Cognac and its vineyards

The Cognac region lies in the southwest of the country and is made up of the departments of Charente and Charente Maritime, and a few communes in Dordogne and Deux-Sevres. By French standards Cognac is quite a small town. It lies on the River Charente in everyone’s idea of idyllic French countryside. Cognac has been in continuous production there virtually since time immemorial.

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La Rochelle was a key port for the salt trade throughout the Middle Ages. Charente salt was famous as being the best for preserving food. The sailors of the Hanseatic period used to tale a few casks of the local wine back with them on the salt ships. Read more

The Cognac region in southwest France is made up of the departments of Charente and Charente Maritime, and a few communes in Dordogne and Deux-Sevres. By French standards Cognac is quite a small town. Read more

Young wine with an acidic freshness is a good starting point for cognac and distillation. The grapes are pressed and fermented into a wine with an alcohol content of 7-11%. Read more