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An unparalleled experience

Visit GROSPERRIN cellars and enter the artisan world of the merchant-grower, which has remained unaltered since the 19th century.

Our 1851 cellars are located on the banks of the Charente, in the centre of the town of Saintes, a French town of Art and History with relics of a rich Gallo-Roman past.

Opposite our cellars, on the calm waters of the river Charente, barges used to stop to load casks of cognac for shipment throughout the world. As soon as you arrive and see the soft-coloured Saintonge stones you will find yourself immersed in this very special atmosphere.

Our guided tour will take you through all aspects of cognac, from those you will probably know to the closest-guarded secrets. What makes GROSPERRIN cognacs so remarkable? We will explain the traditional production methods and those we have researched and developed ourselves.And you may hear our bell strike the hour in memory of the men and women who have produced the cognacs which are being patiently matured.

We want your visit to be a truly unique experience.

Opening hours

Guided tours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am till 6.30pm. Booking strongly advised. Free parking.

Option 1
The secrets of cognac

Guided tour of the cellars.
Learn how cognac is made and discover the secrets of its ageing.
Taste an old cognac and a very old Pineau des Charentes in the tasting lab.

7 € per person
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Pack 1 : The secrets du cognac. Durée : 1h environ.
Accueil toute l'année du mardi au samedi de 10 h 00 à 18 h 30.













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Option 2
Introduction to tasting

Guided tour of the cellars.
Learn how cognac is made and discover the secrets of its ageing.
After passing by the tasting lab with its hundreds of different products you will learn how to taste old cognacs.

25 € per person
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Pack 2 : Invitation à la dégustation. Durée : 1 h 30 environ.
Accueil toute l'année du mardi au samedi de 10 h 00 à 18 h 30.













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Option 3
Cellarmaster workshop

Guided tour of the cellars with the cellar master.
Discover every last detail of the cognac production process.
After a cask tasting of a dozen old cognacs you will have the opportunity to make your own personal blend from the batches tasted.
Take away 200ml of your own creation
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80 € per person
(minimum 4 people)
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Pack 3 : Atelier maître de chai. Durée : 2 h 15 environ.
Accueil toute l'année du mardi au samedi de 10 h 00 à 18 h 30.













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The Shop

We invite you to visit the La Cale wine cellar, on the premises of Saintes’ most recent cognac house, where you will find a selection of more than 300 cognacs and Pineaux des Charentes from the region. We also stock a wide choice of natural wines from Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux.

Ranked as one of the 100 finest wine cellars in France, La Cale also has a vast collection of over 500 different spirits, including some very rare examples. More than 300 spirits are available for tasting throughout the year.

The monthly meetings of the Club de Dégustation [tasting club] are led by a professional from the wine and spirits trade.

Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am till 1.30pm and 4pm till 7.30pm. Open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am till 8pm in July, August and December. Free on-site parking.

Cognac GROSPERRIN
1, rue de Courbiac – Port La Rousselle
17100 SAINTES
FRANCE

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 90 48 16
ggrosperrin@cognac-grosperrin.com