Visit the great Cognac estates. Winalist offers you the best wine activities in the Cognac region. Book an estate visit accompanied by a wine tasting to discover the cultural, architectural and gastronomic heritage.
Among the wine regions of France , Winalist invites you to discover the best tours and tastings in the Cognac region. Visit the most beautiful wine cellars, share unique moments with the winegrowers as a family, alone, with friends or opt for a tasting in a Cognac château. On weekdays and weekends, our partners offer you the best wine experiences.
Discover Cognac during an authentic experience
The Charentes, Poitou-Charentes or Cognac region welcomes you with open arms for a timeless break. The vineyard of white wines par excellence is full of oenologists, large houses and wine estates who will be happy to welcome you to experience a unique moment around local dishes and drinks. Their wines receive many positive reviews thanks to the ratings of specialists. Oenological workshops, visits to cellars to learn all about regional grape varieties, or even weekends at the château, from the most traditional to the most original experiences are to be discovered among our selection of partner winegrowers. You will always find an authentic oenological experience with a Winalist partner to discover the many white grape varieties.
Good to know: Cognac is a wine region, but it is also the name of a well-known strong liqueur. This eau-de-vie is a controlled designation of origin which must be produced exclusively in this region. A decree defines the crus authorized to produce the famous Cognac.
The wine routes in Cognac.
In Charente Maritime, Angoulême, Saintes and the city of Cognac are among the essential visits in the region to discover a cognac house and the wine-growing know-how of the region. Throughout the year, the greatest houses welcome you for various visits and tastings (Martell, Henessy, etc.). Crossing the many villages with Romanesque architecture, you will find on your way many more confidential winegrowers, mainly producing white wine 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 eau-de-vie before being aged in oak barrels. The first course “Le Cognac et la vigne” introduces you to the culture of wine. Leaving from Saintes, it passes through Saint-Jean d'Angely, Burie, Cognac and Aigre. Still departing from Saintes, the second wine route takes you to Angoulême via Jarnac and Châteauneuf-sur-Charente along the Charente. The stone road 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 the wine cellars of the South Charente.
How to book an oenological weekend in Cognac?
With Winalist, wine tourism in Cognac is just a click away! Thanks to our search platform, discover the vineyards and châteaux that suit you. Select your next destination using your search criteria. Book your experience on the date and time of your choice. Once your activity is booked, you will receive a confirmation and a reminder. Most of our partner harvesters welcome you on Saturday and Sunday during your stay. Winalist is the first wine tourism platform in Cognac and in France.
During your stay in the Cognac region, you will most likely want to stroll through the castles and estates that line the wine route. The wine estates present on Winalist throughout France offer several activities for a day rich in discoveries and taste. After enjoying a guided tour of an estate, you can, for example, taste the wines produced directly in the producer's cellar, or even have a picnic in the middle of the vines. You will discover how to best appreciate the Pineau des Charentes from La Rochelle to Angoulême. From cultivation to bottling, our partner growers reveal some well-kept secrets for generations. There is something for all tastes and all budgets. Some activities are also accessible to groups, a great idea for an original business seminar. The Winalist search engine offers several visits concluded by a tasting, during the day and on weekends. To book your oenological activity, all you have to do is select your criteria and let yourself be guided. Simply validate with a few clicks. Do you want to offer an experience to a wine lover? Think about the Winalist gift card! Completely customizable, it is a good surprise for sure valid on all our activities.