Explore Cognac

Meet the producers


Cognac, oysters, salt, saffron – how are these emblematic Charente products made? Who are people who ensure their excellence? Meet exceptional producers face-to-face.

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Wines and spirits producers, craftsmen of the sea, and true masters of the elements, they are winegrowers, merchants, coopers, mussel growers, oyster growers, and saunters who call upon know-how passed down from generation to generation. Meet the people who work with passion and talent to raise, cultivate, and craft these typical high-quality products of the Charentes. From Cognac houses to vineyards and distilleries, the Cognac museum, the Maison de la Vigne et des Saveurs, the oyster museum in Marennes and the mussel farming museum in Esnandes, these are just a few of the many sites you can visit to discover these traditional jobs that call for precise skills, patience and know-how. Here, we produce locally for you!

Meet us

  • Meet passionate producers at their estates and cellars, take part in tours, or visit distilleries in the heart of the Cognac vineyards
  • Wine tourism experience at the Cognac museum, the Migron ecomuseum, the Cep Enchanté escape game in Macqueville, the Maison de la Vigne et des Saveurs in Archiac.
  • Discover the oyster farming trade and taste Charente-Maritime and Marennes-Oléron oysters in the open air.
  • Walk in the heart of the salt marshes of the Ré and Oléron islands to discover the secret of the salt merchants with a stop off at the oyster museum.
  • Discover the traditional “bouchot” mussel farming method in Esnandes and taste a mussel éclade, a typical dish of the Charentes.

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