Here at La Ferme de L’église we offer days out in our classic cars where we chauffeur you to some of the best known pineau producers in the Charente, with lunch from a well stocked picnic hamper or at a local restaurant included. A great way for you and your party to all enjoy the day without the worry of getting home – and, in a French or English classic car to add to the quality of the day.
Sunny south west France is known for its wine and Cognac production. Cognac is a pleasant one and a half hour drive through beautiful countryside and therefore makes for a great day out. The town has been in existence for over a thousand years and there is much to see in the Old Town running alongside the river Charente. The musée des arts du Cognac (art museum), the musée d’Art et d’Histoire (art and history museum) and the many chateaux are some of the points of interest of Vieux Cognac, this medieval part of the town.
Of course, Cognac is also known for Cognac and we have put together a number of tours of the chateaux of Martell, Hennessy and Rémy Martin and because these tours include the sampling of Cognac, we have made these chauffeured Cognac tasting tours. We drive you in one of our classic cars so that you and your party can spend the day visiting Cognac for a tour of the chateaux, lunch and some sightseeing. For more details of these tours make an enquiry using the enquiry form below.
Wine Tasting Tours
We also have classic chauffeured wine tasting tours where you can choose the car and embark upon a day visiting famous chateaux to sample first growths from the barrel of Bordeaux wines, or more informal visits to some of the wine producers and wine makers of Deux-Sèvres. Picnic hampers or lunch at local restaurants is also provided.
In addition to these wine tasting tours, we also have:
Pineau des Charentes Tasting Tours
Pineau des Charentes is an aperitif that is made from adding unfermented grape juice to cognac. This blend is then aged to produce the familiar taste of pineau. The already rich flavour is further enhanced by ageing for at least five years to produce a vintage pineau.
The most common form of pineau des Charentes is white and is made from white grapes such as Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche. White pineau is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months.
However the red or rosé form is also very popular within the region itself. This is made with red grapes, typically Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Red pineau is aged for a minimum of 14 months.
One rule that applies to both red and white varieties is that the unfermented grape justice or ‘must’ and the cognac it is mixed with have to come from the same producer.
For more information about these tasting tours make an enquiry via the form below: