A world leader in Cognac, Hennessy has reinvented its visitor tours, offering a dynamic and multi-sensorial experience which will surprise and enchant you. And it’s no coincidence that Hennessy was the winner of the 2019 Wine Tourism Awards (Special Jury Prize) in the "Engagement in wine tourism" category.
A cruise on the Charente River provides an unusual start to the new Hennessy tours at Cognac. Experts welcome the visitor on board for a private visit in a small group to the heart of the Hennessy universe.
Refined, aesthetic and inspiring, this new tour, which follows the rhythms of the making of cognac, stimulates the sensations, between surprise and enchantment.
The first stage of the visit, to the cellar buildings, introduces a modern scenography with artistic and audacious intent, plunging the visitor into the multiple facets of the brand: the epic story of the Hennessy family, the discovery of the technical craft, the people who are woven into its history, and the many talents which make up the worlds of Hennessy.
Taste cognac like a professional, in theory and in practice
In the busy traditional storage buildings, we enter the deepest level of the brandy universe. We see the noble rows of oak barrels, the walls of darkened stone and fragrances which whisper in the half-light ...
Back on the other side of the Charente River, it’s time for the rituals of the tasting. The only producer to have a Tasting Committee, Hennessy opens the doors to its workshop where you discover the secrets and different stages of the production of cognac and the Hennessy products. You then step into the shoes of a member of the Tasting Committee and try the different methods of tasting.
The one thing left to do is to perfect your discoveries in the shop, the only place in the world to unite all the Hennessy collections.
Les Visites Hennessy offer five different types of visits to respond to all tastes and requirements, ranging from discovery tours lasting one and a half hours, for novices, to a full day behind the scenes of the company, for connoisseurs.