces you to the wine culture. Departing from Saintes, it passes through Saint-Jean d'Angely, Burie, Cognac and Aigre. Still starting from Saintes, the second wine route takes you to Angoulême via Jarnac and Châteauneuf-sur-Charente along the Charente. The stone route from Saintes to Gémozac or from Cognac to Blanzac is so named because it crosses the limestone soils of the region, while making you discover the Roman remains and wine cellars in the South of the Charente.
How to book a wine weekend in Cognac?
With Winalist, wine tourism in Cognac is just one click away! Thanks to our search platform, discover the vineyards and castles that look like you. Select your next destination using your search criteria. Book your experience on the date and time of your choice. Once your activity has been booked, you will receive a confirmation, as well as a reminder. Most of our partner harvesters welcome you on Saturday and Sunday during your stay. Winalist is the leading wine tourism platform in Cognac and France.