Wine, Beer & Spirits

Cognac producer located at Domaine de chez Maillard, Claix (16). Contact: Simon Palmer
Courvoisier Cognac
Known as the cognac of Napoleon. Part of the British Allied Domecq group since 1986. Organised tours, a multimedia audiovisual, and a self service shop. At Jarnac (16)
Craig S Morris
Independent distributor of wines and spirits from the South West of France for private sales or wholesale distrubution to bars restaurants and cafes in the Charente, Charente Maritime and Haute Vienne.
Hardy Cognac
Owned by a British company. Located at 142 rue Basse de Crouin, Cognac (16).
Laurent Girault
Wine grower offering a range of red, dry and sweet white and rose wines by the bottle or in 10 litre boxes. At La Rousille, Neuville-de-Poitou (86).
Brasserie Oceane
Brewery at Les Surrauds, Vaux Rouillac (16), brewing the Lagoule range of blond and dark beers.
Cognac Jenssen
Cognac making estate situated at Bonneuil (16), selling cognac XO and offering visits, tasting and cookery classes.
Remy Martin
One of the most well known makers of Cognac in the Charentes. Tours every day from April to October at Domaine de Merpins, Cognac (16). Free entry for under 12s .
Otard Chateau de Cognac
Francois the 1st was born in this castle situated in Cognac (16) in 1494. Cognac tastings and visits of the castle are offered.
Cave du Liboreau
Wines, Pineau des Charentes, Cognac. Vineyard discovery, from grape to bottle. Situated at 20 rue de lOcean, Siecq (17).
Cognac Hine
Founded by an Englishman, Thomas Hine in 1821. This is one of the oldest houses in Jarnac (16). Vintage Cognac specialist at 16 Quai de lOrangerie.
Cognac Martell
The oldest brand of Cognac and Pineau des Charentes. Martell organises guided tours on their premises in Cognac. Part of the Pernod Ricard Group.
La Regie, Wine and Spirits Merchant
Wine and spirit merchant based in Verteuil sur Charente (16). Contact Sebastien Feuillde.
Domaine de Chateau Guynot
Free guided tour and tasting in an 18th century arched cellar at Tesson(17). Open 7 days a week all through the year.
Cognac De Luze
Cognac maker based at Angeac Champagne (16) offering a range of fine champagne cognacs.
H. Mounier Cognac
Manufacturers of fine Cognac founded in 1858, and now selling a wide range of spirits including: pineaux, armagnac, whisky, tequila and calvados. Based at 49, Rue Lohmeyer, Cognac (16)
Cognac Charpentron
Family run estate offering tours and tasting. Located in 32 hectares of vineyards at Gondville (16) near to Jarnac. Shop selling local red and white wines, rose, Pineau and Cognac.
Meukow Cognac
Established in Cognac in 1862, A.C Meukow & Co joined the CDG Group of companies in 1979. The panther has been the emblem of the brand since 1995.
Louis Royer
Now owned by a Japanese company, Suntory. Eaux de vie, Pineau des Charentes, Liquors.
Brewer of real ales located at Embourie, Charente (16). Contact Joe Earthy
Chateau Chesnel
Cognac producer offering a tour and tasting. At Cherves Richemount (16).
Cognac Tasting Tour
Escorted tours of Cognac estates and wineries organised by a French travel agent located at St-Preuil (16).
La Bercloise Beer
Brewery located in the Charente valley at Bercloux (17) Charente Maritime brewing malt wheat and barley beers. English speaking contact: Carole Berteaud.
Hennessy Cognac
Founded by Richard Hennessy in 1765, with original cellars on the North bank of the Charente at Cognac (16). Now part of the LVMH group. Historical tours, gift shop.
Domaine de Villemont
Owned by Bourdier Pere et Fils, producers with over 17 hectares of vines. The shop sells their own products. Located close to Mirebeau (86).
Cognac Tasting School
Cognac tasting classes offered at Cognac (16). Contact: Veronique Lemoine
Cognac Gautier
Cognac maker based in Aigre (16) specialising in the manufacture of fine brandies since 1755.
Cognac Leyrat
Estate specialising in the manufacture of fine cognac and offering tours. Also selling pineaux. At Claix (16). Contacts: Thomas Lafleche or Simon Palmer