Cognac is an area where generations have worked with the vine. On either side of the Charente, the grapes of the Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois Crus draw warmth from the chalky soil drenched in sunshine and rain.
The River Charente, which links Cognac and Saintes and which snakes its way through the vineyards to the sea, has made its own mark on the history and geography of the Cognac region. The flat-bottomed boats or “gabares” that once carried barrels full of brandy now host cruises on the river to help visitors discover the history of the Liqueur of the Gods and to make the most of the relaxed rhythm of life here.
The region is a year-round destination and its Tuscan feel, the passion and skill of the Cognac-makers and the prestigiousness of the grand Cognac Houses make it an enticing destination.