Stage 06: Barrels & Jars

The barrels are a very important component in producing Cognac.  Cognac is often shifted between barrels to achieve proper characteristics.

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Stage 05: Eau-de-Vie

Eau-d-vie means literally “water of life” and is a term that is used to refer to any distilled fruit.  The eau-de-vie (or

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Stage 04: Distillation

Cognac is twice distilled.  The second distillation results in the eaux-de-vie having an alcohol content of 70%.  The distillation process is

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Stage 02: Harvest

Harvest time in Cognac France is usually in September.  However in 2011 and some unusual years it begins in August. 

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Stage 07: Ageing

Ageing Cognac is an art.  The process is more complex than just holding the eau-de-vie in an oak barrel and

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Stage 01: Vineyards

The vineyards of the Cognac Delimited Region include approximately 5,900 grape growers who produce white wine for Cognac making. The

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